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Loading of iron ore fines at Indian ports

Information provided by the Britannia P&I Club The Britannia P&I Club issues bulletin regarding Loading of iron ore fines at Indian ports (pre-loading surveys) as follows:Reference is made to the Association's bulletin of October 2009 dealing with the implementation of a precautionary survey programme and the subsequent circular of December 2010, more generally dealing with the safe shipment of iron ore fines from Indian ports including an overview of incidents involving liquefaction, obligations under the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code), specific problems encountered at Indian ports and the Managers' recommended precautions.Members are reminded of their overriding obligation to ensure that iron ore fines cargoes to be carried comply with the IMSBC Code and the Managers continue to recommend the precautions listedFor more information, click Loading of iron ore fines at Indian ports - protective pre-loading surveysSource: The Britannia P&I Club

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New Britannia publication re seafarers’ health

The good health of the seafarer is vital to the safe and efficient operation of the ship Health Watch is a new Britannia publication aimed directly at the seafarer to give guidance on health issues. The good health of the seafarer is vital to the safe and efficient operation of the ship.Seafarers now spend more time at sea than they did 10 years ago, with plentiful food and reduced exercise. This has resulted in increasing problems of obesity, diabetes and arterial disease. Obesity is closely related to the higher incidence of heart disease and the two problems have to be considered together."A healthy crew will not only result in fewer crew illness claims, but will also help to reduce the number of other claims caused by crew fatigue and lack of concentration" said Grantley Berkeley, Chairman of Tindall Riley (Britannia) Limited. In future issues of Health Watch we will deal in greater detail with such topics as diet and exercise, stress and other "lifestyle" diseases.Our aim is not to scare seafarers but to make them aware that relatively small changes to their way of living can have a significant impact on their health. Health Watch is the first publication of ...

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