The International Group recently became a member of the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) Top Tier project. The project was set up to investigate and assess the causes of the loss of containers at sea on board container ships of various sizes, with a specific focus on ultra-large ships. The project is supported by partners from the shipping industry, academia and government.
MARIN will in due course prepare a report of its findings, including recommendations, which should ultimately lead to operational and technical improvements to mitigate the risk of losing containers at sea.
The International Group has meanwhile received an interim notice on parametric roles, which will be of immediate interest to shipowners, captains and crews of container ships. The notice is intended for use by seafarers and company operational personnel.