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Guidelines launched for safe carriage of seed cake

CINS, together with the International Group of P&I Clubs published guidelines for the carriage of Seed Cake in containers. The practices set out in this document are intended to improve safety during the carriage of Seed Cake and to ensure that it is properly declared, packaged and carried.

Pleasure vessel safety equipment recommendations

For pleasure yachts of less than 13.7 meters in length there are no statutory requirements for safety equipment other than those required under SOLAS V; whatsoever, safety equipment is an important part of boat preparation and it is advisable that all pleasure craft skippers check that their vessel is properly equipped.

Maritime NZ safety campaign for recreational boaties launched

Maritime New Zealand officially announced that the Buller District Council joined the national compliance “No Excuses” campaign. Specifically, the campaign focuses on recreational boaties not carrying or wearing lifejackets and those who speed on the water.

Safety order on Terra Nova FPSO after incident

The Canadian offshore regulator, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), recently informed that Suncor Energy has been given a safety order following an investigation of an incident on the Terra Nova FPSO.

iContainers urges on misdeclared cargoes issue

As misdeclared cargo continues causing fires onboard, the digital freight forwarder iContainers, highlighted that the shipping industry needs to pay attention to this increased issue. Namely during the last two years, has been noticed a growing number of container fires coming from shipper’s misdeclared dangerous cargoes.

AMSA: Safety alert on risks with getting on and off vessels

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority issued a safety alerting, highlighting the risks involved when entering and departing a vessel, commenting that it is a legal requirement under the national law to provide safe access to a vessel.

IMCA: 134 incidents reported in 2019

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) issued its yearly report analyzing the accidents that were published during 2019, informing of 134 accidents in 30 safety flashes between 10/10/18 and 12/12/19.

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