The English Court decided that ‘On a true construction of the Bill of Lading, the Owner is not liable for any loss of or damage to any cargo carried on deck, including loss of or damage to any cargo carried on deck caused by the unseaworthiness of the Vessel and/or the Owner’s negligence’, according to Bill Kirrane, Steamship’s Mutual Syndicate Manager.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority issued its maritime safety awareness issue 10 focusing on safety access onboard a vessel, as unsafe gangways or accommodation ladders needs the proper safety measures to avoid any accident.
In this article, Capt Charis Kanellopoulos shares his thoughts on safety. As he says safety can be use several time during our everyday lives, however it can present a variety on how the word it is interpreted. Without doubt, safety starts from us and ends back with us, consequently we become recipients of our own actions whether these are effective or ineffective.
IMCA shares the lessons learned when an overheated and swollen lead acid battery was found onboard the vessel, highlighting that it is important to periodically inspect and maintain all the batteries used.
Standard Club advised that the Philippines declared a national dengue virus epidemic in early August after reporting a significant increase in dengue cases from 2018. Dengue is spread through infected mosquitos; therefore, operators should be aware that crew members embarking from the Philippines may be carriers of the dengue virus.
CHIRP published its 56th edition of Maritime Feedback focusing on reports concerning seafarers’ fatigue and its impacts. In this report a fisherman had to cut its anchor ropes and fishing lines in light of a fast-approaching drifting tug.
The 2019/20 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug season has arrived, as Gard Club informs, and ships arriving in New Zealand and Australia from countries with established stink bug populations must prepare for increased surveillance and inspection. Last season, New Zealand turned away four contaminated vessels from its waters.
In response to reports of high population levels of Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) in some countries regulated for AGM, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Canadian food Inspection Agency (CFIA) jointly remind ship operators of requirements for entering US and Canada safely.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator informed that it was recently notified of a fire which took place in a seafarer’s cabin, because of a faulty mobile phone charger. The charger was left plugged in while unattended and an electrical short circuit ignited paper on a desk.
The containerised supply chain is complex. For this reason, TT Club called out any practice that may harm safety. As the Club informed, key targets relate to shipment, handling and carriage of dangerous goods. 2019 has seen a significant increase in incidents regarding shipment of dangerous goods, including a number of high-profile ship fires.
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