The recent incident on an oil tanker where stowaways posed a threat to the crew brought maritime security to the attention of a wider audience, says Abbie Rudd Senior Executive (Claims) at the North P&I Club.
The Sea Cargo Charter (SCC) provides a framework that enables shipowners, charterers and cargo owners in the bulk industry to align their activities and promote shipping’s green transition, explains Mr. Mark Smith, Loss Prevention Executive at The North Club.
There have been several reports of incidents on Dynamic Positioning (DP) vessels where control was lost because the DP operator (DPO) failed to correctly switch control between different operating stations, notes Mr. John Southam, Loss Prevention Executive at North P&I Club highlighting ways to reduce the likelihood of serious position-loss incidents.
Although all lights are shed on COVID-19, let’s not forget that last year the long anticipated IMO Sulphur cap became effective. Now, after one year of implementation, it is time to come to conclusions; in that regard, in our Sea Sense column, in association with The North of England P&I Club, we ask global experts to make their assessment whether we succeeded or not:
Amid the current volatile conditions in Libya, North P&I Club issued an update to inform shipowners, operators and individuals about the port and terminal status in the region.
It is known that solid bulk cargoes that liquefy can kill, while vessels and seafarers’ lives have been lost. Following the situation, North P&I Club notes the benefits of the ‘Can Test’.
Due to a recent increase of nickel ore exports from Ivory Coast, the North P&I Club addresses the challenges arising to vessels that carry the cargo, highlighting that the primary concerns are on the moisture content of cargoes at the time of loading, the validity of cargo sample test results and doubts on the status of an operational competent authority.
The Argentina Coast Guard are taking action against vessels that exceed speed limits in the River Plate basin and Parana River, according to North P&I Club citing information from local correspondents Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L.
In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Gordon Robertson, Director (Greece) and Tony Allen, Director (Greece) at North P&I Club explain why the Greek market is so important to the Club. On the occasion of a 20-year presence in Greece, the two Executives from North Club share key initiatives taken and milestones achieved while they also reveal future plans of their agenda.
Given the fact that most modern container ships are equipped with loading computers, North P&I Club launched a guidance, focused on the importance of correctly using computer programs for container stowage.
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