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St. Vincent and The Grenadines: Actions to be taken ahead PSC inspections

The St. Vincent And The Grenadines Maritime Administration issued a circular to provide managing companies and ships’ officers guidance on how to keep their ships ready for PSC inspections and avoid an eventual detention. The analysis of the evolution of detentions of ships flying St Vincent and The Grenadines Flag inside the Paris MoU Region has shown an improving situation from 2005.

Procedures: A guide to safe passage planning

Voyage planning is a key element of Bridge Resource Management forming the foundation the bridge team will use to ensure the vessel’s safe transit along its intended route. A voyage plan (or passage plan) is a comprehensive, berth to berth guide, developed and used by a vessel’s bridge team to determine the most favorable route and identify potential hazards along the route.

Do’s and Don’ts for steel cargo loading checklist

Steel is a high-value cargo, which can be easily damaged by rough handling, water and moisture. Damage can occur for different reasons in transit or before loading. The Standard Club issued a guide focusing on correctly loading, stowing and securing steel cargoes to prevent any damage claims.

Procedures: A step-by-step guide for safe abandon-ship drills

One of the worst situations a seafarer can encounter during his/her sea service is the order by the master to abandon vessel in the face of danger. If not properly conducted, this operation, instead of saving lives, may lead to unexpected losses. In this regard, regular abandon-ship drills are vital to prepare crew.

Procedures: Step-by-step stages of a proper STS transfer

Ship to ship transfer operations are seen more and more as vessels’ size grows in comparison with ports’ and terminals’ size. STS constitutes one of the most common but also high-risk operations in shipping. These operations should be carefully planned and executed by familiar and trained crews.

Poor pre-bunker checklist contributes to HSFO overflow

In its latest Safety Digest, the UK MAIB described an incident of a Heavy Sulphur Fuel Oil overflow during bunkering operation. MAIB highlighted that at least one of the two isolating valves that caused the incident could have been closed fully if it had been checked as per the checklist.

Procedures: Steps for a proper fire drill under SOLAS

Fires onboard form a great part of maritime casualties. One way to address them is the proper training through efficient and regular drills, which ensure that crew members are ready to handle a fire onboard. But what are the steps to be followed for a proper fire drill?

Tips to ensure a positive PSC inspection under Liberian law

Liberia Maritime Authority issued a document to assist Masters on their responsibilities under Liberian Law and provide guidance to ensure a positive PSC inspection. Under Liberian Regulation 2.35, it is the responsibility of owners and masters to ensure compliance with all applicable international conventions.

Procedures: Tips for safe Fuel Oil Changeover before entering ECAs

When entering ECAs and other designated areas, ship crews should conduct a fully changeover procedure to a compliant fuel oil with reduced emissions of Sulfur Oxides (SOx), preventing air pollution caused by maritime activity.  So what is the best practice for a safe Fuel Oil Changeover?

Procedures: How to maintain food hygiene onboard

A healthy food program provides seafarers with the required energy to perform their duties and fight any fatigue symptoms. On the other hand, if not handled properly, food onboard can be a significant cause of diseases. So how crews can ensure the food hygiene onboard? 

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sanitation
Challenges in the healthcare for crew members
explosion in pilot boat
Six injured during explosion in pilot boat off Malaysia
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
ibia
IBIA welcomes IMO’s next step on fuel safety
uscg icebreaking season
USCG launches its icebreaking season
hydrogen ropax
Hydrogen powered RO-PAX project receives funding
Connectivity Cyber Security E-navigation Energy Efficiency Maritime Software Smart
toyota
Toyota to invest in autonomous shipping project
emissions
Partners test new technology for monitoring emissions
air lubrication
Watch: Smart ships using air lubrication to save fuel
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
paris mou
Ship denied access to Paris MoU region for 3 months
employment discrimination
Shipyard labor contractors fined for employment discrimination
oily waste at sea
US court fines Navimax for discharging oily waste at sea
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
world fleet
Equasis: The world merchant fleet in 2017
port of amsterdam
Port of Amsterdam to accommodate new plastics recycling plant
china
Watch: World’s fastest RoPax named in Chinese shipyard
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
port information
OCIMF: Guidance for presenting port, terminal information
elbe
Fairway adjustment to simplify Elbe traffic control
port of amsterdam
Port of Amsterdam to accommodate new plastics recycling plant
sanitation
Challenges in the healthcare for crew members
green finance, clean energy transition
Sharing the burden of greening: An innovative financial approach
fuel consumption data
2020 compliant fuel challenges
Shipping of liquefiable bulk cargoes: lessons from real-life incidents