Following a number of recent casualties involving bulk carriers in Brazil, a new inspection requirement has been introduced in Brazilian ports, according to the West P&I Club. All vessels of 18 or more years of age, that are to load a cargo with a density of 1.78 t/m3 or greater, are to be subject to an inspection upon arrival, prior to loading commencing.
UK P&I Club issued a report in order to advise on safe transportation of soya beans. According to the report, Brazil is expected to produce a record soya bean crop yield this year, which is reflected in the number of vessels currently queuing at Brazilian ports.
Standards for traffic and permanence of vessels in Brazilian jurisdictional waters
The English translation of the Brazilian Navy Directorate of Ports and Coasts Maritime Authority Standards for the Traffic and Permanence of Vessels in Brazilian Jurisdictional Waters (NORMAM-08/DPC) is now available.
A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed by Graham Westgarth, Chairman of INTERTANKO; Ricardo Augusto Leite Falcão, President of CONAPRA; and Otavio Augusto Fragoso Alves da Silva, President of FENAPRATICOS
The Republic of the Marshall Islands has issued Marine Safety Advisory regarding restrictions to fishing and navigation in the security areas for oil platforms and other offshore units as follows:
A new iron ore fines (IOF) Schedule to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code governing the carriage of IOF by sea, and an amended iron ore Schedule, were agreed at the IMO DSC 18 meeting in September 2013.
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