North Club launched its Route Risk Advice tool, an interactive geographical route planning solution which will help users understand the hazards of a voyage.
Following the use of scrubbers issue which has split the shipping industry, the North P&I Club issued an update on the stands taken by the international ports on the use of scrubbers and the allowance of EGCS discharge.
While most people may view slips, trips and falls as simple accidents, and a fact of life, they can pose a serious danger to the health of crew aboard ships. This time, our special column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, gives emphasis on slips, trips and falls which are the reason for many personal injury claims.
The past year has seen an increase in reports of MARPOL Annex IV (sewage) violations during PSC inspections in Ghana, particularly in the ports of Takoradi and Tema, which have led to financial penalties against vessels, according to data provided by Budd Ghana.
Vessels calling at Ukrainian ports should expect rigorous PSC inspections and to prepare accordingly, as local consulting company Dias & Co report that they are receiving an increasing number of instructions to attend vessels undergoing PSC inspections
In this article, Mr. Colin Gillespie, Director (Loss Prevention) at the North P&I Club, analyzes the main points of cyber resilience for an organization, highlighting that employing the right people is central to cyber security.
North P&I calls maritime stakeholders to seize the opportunity provided by a UK Government summit on July 9th to establish an international action plan to deal with the crew repatriation crisis resulting from COVID-19.
Among the complex consequences of the COVID-19 crisis was a major seafarer welfare issue, as crew mobility was minimized amid globally imposed travel bans. SAFETY4SEA in association with The North P&I Club, features a special column including expert perspectives on critical issues with respect to COVID-19 impact on seafares.
As North Club reports, Ivory Coast and Senegal are applying a ‘traffic rights’ levy on internationally trading vessels that load or discharge cargo at their ports, which are resulting in significant costs to shipowners.
The new fuels introduced to the bunker market have been found to be diverse. One particular characteristic can however prove troublesome if the vessel is carrying a heat-sensitive cargo, argues Alvin Forster, Loss Prevention Executive, The North of England P&I Club.
- Maritime Health
Update October: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus23/10/2020
Car carrier arrested in Melbourne over crew change violations23/10/2020
Lessons learned: Presence of waxy crystals in fuel can block fuel filters23/10/2020
USCG receives another application for BWMS type approval23/10/2020
New 20,000 m3 liquefied hydrogen carrier design wins AiP23/10/2020
US CBP finds new pest threat, a first-in-port discovery23/10/2020
USCG to update type approval requirements for survival craft equipment23/10/2020
Potential piracy attack on bunkering vessel in Gulf of Guinea23/10/2020
- Cyber Security
Cybersecurity: How to handle a cyber-attack23/10/2020
PSA Norway to investigate fall of pipe on West Bollsta rig23/10/2020