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.
The shipping industry is constantly looking for alternative fuels to achieve decarbonization and mitigate its environmental impact. Yet, Alvin Foster, North Club, states that the new fuels introduced to the bunker market have been found to be diverse.
Steering with artificial intelligence to combat maritime piracy21/10/2020
Day 02 of 2020 SAFETY4SEA Virtual Forum focuses on safety and security challenges amid the pandemic crisis21/10/2020
Lessons learned: Fingers must remain out of the line of fire during wire transfer operations21/10/2020
Transport Malta investigation: Serious injury of crew member while testing rescue boat crane21/10/2020
- Maritime Health
Update on crew COVID-19 cases in Western Australia21/10/2020
Lessons learned: Pilot transfers need careful judgment when moving outside the safety zone21/10/2020
Seafarers in Australia forced to stay up to 18 months onboard, ITF says21/10/2020
Near-fatal in New Zealand leads to 1st enforceable undertaking for maritime21/10/2020
- Cyber Security
US charges Russian military intelligence officers for ‘NotPetya’ cyber attack21/10/2020
Port of Antwerp and partners to develop 5G private network21/10/2020