AMSA issued Marine Notice 01/2021, announcing a Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) for livestock carriers, which will run from 1 March 2021 to 31 August 2021. SQE Marine provided detailed guidance on the matter.
The Standard P&I Club issued a a reference guide for masters, cargo officers and shore operations staff with best practice when shipping steel cargo. Steel is a high-value cargo, a cargo easily damaged by rough handling, water and moisture, while its weight presents substantial challenges with stowage and securing.
Amid an increase of container ship fires in the last years, a new guide is published to serve as a route-map for the CTU Code and to assist wider understanding of good packing practices.
Swedish Club published its latest monthly safety scenario, regarding a passenger vessel incident. During the vessel’s approach to the port, the ship stopped, leaving the Master confused. Upon check, it was noticed that the port fin was severely damaged and that the hull had a huge dent.
Mooring and unmooring operations hide a number of risks for those who get involved, many times leading to a fatal accident or a collision; Thus, it is of a great importance when conducting any mooring operation to follow specific steps to ensure the safety of all those conducting the operation.
The bunkering of ships, which formerly was a relatively low skill and low value activity, has deployed into a highly focused shipboard operation, due to the continuously rising oil price in conjunction with the imperative need for high marine environmental protection.
The Swedish Club informs about a controllable pitch propeller failure caused heavy contact with lock gate. Namely, a vessel was waiting to proceed through a lock to another berth. The OOW had not checked the CPP as the vessel was alongside for twelve hours. He was also stressed to prepare everything for departure in a short time.
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.
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.
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.
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