The absence of terminal and tank farm capacity has generated a growing demand for oil tankers to be used as floating storage, which is being reflected in daily hire rates, the Swedish Club noted in a new article discussing legal implications for charterers employing tankers as floating storage.
In it June monthly safety scenario, the Swedish Club reports of vessel that ran aground because the bridge team did not monitor the vessel’s progress through the bridge equipment.
In its monthly safety scenario, the Swedish Club analyzes an incident of accidental oil spill while bunkering. The report highlights that the crew did not deploy the oil boom, as they thought of the cost. Therefore, the oil spread over the harbour.
In its Monthly Safety Scenario for April, the Swedish Club describes a case of collision after grounding in a busy anchorage area. When changing the arrival time to the pilot station, the Master altered the plans, increasing speed, and took a shortcut through the anchorage.
Swedish Club published its latest monthly safety scenario, regarding a passenger vessel incident. During the vessel’s approach to the port, the ship stopped, leaving the Master confused. Upon check, it was noticed that the port fin was severely damaged and that the hull had a huge dent.
Citing information from their correspondents Cao Dong at Shanghai P&I Services Ltd, the Swedish P&I Club informed of updated measures implemented at main Chinese ports amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The Swedish Club’s Navigational Claims issue highlights the importance of double-checking the vessel’s passage plan to ensure that the vessel’s navigational path is correct according to all data entered into the navigational equipment.
The Swedish Club presents another collision incidents from its Navigational Claims issue, according to which a dry cargo vessel collided on channel buoys, as none of the seafarers onboard were checking the position of the vessel on the chart, radar, or by any other means than visually.
The 2020 Navigational Claims report by the Swedish Club is focusing on a ro-ro vessel which eventually grounded due to the fact that the Master and the Navigation Officer did not implement a passage plan.
The Swedish Club issued its February 2020 monthly safety scenario where a handysize bulk carrier was in ballast condition, sailing through an archipelago, while the winds were of Beaufort scale 10. The vessel eventually hit rocks, drifting on an island.
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