Drinking Water safety and quality are fundamental to crew members and passengers onboard. Considering that water storage and distribution systems on ships are complex and could provide conditions for bacterial contamination, potable water on ships must be obtained only from those water sources and water supplies that provide potable water and are approved by the health administration or health authority.

In its latest article “Ensuring drinking water quality on board”, SAFETY4SEA gives a very precise and clear analysis on:

  • Health Risks
  • Parameters to be monitored during drinking water provision and storage
  • MLC 2006 ‘ frequency of tests will and detailed criteria
  • Sampling locations
  • Best Practice, in accordance with industry related applicable Guidelines


SAFETY4SEA – Ensuring drinking water quality on board