The Swedish Club announced a new loss prevention pilot project, called ‘Trade Enabling Loss Prevention (TELP)’, which leverages technology in a bid to provide ships with timely advice when they are approaching areas of particular risk, to assist them to trade more safely.
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The Swedish Club issued its Monthly Safety Scenario focusing on a fatality that took place during work operations. The event took place when four technicians were transmitted from a bow to a tug, and had to climb the ladder. One of the technicians fell in the water and lost his life when a big wave hit the tug and he lost his balance.
In light of the approaching IMO 2020 sulphur cap, the International Group Clubs acknowledged that the regulation presents crucial challenges for the shipping industry; Thus, they focused on informing what the penalties for non compliance will be, while also highlight that they closely monitor the situation.
In its latest Safety Scenario, the Swedish Club focuses on a case regarding three stowaways. Namely, the crew of a container ship that had left from Lagos discovered three people sitting on the rudder. The stowaways had used a small rowing boat to reach the vessel and had managed to climb up the rudder and then into the rudder trunk.
The Swedish Club highlights how to avoid wet damaged cargo. It says that heavy weather in combination with leaking hatch covers is the most common cause of wet damage on cargo. However, the main concern is the incorrectly applied and poorly maintained cargo hatch covers and sealing systems.
In its monthly safety scenario for May, the Swedish Club described a case of a serious injury during a man overboard drill, which left a crew member disabled for life. The Monthly Safety Scenario seeks to assist operators to comply with international safety regulations.
In its Monthly Safety Scenario for April, the Swedish Club describes a case of cargo damage caused by water ingress due to a crack on the hatch coaming. The incident resulted in several days of delay for the ship to get the wet cargo off the vessel, while most of the cargo was refused by the buyer.
The Swedish Club informed that the port of Beira has sustained only limited damages, but the roads are still not accessible due to the flooding. Specifically, on March 14, the Central region of Mozambique and most particularly the city of Beira were heavily affected by Cyclone IDAI. There has been extensive wind and water damage to the city and surrounding area with loss of lives, property and no electricity and water available.
The Swedish Club published its monthly safety scenario for March. In this month’s scenario, the Swedish Club describes an engine room fire that burst while the vessel was sailing. The master and the crewmembers finally put the fire out. Yet, later on it was found that only seven of thirteen CO2 bottles were released into the engine room.
As the civil unrest and political instability in Haiti continues, shipowners and operators are urged to exercise caution when calling at Port-Au-Prince and when negotiating fixtures towards the port. Protests gave griped Haiti since early February, as part of the demonstrations calling for President Jovenel Moise to resign.
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