Articles by Martek Marine

Ensuring Compliance with Potable Water Testing Regulatons on Ships: A Complete Guide

Regulations surrounding potable water on ships. In August 2013, the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) started to enforce their regulations (MLC 2006), aimed at maintaining high quality drinking water onboard ships, to protect crew from waterborne health risks. Ship owners, managers, shipyards and crew manning agencies must all understand how the regulations titled, ‘Food and Catering: Provision of Food and Fresh…


Elios: A Safer Way Forward for Ship Inspections

The seaworthiness of a vessel is one of the most important considerations for any maritime operator. Whether you are responsible for a small passenger ship or bulk carrier, compliance laws are getting stricter to ensure that crew members and passengers are kept safe and marine pollution levels are kept to a minimum. Penalties can be serious, but if a ship…


Top 3 Innovations Improving Safety in the Marine Industry Part One: Portable Gas Detection

Compliance with the strict marine regulations and codes can be time consuming and expensive for any operator. In an industry with such alarming historical safety statistics, it’s imperative that we embrace innovation to eradicate onboard risks. Regulations are constantly being amended and introduced to make shipping safer so we are going to look at the Top 3 Innovations Improving Marine…


Telemedicine on Vessels would save Lives, say 98% of Seafarers

Seafarers are the lifeblood of the shipping industry and are critical to its future sustainability. That said, are we doing enough to ensure the welfare of those at sea? Furthermore, could major improvements to crew welfare save the shipping industry millions of dollars per year? Is crew welfare key to a safe voyage? A seafarer’s state of wellbeing can make…