The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) informed of a claim, highlighting the need for shipping agents to respond promptly to shippers’ requests or encounter financial risks. The case regarded a container of frozen beef carried on a liner service between Australia and China.
The shipping industry has witnessed many fire incidents on container ships this year, some of which have resulted to fatalities and others to economic losses; Thus, IUMI, in a recent forum, took the chance to alert on the situation and call the shipping industry to improve its existent onboard firefighting systems and seafarers’ training, as both seem to lack of efficiency in these challenging times.
The Norwegian Maritime Authority issues an alert concerning a small fire that erupted in the battery room onboard Ytterøyningen passenger ferry and provides recommendations on dealing with unsafe situations onboard vessels.
Typhoon Hagibis is approaching wide areas from western to northern Japan in the upcoming weekend. The Japan Club highlights that shipowners and vessels should be extra cautious of the weather conditions, and should ensure the safety of their crew and their vessels.
USCG’s Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Response published Marine Safety Information Bulletin informing the shipping industry about the Ebola virus in Tanzania and precaution measures, following the unexplained death of a person two days earlier from probable Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania.
Cargo theft is a global challenge with a major negative impact on supply chains and the world’s economy. To put this into context, cargo crime has costed an estimated US$22.6 billion in 2015, while the top five natural disasters costed a collective $33 billion, research has indicated.
Between 2005 and 2018, the TSB received reports of 26 girding situations resulting in 21 capsizings. Girding occurs when a vessel is pulled broadside by a towline force and is unable to manoeuver out of this position. The TSB created this video to illustrate the factors leading to girding and the recovery methods.
While poor watchkeeping, over reliance on GPS, fatigue, commercial pressure and distractions remain as major causes of shipping accidents, new technology inevitably leads to new ways to have accidents, argues David Patraiko, Director of Projects, The Nautical Institute, in the new issue of ‘The Navigator’.
In light of the ‘Advice to Masters’ brochure that the Swedish Club published, the Master has to be fully informed of security regulations and how to handle any incidents of piracy and security.
The Swedish Club issued a loss prevention brochure focusing on the important role of the Master, explaining the steps to be taken when an issue arises and providing Masters with advice relating to a casualty from the underwriter’s point of view.
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