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USCG detects problems on immersion suits

The US Office of Investigation and Casualty Analysis issued the Marine Safety Alert 03-18 to warn mariners to be careful when it comes to possible on failures on immersion suits. During a recent inspection, US.Coast Guard Port State Control examiners discovered a significant problem involving almost all of a vessel’s immersion suits.

UK shipping to face many changes in the future

According to the report “Future of the sea”, the shipping industry is a vital part of the UK economy, as 95% of imports and exports are carried by sea. The UK maritime sector is the largest in Europe, worth an estimated £14.5 billion. Growing population and development will increase the demand for the transport of goods and the drive to mitigate against climate change will put pressure on the shipping industry to lower CO2 emissions.

A trade war can damage shipping industry

On 1 March 2018, the American President pushed through a metals tariff plan, that puts 25% tariff on imports of steel and a 10% tariff on imports of aluminium. They are set to enter into force on 23 March 2018. BIMCO explains why these trade-restrictive measures are in principle bad for shipping.

Europe’s biggest shipping nations among the worst in climate talks

The NGO Transport & Environment released a ranking in which it presents the best and worst performing countries in Europe’s attempt to reduce GHG emissions. Germany, Belgium and France are the top performers, while Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal and Croatia are the worst.

Cargo misdeclaration is the cause for many container fires

Cargo fires represent potentially catastrophic risks. The crew is in great danger when a fire breaks out on their ship and every unsuccessful attempt to extinguish the fire increases the risk of serious harm to people, the environment and property. Most container fires are associated with cargo misdeclaration, which becomes a first line of defence against the risk of fire.

Early avoiding action important for collision prevention

A bulk carrier was sailing at night in coastal waters when it spotted a fishing vessel, whose navigation and signal lights were indistinct. The bulk carrier changed his course and alerted the fishing vessel’s crew. However, the fishing vessel changed its course as well. As a result the two ships collided.

Brazil faces outbreak of yellow fever

Brazil is facing a severe outbreak of yellow fever, having experienced a significant increase in the number of fatal cases and the geographic spread of the disease in the last few months. The yellow fever virus is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The disease is endemic in tropical areas of Africa, Central America and South America, including some areas of Brazil, notably in the North and Centre‐West Regions.

Workboat’s engine stops working because of fuel contamination

While a workboat was trying to conduct a transfer operation, its engine stopped working. Despite the fact that the crew made several attempts to restart it, they were all unsuccessful. An investigation showed that the fuel in the tank was contaminated because of water condensation causing a bacteria buildup.

Improper planning causes PSV to collide with platform

A platform supply vessel approached a platform to deliver the cargo via snatch lift. The crane did not have enough boom reach and as the PSV approached the platform, the vessel’s stern collided with the platform mooring bollard which was damaged. 

US largest offshore lease sale receives small support

After the US government announced the largest offshore lease sale in US history, calling for bids for 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico, oil and gas companies bid for only 815,403 Acres, which is described as a setback of US’s attempt to increase investment in the area.


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