The Gard recently informed that even if it may be impossible for crew to estimate the particle size of the cargo carried, the crew can watch out for signs of high moisture content with the aim to ensure safety.
ABS has issued a guide for the certification of container securing systems advising that when special containers are used for unique cargoes that have reduced or increased load capacities, limitations should be considered when stowing them onboard ship and when determining permissible tier and container stack weights.
ABS launched its amended “Guide for Ballast Water Treatment” in order to include provisions from the Code for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS Code) (2018) and other supporting IMO documents.
Panama’s Ship Registry provides guidance on operators regarding ways to implement the necessary security measures to prevent stowaway’s access either at sea or on arrival. As the guidance says, when a stowaway is discovered, this is an indication of a failure in the implementation of the Ship Security Plan.
To support anyone preparing for the 2020 sulphur cap, and specifically shipowners and operators, Muhammad Usman, LR’s voice on marine fuels, has created and answered a set of the most frequently asked questions. The questions regard the draft guidance, Ship Implementation Plan and ISO updates.
DNV GL, Classification society, launched its updated bulk cargo liquefaction guideline at the Nor-Shipping trade fair this week. The Guidelines were firstly published in October 2015; The revised Guidelines are based on feedback from readers and practical experiences that resulted in the past.
A book has been launched, focusing on dredging. ‘Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure’ provides guidance on how to design, implement and manage a water infrastructure project with a dredging component. The books discusses the topics of incorporating dredging into sustainable development.
USCG announced that the Marine Safety Center published an updated Plan Review Guidelines and Design Verification Guidelines, regarding: GEN 05 – ‘Stability Test Procedures’. This Plan Review Guideline provides guidance and information for carrying out successful stability test and submitting stability test procedures.
International shipping industry organisations have launched a new website to provide maritime security guidance to companies and mariners. The new website www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org provides security guidance, which the industry supplies, as well as links to useful maritime and military security resources.
USCG provides guidance on the acceptance of Fiber Reinforced Plastic gratings as equivalent to steel on inspected vessels. FRP gratings, listed and labeled as meeting ASTM F3059 by an independent laboratory acceptable for testing for Approval Series 164.040 will not need USCG type approval.
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