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How to respond when safety fails

While talking at the first SAFETY4SEA Conference in Hamburg, Mr. Mauricio Garrido, President at T&T Salvage LLC, discussed ‘ways to respond when safety fails’ from marine salvage industry perspective, noting that the constantly emerging regulations and the influx of larger and larger ships are challenging safety in the sector.

How the amended IMSBC Code affects coal cargoes

The amendments to the IMBC Code regard the criteria under which coal cargoes are considered Group A, namely liable to liquefy, in addition to Group B chemical hazards which apply to all coal cargoes. Thus, coal cargoes may need the same TML and moisture certification.

UK MCA publishes notice on transport of dangerous goods and marine pollutants

The UK MCA published a Merchant Shipping Notice regarding the transport of dangerous goods and marine pollutants in packaged form by sea on ships within UK waters and on UK ships. The amendment 39-18 to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code will enter into force globally on 1 January 2019, with a twelve month “transitional period” until 31 December 2019.

Safety audit training underway for seven Pacific states

Maritime officers from seven states around the Pacific have gathered in Wellington, New Zealand, this week, studying how to prepare their countries for audit by IMO. The training course, being delivered by the IMO, is an opportunity to improve maritime safety standards across the Pacific, according to Maritime NZ‘s Chief Executive, Keith Manch.

OCIMF MEG 4 Review: Mooring lines issues in the spotlight

OCIMF has provided Mooring Equipment Guidelines, summarizing the concerns and requirements of major oil companies on safe mooring. In summer 2018, OCIMF revised the guidance for Mooring Equipment with the 4th issue of Mooring Equipment Guidelines.

Second maritime navigation support centre opens in Izmir

A new maritime traffic and navigation support centre was launched in Izmir, Turkey, aiming to allow local authorities to monitor maritime traffic in the area and therefore boost safety, security, and protection of the marine environment, in over 7000 kilometres of coastline around the Mediterranean basin​.

IMO to ensure high quality of ship inspections in Caribbean

Conducting a vessel inspection is very important task. In order to keep a high level of safety in the Caribbean, a Regional Caribbean Ship Inspector Training course took place from 29 October to 16 November, in Trinidad and Tobago. The objective of the course is to prepare ship surveyors to be able to work in a Caribbean maritime administration.

Updates on escape route signs and equipment location markings

The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued an alert regarding new escape route sign and equipment locations markings. Namely, all new vessels built from the 01 January 2019 should be provided with new ISO standard safety signs as described in Resolution A.1116(30).

US to grant Puerto Rico $28.9 million to prevent risk from natural disasters

The US National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, NOAA and partners announced $28.9 million in new grants for the restoration or expansion of natural features, such as coastal marshes and wetlands, oyster and coral reefs, coastal rivers and barrier islands, that help minimize the impacts of storms and other extreme events on nearby communities and infrastructure in 22 states and Puerto Rico.

USCG provides information about salvage marine firefighting resources

The US Coast Guard continues to evaluate salvage and marine firefighting capabilities listed in vessel response plans. This aims to ensure compliance regarding planning requirements for vessels navigating in US territorial waters. The US Coast Guard is requiring plan holders to provide evidence that the agreements supporting SMFF services are adequate.


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