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Reducing the risk of nickel ore loading in Philippines or Indonesia

As Gard informs, the mandatory notification requirement for the carriage of nickel ore loaded in Philippines and Indonesia still applies. This loss prevention initiative was launched in 2012 and allows for early interaction with ship operators and an opportunity to reduce the risks arising by this cargo.

Navigator of the Seas to feature industry’s first fire prevention notation

Cruise operator RCL, Wärtsilä, and DNV GL announced that Navigator of the Seas will feature the industry’s first fire prevention notation. The class notation F(M-P) identifies key areas for preventing fires in engine rooms based on incident analysis, feedback from surveyors, and best practices from the industry.

CHIRP: Lessons learned from machinery and technical problems

The CHIRP Charitable Trust published Maritime Feedback 55. This is the second bulletin of 2019, and it focuses on reports regarding, machinery and technical issues. engine room heat protection, main engine failures, communications and violation of rest hours. 

Good anchoring practice during rough weather

Skuld P&I Club provided information on good anchoring practices, as the safety of anchoring can be affected by the wrong anchoring operations and the increased traffic of ships as well as undesirable weather conditions. An improper anchoring could cause damage and loss to the vessel, other vessels, property and the environment. 

DNV GL presents updated bulk cargo liquefaction guidance

DNV GL, Classification society, launched its updated bulk cargo liquefaction guideline at the Nor-Shipping trade fair this week. The Guidelines were firstly published in October 2015; The revised Guidelines are based on feedback from readers and practical experiences that resulted in the past.

Ensuring safe carriage of metal scrap in containers

Experiencing a recent rise in the number of enquiries relating to the transport of metal scrap in containers, the UK Club reiterated the CINS Metal Scrap Carriage Guidelines, published in January 2018, aiming to to reduce claims from the carriage of metal scrap by ensuring that it is properly packed, declared and carried.

Tips on Man Overboard Drilling

Safe Skipper published information on Man Overboard Drilling; A MOB aboard a boat hides many challenges, as the Man Overboard (MOB) can be exhausted, cold or injured and will have a little power to help themselves aboard.

OCIMF, Intertanko recommendations after UAE sabotage act

In a joint statement OCIMF and Intertanko commented that the sabotage act against four vessels in UAE territorial waters seems to be well-planned and coordinated. They both noted that it appears that each vessel was attacked by a sub-surface explosive device placed by either a remotely-operated vessel or diver. Both types of delivery method are more likely to happen when vessels are near stationary or in a very restricted waterway.

Infographic: 5 ways to prevent CO poisoning onboard

Dan Boater, a medical emergency service, published its five steps guide on preventing carbon monoxide poisoning when on board a vessel. According to the infographic, CO poisoning is amongst the top 5 causes of death incidents among boaters. 

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