safety measures

Carriage of seed cake in containers: Updated industry guidelines

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.

What makes risk assessments more meaningful

Gard Club takes a look at what makes risk assessments less meaningful. As it says, rather than ensuring that crew members performing the job are fully informed and aware of the risks to their health, safety and welfare, we may concern ourselves more about other things such as completing the paper document properly.

Precautions for vessels sailing in and around Ningbo-Zhoushan, China

Given that the fishing season in the Ningbo-Zhoushan Port area will start soon, the Liberian Registry issued guidance of shipping stakeholders to assist Liberian flagged vessels and provide additional information to assist Master’s in safely navigating highly congested waters off Ningbo-Zhoushan in the East China Sea.

How to safely walk the stairs on ships

Gard warns about the dangers of walking up or down stairs at ships. As it says, seafarers should always apply the old adage of ‘one hand for yourself and one for the ship’ and keep one hand free to grasp the handrail.

Updated guidelines for dangerous goods’ packing launched

In the beginning of the year, 1 January 2020, the latest version of the IMDG Code, Amendment 39-18, came into force. Following, UK P&I Club along with TT Club collaborated, launching guidelines and providing an insight for all actors in the freight supply chain, who are responsible for preparing unitized consignments for carriage at sea.