In recent years, the issues of Marine Safety and Environment is taking the forefront agenda in improving maritime safety legislation and promoting high-quality standards in the shipping sector. The aim is to increase the protection of passengers and crews, reduce the risk of environmental pollution eliminate sub-standard shipping and ensure that operators who follow good practices are not put at a commercial disadvantage compared to those who are prepared to take short cuts with vessel safety and flouting environmental regulations.
There are numerous issues regarding marine safety and the environment. It encompasses the whole spectrum of ship design, ship building, ship operation, impact on environment, sociological outcomes and the maritime economy. The Marine Technology Centre of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia ( MTC-UTM ) realizing the special importance of these subject is organizing “The International Conference on Marine Safety and Environment 2013” (IMSE 2013) as a platform to discuss and exchange ideas of matters pertinent to the issues on safety and environment from the perspective of ships and its equipment. Shipping is of strategic importance to the world economy. With over 100,000 ships moving billions of tonnes of cargo every year the importance of safety and environment must be properly emphasized. These issues of safety and environment will continue and persist to dominate the shipping world as a striking balance needs to be mould to reflect the equal importance of shipping practice and maintaining safe operations while harmonizing the environment.
Conference aims to bring academicians, professionals, agencies, graduates students,consultants, decision makers, individual and organisations together for exchange of views and experiences on marine safety and environment.