As it has already been stated, lashing is a challenging operation that can lead to a fatality; Maersk is to commence the implementation of an innovation that will make the lashing operations easier.
The collapse of on-deck container stacks is a continuous threat to the crew and ship safety and the environment, as well; Thus, Gard refers to the causes that may result to collapse.
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.
The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (“COLREGS”), as amended, provides general rules to be followed in order to avoid collisions at sea where good seamanship should complement these rules. There has been a significant number of collisions where misuse of VHF radio equipment and AIS information has been established to be a contributory factor.
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.
Cayman Maritime has issued a shipping notice to outline all requirements on how to report certain incidents and occurrences to the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry (CISR). The Notice gives guidance as to the reporting requirements for the more common of these incidents.
APM Terminals Moín, Costa Rica recorded zero Lost Time Incidents (LTIs) for staff and contractors during its first year of operations.
United States Customs & Border Protection reported that the Customs Trade Partnerships Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Portal’s new security profile for Sea Carries which came on line June 1, 2020, does not fully reflect the associated minimum security criteria (MSC).
Captain John Dolan, Deputy Director of Loss Prevention, The Standard P&I Club, acknowledges the risk factors that should be carefully considered before the practise of remote pilotage is undertaken, and shares club concerns and recommendations.
US Coast Guard issued a marine safety bulletin to raise awareness concerning the small fish called “Gulf Menhaden”, which accumulates in ships’ sea strainers and cause loss or reduction in propulsion.
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UAE now open for crew changes03/08/2020
TSB investigation: Maintenance-related issues led to MOL Prestige engine room fire03/08/2020
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