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IG P&I discusses Clubs’ cover in 2020 sulphur cap non-compliance

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.

Lessons learned: Stowaways enter steering gear trunk

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.

Preventing wet damage on cargo

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.

Lessons learned: Man overboard drill leaves crew member disabled

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.

Lessons learned: Crack in cargo hold cover leads to wet damage

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.

Information on port Beira, Mozambique after the cyclone

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.

Caution required when calling Haiti’s Port-Au-Prince

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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