Friday, April 23, 2021

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Sand loading at Vietnamese Ports: What to be aware of

Illegal dredging of sand within Vietnamese territorial waters reportedly contributes to river bank erosion and inhibits local residents ability to produce quality aqua-cultural products. Thus, the London P&I Club has issued advisory to warn shipowners that, when contracted to load sand from Vietnam, they must ensure that they have the appropriate export license issued by the Vietnamese Authorities.

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Why warranty surveyors are essential for deck cargo loads

In the past year many deck cargoes were shifted in heavy weather. Invariably, after further investigation, it has been discovered that the stowage and securing of these cargoes did not comply with the ship’s Cargo Securing Manual or the practices laid down within the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing or other applicable codes of safe practice, Paul Walton, a director with international marine consultant LOC, writes in an article in the London P&I Club’s latest StopLoss Bulletin.

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London Club identifies failures in mooring stations

The London P&I Club continues to note the regularity with which Club-appointed inspectors record negative findings in and around the ship’s mooring station. In its latest StopLoss issue, the Club identifies that the most common finding include lack of anti-skid deck paint in key areas; lack of hazard marking of protruding objects and platforms and low awareness of the dangers of snap-back zones

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