Based on data provided by correspondents Pandi Liquidadores SRL in Argentina, Britannia P&I Club cited a number of scenarios that should be taken into account when one of the ship’s anchors is missing, whilst in Argentina waters.
In its monthly “Risk Watch” report, the Britannia P&I Club informs ship operators on the importance of ensuring a correct appliance of charts, on ships that are using traditional paper charts, as well as on ships that are using ECDIS as the primary means for navigation.
In its monthly “Risk Watch” report ,the Britannia P&I Club issued one out of a series of posters aiming to collision avoidance. The poster deals with look-out and the use of AIS and concerns the Rule 5 of the International Collision Regulations (COLREGs), which requires ships to use all available means to make a full appraisal of each time situation.
The Britannia P&I Club published its “Risk Watch” report, for April, where it provides advice and information on several issues challenging the maritime sector. In the specific category of cargo loading, the report offers a cautionary tale on the appropriate training of the crew, when they are on board gas carriers.
Several ships have recently been questioned for incorrect use of ‘not under command’ (NUC) signals whilst drifting and waiting for a pilot to board.
When deciding the ship’s berthing position it is important to consider the location of port property (such as fenders) and how they are positioned in relation to any protrusions or recesses on the ship’s hull. It is not just the more obvious parts of the hull such as the protruding bow flare or bridge wings that should be considered, but other less obvious areas.
The Britannia P&I Club has highlighted the daily behaviour of a bridge team and their interaction with third parties during a routine operation that ends in disaster through a video release which raises awareness that everyone has a role to play in creating a safety culture within their organisation.
The Britannia P&I Club has issued its latest edition of ‘Risk Watch’ to shed focus on hand and finger injuries by highlighting recent cases handled by the Club and advising on lessons learned.
The Britannia P&I Club has issued a useful guide focusing on how to stay safe onboard and face dangerous situations. There are many situations on board a ship where accidents can happen, from slipping over on deck to not realising the dangers of entering enclosed spaces.
The Britannia P&I Club has issued an article providing advice for the safe carriage and care of the rice cargo. The carriage of bagged rice cargo is a potentially hazardous undertaking, with claims running to millions of dollars when problems arise – particularly in the trade between South East Asia and West Africa.
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