BHP issues new updates for the Port Hedland Mooring Management Standard which sets out the revised mandatory mooring requirements, that will apply to all vessels calling at the BHP Port Hedland Terminal (Terminal) and the crew on board from 1 July 2021, along with details of an incentive program for the adoption of new mooring line technology.
A new study by not-for-profit research centre Clear Seas provides a comprehensive picture of the commercial vessels operating in Canada’s Pacific region, aiming to help better assess and understand risks associated with commercial shipping in Canada’s Pacific waters.
In an effort to reduce incidents at sea and as part of its Masters’ Guide series, the Standard Club issued the “Container securing” guide focusing on delivering best practice advice on key areas of vessel operations.
IMCA in its recent Safety Flashes, shares a case where amid fresh water tank inspection, it was discovered significant sludge accumulation in the tank.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority will start on a new trial with mixed mooring for inland vessels carrying dangerous cargo. The trial aligns with the port’s policy to use existing space in the port area as efficiently as possible and create more berth capacity for inland shipping.
Coal is an important, widely-used source of energy. However, its carriage as a cargo is associated with a number of hazards and it must be carried according to the relevant regulatory requirements.
In light of the continuing occurence of enclosed space incidents on ships, the Gard P&I Club reiterated the need for ship managers to constanly review their enclosed space entry procedures and, if necessary, revise them to ensure they comply with the applicable requirements.
It is known that too many lives are lost unnecessarily when seafarers or shore-based personnel enter enclosed spaces on board ships. In light of the situation, the International Group of P&I Clubs launched a safety animation in an effort to help prevent the loss of life in enclosed spaces onboard.
Peru and Croatia have shown their support for the safety of fishing vessels and their crews by depositing their instrument of accession to the 2012 Cape Town Agreement. Overall, 16 countries have become Contracting States to the Agreement.
Starting from 1st March 2021, the amendments to the Freight Containers (Safety) Ordinance has entered into force in Hong Kong, implementing the requirements of the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) adopted by the IMO.
BHP: Port Hedland Mooring Management Standard effective from July 202105/03/2021
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