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Gas stove on truck exploded - truck driver injured
A man in his 50s suffered burn injuries at the head after an explosion aboard the "Stena Germanica" at Stena Line's terminal in Gothenburg in the morning of April 28, 2019. A gas stove had exploded inside a truck cabin at 9.30 a.m. on the car deck of the ferry when the cars were about to roll off the ship after arriving from Kiel. Emergency services responded to assist the truck driver. Three ambulances were on the scene when the alarm was raised. The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries but being stable. After the other vehicles were off the shiü, the truck was towed from the ferry for a technical examination. The police have initiated a preliminary investigation into a workplace accident. There was no suspicion of crime.
Stena Line continues to deliver on its sustainability strategy
Stena Line continues to deliver on its ambitious sustainability strategy. 15% lower sulphur emissions, reduced plastic onboard and a decreased number of accidents among the seagoing staff are just some of the results highlighted in its yearly overview; A Sustainable Journey, the company said in its press release. Stena Line is on an innovative journey to become a leader in sustainable shipping. Its yearly overview A Sustainable Journey analyses how Stena Line delivers on the ambitious sustainability targets it presented in 2016. A Sustainable Journey also highlights sustainability activities from across the Stena Line network in 2017. Stena Line’s sustainability strategy is based on the UN sustainable development goals which have four main focus areas. Clean Energy, Responsible Consumption, Life below Water and Health & Wellbeing. “As one of the world´s leading ferry shipping companies, with over 28 000 sailings per year across ferry routes, we have a large responsibility to do our best to perform all of our operations in a sustainable manner. We are constantly taking small and big steps towards becoming a leader in sustainable shipping and we are happy to present this year’s overview which clearly shows that Stena Line is continuing to deliver on its ambitious targets”, says Erik Lewenhaupt, Head of Sustainability at Stena Line.
First STM system installed on-board Stena Line vessel
The first Sea Traffic Management (STM) compatible bridge systems have been installed on-board Stena Line's cruise ship Stena Germanica and two rescue vessels from the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS). The solutions are primarily designed to connect ships with various shore-based services. All of the system's available functions, including route optimisation and synchronised port calls, as well as sending and receiving route segments ship-to-ship, were noted to be operating successfully following the installation. The route message format was initially developed as part of the STM Validation project, and is transmitted to other ships via a traditional automatic identification system (AIS) to help improve overall situational awareness. Users of the system can view up to seven ships' route segments and use this information to predict their meeting points. http://www.ship-technology.com/news/newsfirst-stm-system-installed-on-stena-line-and-ssrs-vessels-5908701Upload News