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Best practice guide for CIC on Emergency Systems

SQE MARINE provides recommendation on ensuring compliance with the requirements for preparation of emergency equipment, along with the crews’ ability to respond to emergency situations, in light of the approaching CIC, which will be conducted from 1st September to 30 November 2019, by the Paris, Tokyo, Black Sea and Indian MoUs.

The winners of 2019 GREEN4SEA Awards announced

The winners across the eight green shipping categories who walked with a GREEN4SEA Award were announced at a prestigious ceremony which took place on Tuesday 12th of March, 2019 at the Yacht Club of Greece, Piraeus. The awards focus exclusively on initiatives and individuals who foster Environmental Excellence & Sustainable Shipping, following a combination of open nomination and audience-vote.

How to report requirements under US EPA VGP for 2018

The 2013 Vessel General Permit that replaced the 2008 Vessel General Permit, has incorporated a new requirements for a submission of an electronically annual report by February 28th covering activities conducted from January 1st, till December 31, of previous year.

China Emission regulations: An overview

In this article, SQE Marine provides information about the current situation on Chinese emissions regulations. Specifically, China relevant authority has set three ECA’s in China area in which from 01-01-2019, all vessels should use (all time) fuel with 0.5% m/m sulfur content.

Procedures: A guide to safe passage planning

Voyage planning is a key element of Bridge Resource Management forming the foundation the bridge team will use to ensure the vessel’s safe transit along its intended route. A voyage plan (or passage plan) is a comprehensive, berth to berth guide, developed and used by a vessel’s bridge team to determine the most favorable route and identify potential hazards along the route.

Procedures: A step-by-step guide for safe abandon-ship drills

One of the worst situations a seafarer can encounter during his/her sea service is the order by the master to abandon vessel in the face of danger. If not properly conducted, this operation, instead of saving lives, may lead to unexpected losses. In this regard, regular abandon-ship drills are vital to prepare crew.

Procedures: Step-by-step stages of a proper STS transfer

Ship to ship transfer operations are seen more and more as vessels’ size grows in comparison with ports’ and terminals’ size. STS constitutes one of the most common but also high-risk operations in shipping. These operations should be carefully planned and executed by familiar and trained crews.

Procedures: Steps for a proper fire drill under SOLAS

Fires onboard form a great part of maritime casualties. One way to address them is the proper training through efficient and regular drills, which ensure that crew members are ready to handle a fire onboard. But what are the steps to be followed for a proper fire drill?

Procedures: Tips for safe Fuel Oil Changeover before entering ECAs

When entering ECAs and other designated areas, ship crews should conduct a fully changeover procedure to a compliant fuel oil with reduced emissions of Sulfur Oxides (SOx), preventing air pollution caused by maritime activity.  So what is the best practice for a safe Fuel Oil Changeover?

Procedures: How to maintain food hygiene onboard

A healthy food program provides seafarers with the required energy to perform their duties and fight any fatigue symptoms. On the other hand, if not handled properly, food onboard can be a significant cause of diseases. So how crews can ensure the food hygiene onboard? 

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