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Hazards associated with dirty engine room bilges

A recent analysis of the Shipowners Club’s Condition Survey Programme highlighted that approximately 25% of the vessels surveyed reported contaminated engine room bilges. As such, the Club draw attention to the potential fire hazards associated with oily engine room bilges and the checks and steps that a ship’s crew should undertake to address this issue. 

Problems of ballast water control in Ukraine

The Japan P&I Club has been informed of problems regarding ballast water inspections by the ecological inspectors in Ukraine, drawing attention to the current local legislation which does not have an approved Procedure and Order of calculation of damages caused by pollution from maritime vessels.

Requirements for vessels calling in Australia, China, Europe & USA

The Liberia Maritime Authority said that it has recently experienced an increase in PSC inspections, while, on the contrary, they have reported a decrease in PSC detentions, due to their requirement to receive Advance Notice of Arrival for vessels calling on ports in Australia, China, Europe and  the USA, which helps to ensure compliance and report problems.

EMSA issues 2018 Outlook

EMSA published its Outlook for 2018, containing the Agency’s activities and developments which can be broadly divided into five thematic areas, reflected also in its organisation structure. EMSA will further support authorities carrying out coast guard functions by continuing to perform its core activities as well as by setting up new and enhanced services for maritime surveillance and capacity building.

Regulation is welcome but should be measured, says INTERCARGO

During its Technical and Executive Committees’ meetings in Singapore on 5 and 6 March, INTERCARGO re-iterated its commitment to a safe, efficient, high quality and environmentally-friendly dry cargo shipping industry and its support, at the same time, for an industry governed by free and fair competition. 

Lessons learned from PSC at Isle of Man registered ships

The Isle of Man ship registry, issued a notice, whose purpose is to advise shipowners, operators, managers and Masters of Isle of Man registered ships of information in respect of Port State Control activities. The Ship Registry wishes informed that there were two particular inspection incidents where the deficiencies which were revealed

Six new detentions reported in UK ports in January

The UK MCA announced that ten foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during January 2018 after failing Port State Control inspection. During January, there were six new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in a UK port, while four vessels remained under detention from previous months.

Certificates online control could make PSC inspections faster

PSC inspections are time-consuming since they include scrutiny of the ship’s certificates. In the wake of the DMA’s implementation of digital certificates on Danish ships, DMA and EMSA are examining how online control of certificates could make PSC inspections more efficient without compromising safety.

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