AMSA has issued an updated Marine Notice that serves as a reminder to operators on the importance of adhering to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (known as the Collision Regulations or COLREGs ) to reduce the risk of collision at sea.
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.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a Safety Alert earlier in 2020 to highlight the risks associated with refilling gas cylinders. This follows an ongoing investigation into a marine incident involving a Bahamas-flagged ship.
MPA Singapore issued circular to draw attention to ship operators when navigation through fishing vessel areas in the coastal waters of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port in China. Safe navigation becomes the top priority in this areas, especially with the commence of the fishing seasons which takes place between May and September.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a Safety Alert to highlight the need for effective watchkeeping and the application of good seamanship whilst drifting. The warning comes in light of an ongoing investigation into a cruise ship collision with another sailing vessel while adrift.
The Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) season typically starts from late May to September. During this period, ships calling at certain Far East ports would undergo inspections to certify free of AGM prior to their departure.
Ship operators should be aware that with the present global changing weather patterns, certain waterways, known as “Hydrovia” (or “Hidrovia”) in Argentina, have shown unusually low water levels.
It has been reported that the water levels in the Parana River/ River Plate system have been dropping below average, leading to the Hydrographic Authorities and the Coast Guard issuing a notice advising masters to exercise caution when navigating in the waters.
The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore issued an additional update concerning the mitigation of the COVID-19 spread, expanding its border restrictions.
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, the USCG issued an updated advisory to prevent the spread of the disease. Specifically, Coast Guard informed that in case of illness onboard a vessel with symptoms related with coronavirus, it must be immediately reported to the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP).
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