The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a bulletin advising the actions to be taken when Bahamian ships are subject to Port State or Flag State detention. The guidance is applicable to all Bahamian ships that have been detained by PSC authorities, including “Administrative” or preventative detentions.
The Bahamas maritime Authority issued a guidance on the management of Port State Control inspections, to ensure that companies operating Bahamian ships comply with international Convention requirements and national regulations of the PSC process, and to maintain the position of Bahamian flag in the white performance list.
While the vessel was in laden condition, waiting for the cargo documents and pre‐departure underwater inspection, the patrolling deck crew noticed four unknown people on the deck near the starboard quarter around 2212 hours. The OOW was informed immediately and the general alarm was raised.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a technical alert to highlight issues concerning sprinkler heads, related to leaking bulbs and external corrosion effects, which can impair the automatic release of the sprinkler head.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a bulletin providing guidance on making Oil Record Book entries and related procedural matters, and confirming BMA requirements in respect of the Oil Record Book Part I and associated entries.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued an alert, to draw attention on a change in the launching procedure for HLB Co. Ltd. TALON II 4.0, TALON II 6.0 and TALON 9.0 lifeboat on load release systems, as described in Revision 10 of the Operation and Maintenance Manual for Release Mechanism.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a technical alert, to highlight major deficiencies related to fuel oil quick closing valves, during Port State Control inspections. These deficiencies are considered very important and generally lead to detention.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a technical alert related to detentions and deficiencies found during USCG examination of cruise ships. During 2016, USCG reported a total of 103 detentions, of which 3 were cruise ships.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority reminds that the format of existing Garbage Record Books is subject to amendments, therefore, from 01 March 2018, the new Garbage Record Book Part I shall be provided. Also, the new Garbage Record Book Part II shall be provided to record discharge of cargo residues for ships that carry solid bulk cargoes. Garbage Record Books are required to be in the format specified in the Appendix to MARPOL Annex V.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued the investigation report into the forward engine room fire which occurred on the 22nd October 2015 onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship ‘Splendour of the Seas’. A total of 12 crewmembers were trapped in three workshops on deck 0 in the forward engine room during the course of the incident.
US Navy considers building wall to protect HQ from climate change17/02/2019
Deep sea microbes could provide clues for Earth's early life16/02/2019
FlipFlopi boat sails for cleaner African seas16/02/2019
adidas targets more shoes from recycled plastic in 201916/02/2019
Nepal moves forward with creation of a national shipping line15/02/2019
Robber steals fuel from bulk carrier at Caofeidian Anchorage, China15/02/2019
USCG approves first Cameron LNG export15/02/2019
Shipping industry wakes up to Diversity and Inclusion15/02/2019
How e-navigation will transform passage planning15/02/2019
- Cyber Security
IMB to address bills of lading fraud15/02/2019
Watch: Cruise ship crashes at pier of San JuanShipping
Nepal moves forward with creation of a national shipping lineCyber Security
Maritime cyber security: A widening netEmissions
Greek Shipowners reinstate stance against scrubbers
Trending Now2020 sulphur cap accident reports anti piracy measures Arctic BIMCO China CO2 collision container ships cruise ships DNV GL energy efficiency EU fatality onboard ferries fire onboard IMO incident investigation India Infographic lessons learned lng LNG as a fuel Maersk marine environment maritime piracy maritime security MLC Convention MPA Singapore offshore operations oil and gas industry piracy attack ports reducing shipping emissions reports safety measures search and rescue shipping market Somali piracy sustainability training UK US USCG Wartsila