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Pipeline buckling easy-to-prevent during operation

Andrew Hodkinson and Joel Thornton from Charles Taylor, outline how an Engineering Loss Adjuster can team up with appointed lawyers to quickly identify the key issues in a PI claim and determine how best to establish probable root cause, liability and quantum aspects. Specifically, they focus on the pipeline buckling during operation, presenting the root causes of this kind of incidents and the measures to prevent them.

Solid understanding of soil conditions vital to avoid sinkholes

Andrew Hodkinson and Joel Thornton from Charles Taylor, outline how an Engineering Loss Adjuster can team up with appointed lawyers to quickly identify the key issues in a PI claim and determine how best to establish probable root cause, liability and quantum aspects. Namely, they present a case study of incorrect oil/environmental data and present probable causes and what needs to be done to correct this situation.

Identifying Professional Indemnity claims: Blistering coatings

In a recent publication, Andrew Hodkinson and Joel Thornton from Charles Taylors Adjusting, outline how an Engineering Loss Adjuster can team up with appointed lawyers to quickly identify the key issues in a P&I claim and determine how best to establish probable root cause, liability and quantum aspects. In their first case-study, they explore P&I issues surrounding blistering coatings.

OCIMF: How to ensure a safe deck onboard offshore vessels

The last twenty years many dangerous events took place, showcasing the risk that offshore deck cargo operations present. To deal with this issue, OCIMF released a new information paper, Deck Cargo Management Onboard Offshore Vessels. The paper includes risk-based guidance as well as best practices on how to manage deck cargo in the offshore marine industry.

UK Club: How dangerous is aluminium dross

The UK P&I Club and the TT Club inform about a consignment of aluminium pellets (or dross) that was found at the port of loading with the doors and sides of the container blown out. The terminal arranged to test the samples, as there was no evidence that the unit had been dropped during handling.

How to minimize risk when entering enclosed space

Although the industry has repeatedly rung the bell on the dangers of enclosed space entry onboard, this continues to arise as the hidden enemy for crews. In this regard, the Shipowners Club produced a sample risk assessment addressing the various hazards associated with enclosed space entry operations. 

Swedish Club: How to prevent engine room fires

Between 2008 and 2017, the Swedish Club received 28 reports about engine room fires. Fires may take place with very low frequency when compared with other types of damage, but the consequences can be severe. For this reason, the Swedish Club presents ways to prevent such incidents from happening.

IMCA launches guidance for analysis and testing of DP systems

IMCA has published ‘Guidance to Identify DP System Components and their Failure Modes’. This document is additional to the Association’s current guidance on Dynamic Positioning. IMCA M 247 identifies the different components of a DP system and guides on how these systems might fail.

Port of Vancouver reminds regulations on restricted visibility

Port of Vancouver in order to ensure safety informs that thick fog and fog patches are common at this time of year and there is a high chance of restricted visibility. Therefore, the port reminds the regulations that require anchored ships to sound every minute and moving ships to sound every two minutes as it is written on Rule 35 of Collision Regulations of Canada Shipping Act of 2001.

Poll

The sulphur cap is less than a year away and with most vessels choosing compliant fuel, do you expect to see a spike in incidents and accidents related to the switch over?

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