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Caution required over record low temperatures in North China

North China is experiencing record low temperatures this season, and specially low temperatures in the past 2 weeks, posing a threat to safe navigation due to icy sea condition in the area. The key ports affected are those in the Liaodong Bay area, from Dalian to Huludao, Panjin, Bayuquan, Jinzhou and Dandong.

Communication equipment for fire-fighters

SOLAS Regulation II-2/10 regarding fire fighters’ communication was amended by IMO Resolution MSC 338(91). This resolution added paragraph 10.4, to clarify that “a minimum of two two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus for each fire party for fire-fighter’s communication shall be carried on board.”

INTERCARGO warns of increased Indonesian cargo liquefaction risk

INTERCARGO issued a reminder on the wet season in Indonesia, which runs from October to April.
Those trading in the area are advised to be especially cautious when accepting cargoes from Indonesia and the surrounding region during the wet season and especially at times of heavy rainfall.

China implements enhanced yellow fever inspections

In a response to ongoing outbreaks of yellow fever in Nigeria and Brazil, China has strengthened its quarantine inspection requirements to prevent the virus being carried to China by seagoing vessels. Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne disease with the potential to cause severe health implications.

AMSA proposes float-free EPIRB changes

The consultation on AMSA’s proposal to mandate the use of float-free, auto-activating EPIRBs for certain classes of commercial vessels ends this Friday on 2nd of Feb. The organization encourages commercial vessel operators to consider the proposed changes and provide feedback within this week.

Gard updates on Yemeni ports situation

Gard released an update, regarding the port situation in Yemen as it stands on 22 January 2018, informing on what ports are open and which are closed. The capacity of the open ports may, however, be limited, and there may be a lack of fuel supplies and other basic services.

Requirements ahead Asian gypsy moth season 2018

The Gard P&I Club issued an alert drawing attention on Asian Gypsy Moth, the destructive forest pest spread via ocean-going vessels in international trade, highlighting that Australia has heightened vessel surveillance for AGM and in New Zealand is introducing new AGM requirements from 1 February 2018.

US Air Force announces new update for GPS software

The USCG informed that the US Air Force released a memorandum to inform the GPS community of an update to the GPS ground control software that may impact some user equipment. The software update will be installed again, until March 1, 2018, in order to give time for manufacturers to bring GPS receivers into compliance with the Interface Specification.

The continued dangers of snap-back zones

Skuld Club informed it continues to experience incidents where crew members are exposed to the dangers of parting lines during mooring operations and during surveys, and vessels are seen to have snap-back zones marked within the mooring areas of the vessels, in contradiction of accepted industry best practice.

US MARAD advises extra vigilance over piracy threat

US MARAD issued an alert highlighting the need for vigilance in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, and Gulf of Oman. US flagged commercial vessels are advised to navigate at least 200nm off the Somali coast to the extent practicable and follow the BMP4 guidance.

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Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
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blockchain in shipping
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CIC Detentions PSC Focus Vetting
paris mou detentions
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safety of navigation cic
Tokyo MoU presents preliminary results of Safety of Navigation CIC
requirements for vessels
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CSR Shipping Sustainability
marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds
Changes to Marine Casualty Reporting Property Damage Thresholds
indonesia new shipping rules
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First fully electric ferries to operate in Canada
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