The UK P&I Club has reported several recent incidents involving crew at mooring stations, most of which have resulted in life-changing or even fatal injuries. Industry advice with respect to identifying and marking snap-back zones came under review in 2015, when a deck officer was seriously injured during a mooring operation.
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency issued a bulletin to inform operators that it has observed an issue with fire doors manufactured by COSMO Co. Ltd. In particular, it has come to light that the insulation in these doors is missing from the upper part, sides and bottom.
Starting from Wednesday 6th of September, the UK Coastguard will be using new channels to broadcast Maritime Safety Information (MSI) and conduct radio medical advice. The new channels will be VHF 62, 63 and 64
UK MCA advises owners and operators of automatic water mist sprinkler systems to consult with their original equipment manufacturer to ensure compliance with the applicable IMO revised guidelines.
UK MCA has issued Marine Guidance Note to provide practical advice on the provision of food and water for seagoing vessels
Ebola virus advice from the UK MCA
The UK Maritime & COastguard Agency has issued Marine Information Note referring to all ship owners, ship operators, terminal operators, port authorities to inform that on 28 June 2014, vessels at sea are requested to fly flags and ensigns at half-mast and vessels in harbours are encouraged to sound a signal at a designated time of 1700 h UTC.
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