safety measures

New bulk carrier ventilation guide launched

INTERCARGO, The Standard Club and DNV GL jointly announced the launch of a new ventilation guide, highlighting the importance of proper ventilation for enhanced safety onboard bulk cargoes and  the different ventilation requirements that exist. The guide covers the main aspects on how and when to ventilate to control of humidity and to remove flammable and toxic gases released from cargoes.

Overview of cargo fumigation regulatory landscape

Following the pandemic and its travel bans, fumigators are unable to sail with the vessel. Therefore, ship operators and crew, who do not have the necessary expertise to handle toxic materials, are exposed to a risky operational environment, Standard Club noted.

AMSA coordinates rapid response for seafarer’s burn injury onboard

A vessel was sailing to the Port Hedland and located approximately 1850 km off the WA coast in the Indian Ocean, when the seafarer sustained serious burns. AMSA successfully conducted the medical evacuation of a seafarer who sustained serious injuries during an on board accident.

AMSA establishes Committee to focus on vessel safety

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) established a National Safety Committee, bringing together a network of peak bodies and industry representatives from across the maritime sector to focus on improving safety outcomes nationally.

IFC: What to know about perpetrators attacking vessels in Singapore Strait

Singapore’s Information Fusion Centre (IFC) reports of an increase of sea theft and attempts of robbery along the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme in the Singapore Strait from October 1st to November 9th,  2020 with nine incidents (three sea thefts and six attempted actions). 

How to safely carry out STS transfers

Ship to ship (STS) transfer is the transfer of crude oil, petroleum products, liquid bulk chemicals and liquefied gas between sea-going tankers. However, in order for this procedure to be carried out safely, certain measures must be taken.

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