safety measures

UK MCA: How to limit risk of CO2 release incidents

The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency informed of two serious and potentially near fatal accidental CO2 releases on UK ships in the last two years. In both cases the CO2 leaked from the manifold into the CO2 room. UK MCA reminds operators that CO2 is highly asphyxiating.

IMO Sub-Committee takes steps for use of methanol as ship fuel

The 5th session of the IMO’s sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 5) last week has completed draft interim guidelines for the safety of ships using methanol as fuel, setting them on course for formal approval by the IMO’s MSC in 2020.

West of England Club: Mitigating nickel ore risks

The West of England P&I Club warns operators of the dangers of carrying nickel ore. Carrying nickel ore can be dangerous, because of the risk of liquefaction of the cargo on passage when the moisture content is higher than the cargo’s Flow Moisture Point.

TT Club: Dealing with container fires

According to TT Club, container fires may take place on a weekly basis, with statistics showing that there is a major container cargo fire at sea roughly every 60 days. So, tackling fires and subsequent investigations are complex activities. With increasing container ships size increases, the risk of a fire incident increases too.

Watch: Lessons from disabled emergency on cruise ship

CHIRP Maritime analyzes a case of a safety drill exercise involving a woman and her disabled husband on a cruise ship. According to the woman’s report, their cabin was on deck 12, and the muster station, where they had to proceed, was five decks below. How were she and her husband to achieve this drill? 

Australian partnership to bring drone training in maritime

AMC Search, the commercial arm of the Australian Maritime College, and The Institute for Drone Technology have signed a MoU aiming to bring drone technology training into the maritime. Drones are gaining increasing interest in shipping for providing improvements in safety and efficiency.

AMSA: Tips for marine incident reporting

AMSA has a steady increase in incident reports, from 1721 reports in 2013, to 3017 reports in 2017, which represents a 75% increase over a five-year period. From 1 January to 30 June 2018, AMSA received 1611 incident reports and 78% of them concerned some form of technical issue.

USCG: Safety tips ahead Hurricane Florence

The US Coast Guard is alerting mariners and the public to remain vigilant with the passage of Hurricane Florence and it strongly encourages everyone in the Coastal North Carolina region to heed the warnings and direction of local emergency response personnel.

EMSA launches new marine casualty information platform

The new European Marine Casualty Information Platform, EMCIP, went live on 3 September following 18 months of development and testing. The newly developed system offers enhanced reporting tools which have been implemented through internet technologies.

How to conduct a ‘Cargo Environmental Control Examination’

Inert gas systems are installed on liquefied gas carriers to meet operational demands like gas freeing, before gassing up, and in some cases, between the switch of cargoes. When performing the examination of the IGS, examiners need to verify the following three items: operational O2 content meter; operational alarm for when oxygen levels exceed 5%; means to prevent backflow of gas.

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