The Britannia P&I Club has reported a recent case in which a consignment of pressure boiler parts was physically damaged during moderately heavy weather whilst en route from Hong Kong to Houston.
Several ships have recently been questioned for incorrect use of ‘not under command’ (NUC) signals whilst drifting and waiting for a pilot to board.
Despite a great reduction in the number of larger oil spills worldwide, numerous smaller, operational oil spills occur each year. The Britannia P&I Club warns to take into account even the small spill as it may not result in small claims.
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 warns of people pretending to be ecological inspectors threatening ships in the ports of Odessa and Ilyichevsk. There were two cases last week when ecological inspectors, using fraudulent and unlawful means, tried to make the masters of the ships give them samples of segregated ballast
The Britannia P&I Club has issued a useful guide for seafarers focusing on back injuries and lifting. Club’s latest HealthWatch highlights the subject of crew injuries caused by the strain of lifting, pulling and pushing objects in the dynamic environment.
It is the ship’s responsibility to draw the required sample. A single cargo tank claim could be very costly, but a claim for multiple tanks or the entire cargo could run into many millions of dollars. The Britannia P&I Club highlights that it is important samples to be collected, sealed, labelled and recorded in line with company procedures.
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.
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