PSC results optimistic for Australian ports in 2017
AMSA report indicates a significant fall in the detention rate in Australian ports to 5.3% ;the lowest since 2006 - with a detention rate of 4.5%.
NZ new vessel biofouling rules in effect this May
From May 2018, all vessels arriving in New Zealand will need to have a clean hull, meaning that vessels staying longer than 20 days or visiting places that aren't places of first arrival will only be allowed a slime layer and goose barnacles.
7 Digital trends that will transform container shipping
Regarding digital transformation in container shipping, BGC reports that the industry has failed to adapt to the digital age and suggest ways that will facilitate shipping transformation to a digitalized future.
2018 GREEN4SEA Awards
The awards focus exclusively on initiatives and individuals who foster Environmental Excellence & Sustainable Shipping, following a combination of open nomination and audience-vote.
Leak by damaged pipe causes fire to Ro-Ro's engine room
While a coastal Ro-Ro passenger vessel was at berth, it was using a auxiliary boiler to provide onboard accommodation heating, while the engines were not operating. After the boiler began working, fire broke out near the boiler, caused by a leak.
Improper tightening of a pipe plug causes fire to vehicle carrier
NTSB released a report about the fire onboard the vehicle carrier Alliance St. Louis. The vessel had began from Port Arthur, Texas, heading to Jacksonville, Florida, when a pipe plug on the fuel pump for the main engine’s no. 6 cylinder came loose, causing fuel spray onto the engine’s hot exhaust gas pipe manifold.
Do's and Don'ts for fire safety on ferries
Cars, lorries and refrigerated containers, all of these have combustible material and their own fire hazards, something which a ship’s crew cannot easily control. The Standard P&I Club issued a master’s guide to raise awareness of fire risks on ferries.