Regulation is required to ensure safer and secure shipping and cleaner oceans; and for the setting of common standards for ship and system design and build, for the education and training of the various stakeholders, and for operational procedures.
In these days of acronyms everywhere, I thought I’d give you one more. Hopefully, one that you can remember and repeat whenever appropriate: MSRSL - Marine Safety Regulations Save Lives.
Many in the marine industry perceive that the gulf between the intent of regulations and their practical implementation is getting wider. In certain cases this is creating an environ- ment ripe for errors and uncertainty and therefore for even more regulations.