In certain circumstances in a salvage situation, Members (and their Hull insurers) may choose to vary the standard LOF and/or SCOPIC terms by entering into so-called “side agreements” or “side letters” with a salvor. Altering the terms of a standard LOF and SCOPIC in this way may cause a change in contractual liabilities and risk allocation.
USCG issued a bulletin providing clarifications on activation of a vessel response plan and when and how deviation from listed response resources may occur. Failure to activate a plan quickly or failure to use pre-contracted resources can result in delayed response and exacerbate potential environmental damages, USCG warned.
Noise and vibration analysis, along with mitigation and measurement can help enhance operational safety as far as personnel task performance, habitability, proper functioning of equipment, and structural integrity at sea, are concerned.
The new occupational health and safety standard, ISO 45001, has been approved following a final vote of 93% by the ISO member National Standard Bodies. According to ISO Technical Director, Jose Alcorta, publication is anticipated in March 2018.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines released a circular regarding Port State Control Inspections with deficiencies which do not warrant detention, saying that ships or companies which do not comply with this circular will be subject to fines and the vessels may be deleted at short notice.
Members of the International Marine Contractors Association joined forces to develop the IMCA Resilience Awareness Programme addressing those working in the marine contracting industry, highlighting that the capability of an organisation to adjust to current industry challenges is largely dictated by the resilience of its people.
US Navy’s amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage successfully completed test recovery operations of NASA’s Orion test article, on Jan. 23. A part of a US government effort to safely retrieve the Orion crew module, which is capable of carrying humans into deep space.
In response to increased Arctic shipping traffic, the United States and Russian Federation have proposed to IMO a system of two-way routes for vessels to follow in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea, aiming to reduce the potential for marine casualties and environmental disasters.
CHIRP highlights the importance of human element during ship design and operating procedures, noting that, the matter of vision must be further addressed by the shipping industry, as it can be proven a crucial factor for the safe operation of a ship and the safety of seafarers in general.
A revised SOLAS regulation on safe mooring is expected to be finalised during IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction meeting this week, aiming to prevent accidents and injury when ships are secured at their berth in a port.
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