Amid an increased discussion surrounding the safe carriage of nickel ore cargoes, the Swedish P&I Club said the mandatory notification requirements for the carriage of nickel ore loaded in Philippines and Indonesia still applies. Nickel ore is a cargo which may liquefy if the moisture content of the material exceeds its TML.
The Swedish Club recently drew operators’ attention to fire risks associated with shipping vehicles and refrigeration units. Cars and other vehicles carried on board ships present some risk of fire, as does the carriage of refrigeration units.
The International Group of P&I Clubs and the shipping line members of the Cargo Incident Notification System have issued a revised version of the Guidelines for the Carriage of Calcium Hypochlorite in Containers. The Guidelines were first issued in May 2016, with version 2.0 of the Guidelines issued in January 2017.
When a fire breaks out on board a vessel there is no fire service ready to assist in extinguishing it – it is up to the crew themselves. The Swedish P&I Club issued a new guide for quick reference to the causes and prevention of cargo fires and explosion onboard.
The Swedish P&I Club issued a bulletin, informing that there had been considerable increase in the number of vessels calling the port of Chittagong, resulting in congestion at the Chittagong Outer Anchorage, which has contributed to a large number of accidents.
In co-operation with Dustin Eno, COO & Crisis Response Manager at Navigate Response, the Swedish P&I Club Emergency Response Training programme proposes 10 steps to crisis media management. Away from family and friends for extended periods, seafarers are active on several social platforms.
The Swedish P&I Club has reported that operators at Aden port often face claims submitted by consignees. Yemen is a significant importer of goods and is faced with the prevailing difficult times due to conflicts and unstable situation, absence of stable judiciary system and financial constraints.
The Swedish Club has launched its latest publication, Claims at a Glance, which provides an insight into the full range of claims the Club has handled over the last five years, and is intended as a tool to reduce the frequency of incidents for both P&I and H&M claims.
The Swedish Club has compiled guidelines from various countries such as Argentine, Germany, Singapore, Spain, South Africa and US , due to the IMO requirement of container weight verfication, that enters into force 1 July, 2016
The root cause of many groundings and collisions, lost anchors are among the top five reasons for claims costs. A rising number of anchor losses reported over the last several years prompted DNV GL, Gard and The Swedish Club to investigate this issue. Based on an analysis of damage cases involving anchor and anchor chain losses, the project partners have issued a presentation identifying the most frequent technical and operational causes, and some steps crews and operators can take to address them.
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