Singapore: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has launched its Safety@Sea Singapore campaign. Together with local shipping operators, the campaign is an industry-wide effort to increase awareness of safety practices, and inculcate a safety-first culture at sea.
MPA chief executive Andrew Tan said the focus of the campaign was on the human element in marine incidents. "We want to safeguard against complacency, raise safety standards and get everyone in the community to do their part," he said.
MPA is also exploring the idea of setting up a National Maritime Safety Council as it gets to grips with a spate of collisions that took place off Singapore earlier this year. [31/07/14]