The third engineer onboard an anchored capesize bulk carrier was splashed by hot sludge while opening the manhole cover of a settling tank and subsequently died from a septic shock having sustained 2nd degree burns to a large part of his body. The Britannia P&I Club analyzes the incident as part of its BSafe campaign.
An AB onboard a product tanker suffered severe injuries after falling from a portable ladder, while conducting maintenance work on the launching system for the ship’s free-fall lifeboat and later tragically died from his injuries. The Britannia P&I Club described this case study as part of its BSafe campaign.
Taiwan’s Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued and implemented “Urgent medical treatment operation procedure for transit crews working on vessels sailing in international waters or ports between Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, Xiamen and Fuzhou during COVID-19 pandemic.”
Following reports that the Brazilian authorities will now only accept a seafarer’s identity document which has been issued under the terms of ILO Convention No.185, the Brazilian Federal Police informed of a temporary exemption for migratory rules.
As part of its commitment to IMO to facilitate crew changes and achieve key worker designation for seafarers, the Philippines Department of Transportation has activated ports to serve as crew change hubs in different parts of the country.
In accordance with orders of the harbour masters of Taganrog, Azov and Rostov-on-Don ports, additional ice class and vessels’ age restrictions came into force from 14 December 2020.
Britannia P&I Club launched a proactive online safety campaign in an effort to boost safety and prevent onboard injuries and losses.
Britannia Club’s correspondents in Argentina, “Argentina Pandi Liquidadores” issued circular to raise awareness of shipowners and operators on wash damage and speed regulation in Parana and Plate river.
Busan port has requested from all agents and ships’ Masters to arrange for two or more private registered security guards around ships with seafarers from South Asia region, while the ships are in the Port, to prevent unauthorized disembarkation of seafarers.
Recently, a ship had just departed a Mexican port, when two trespassers were observed throwing three packages into the water and then jumping overboard themselves. Both the packages and the trespassers were retrieved by a small craft.
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