The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) reminds those working within the shipping sector should be familiar with the work health and safety obligations applying in their state or territory.
A White Paper by National Cargo Bureau calls for urgent reform to stem the increasing number of container-related incidents caused by poorly stowed, undeclared or misdeclared dangerous cargoes.
USCG issued a Safety Alert is to emphasize the importance of properly installed and maintained listed or certified safe electrical equipment in hazardous areas in order to reduce the risk of fire or explosion onboard vessels.
In 2019, two seafarers died and two were seriously injured in an enclosed space entry incident on an RMI-registered bulk carrier. With this respect, the RMI reiterated once again the need to maintain vigilance with regards to enclosed space entry and rescue training.
In their third video of their series “Protection on Board”, Steamship Mutual focuses on the risks arising when a vessel calls a port, and also addresses the measures taken to mitigate the risk of seafarers contacting the virus.
A recently-published booklet by the UK P&I Club seeks to guide to the controls and key points that the Club’s Risk Assessors look for when inspecting a vessel. The checklist aims to help operators carry out a similar check on the Threats and Controls and make sure the vessel has a good risk profile.
The Swedish P&I Club issued its COVID-19 handbook, providing practical advice to help both those at sea and those onshore to face the day-to-day challenges posed by the pandemic.
The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore conducted a review of the height restriction in Cruise Bay to improve vessel safety.
New Zealand announced extension of a ban on cruise ships arriving in the country and tightened quarantine rules, after a small increase of COVID-19 cases were attributed to overseas travel.
Earlier this year, the International Group and CINS jointly published Guidelines for the carriage of Seed Cake in containers. An updated version released today, contains some minor changes to the text including an updated description of Seed Cake, some clarification of details following queries received from container ship operators and the properties and observations for each relevant UN number.
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