A C/O was seriously injured on board due to caustic soda which splashed into his face, entering under the edge of his protective mask. If the PPE does not fit, is not suitable for purpose, or cannot be worn for some reason, stop the work until proper protection can be provided, UK MAIB says.
The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators has called for a complete overhaul of the cargo sampling and liquefaction testing protocols for raw ores and less common cargoes, such as nickel ore, fine wet coal and bauxite, pointing out that the current methods for danger identification are inadequate, specially in ports where conditions are inclement.
In this article, Mr. John Wilson, Technical Services Asia, American P&I Club (Hong Kong Office), explains why nickel ore is considered as ‘the world’s most dangerous cargo’.
The West of England P&I Club has issued an article to remind of the amendments to the IMDG Code which will become mandatory on 1 January 2016.
Tianjin Port Dangerous Cargoes Update
Chinese law requires owners of ships carrying oil or other hazardous cargo to have made a contract with a qualified clean up company
The Skuld P&I Club has issued an article on Direct Reduced Iron giving advice on what a charterer need to konw. The article briefly looks at the followig issues:
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