In two enlightening webinars last month, experts from the UK P&I Club’s Singapore office addressed the topic of bunker quality claims and the technical aspects of a fuel quality claim. They discussed many issues, from the various aspects of testing to compliance in order to provide feedback on doubts related to the practical and operational aspects of handling fuel.
A recently-published booklet by the UK P&I Club seeks to guide to the controls and key points that the Club’s Risk Assessors look for when inspecting a vessel. The checklist aims to help operators carry out a similar check on the Threats and Controls and make sure the vessel has a good risk profile.
The UK P&I Club launched a guide for shipowners to assist them comply with the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) legislation.
Recent reports say operators are directing ships through the Straits of Magellan and round The Cape of Good Hope in order to save on canal dues amid the suppressed fuel prices. In this regard, the UK Club issued a reminder to Masters of the considerations that should be taken into account when operating in areas of adverse weather conditions.
The UK P&I Club launched a risk identification guide concerning inspections conducted onboard commercial vessels, in efforts to avoid or prevent accidents.
UK P&I Club recently published a guide concerning the controls and the key points that the UK Club’s Risk Assessors look for when inspecting a vessel. Specifically, the guide allows ship operators to carry out a similar check on the Threats and Controls, ensuring that the ship has a good risk profile.
As part of its ‘Lessons Learnt’ series, UK Club describes a case of bunker spill in extreme cold weather, highlighting that additional considerations should be taken when bunkering in such conditions.
The UK Club reported that they see several bunker quality issues from delivery of alleged off-specification or contaminated bunkers. In many of these cases fuel sampling procedures on board at the time of delivery have been found inadequate and in many cases unreliable.
In the latest issue of UK Club’s Lookout publication, Capt. Hiroshi Sekine, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, highlights the importance for mariners of gathering evidence from the ship, in the aftermath of an incident at sea.
The UK P&I Club presents an injury onboard a tanker, when a crewmember that was instructed to fabricate a steel locking pin had a sever eye injury, most probably because he removed the safety guards of the power tools he was using.
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