safety measures

Risks associated with refilling gas cylinders

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.

Avoiding collisions at sea: Risks arising from the use of VHF, AIS

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.

Precautions when navigating around Ningbo-Zhoushan port in China

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. 

How to report certain incidents onboard Cayman Islands ships

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.

Risks and challenges arising during remote pilotage

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.

USCG alerts on risks posed by small fish

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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