Major ship losses continued to decline last year, but smaller incidents are on the rise, alongside increased safety risks resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. There were 15 cargo ships lost last year, most in South-east Asia, and the report highlights ro-ro vessels as among the biggest safety risks, with total losses and smaller incidents up 20%.
On todays J9 call (14 July), J9 started out by walking through the read-ahead slides. The data showed an increase in unpaid invoices. The J9 briefer noted the increase and stated it might be due to Syncada problems in the recent past; and due to the increase in the overall volume of invoices to process.
At West Point and according to the Director of Emergency Services, if crew members meet the standard requirements for access to the installation and have official business, they will gain entry. They understand the criticality of the service being provided.