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Key causes of container loss claims

A recent run of container loss claims by the London Club has highlighted some of the common contributory factors, emerging from the investigation process. The Club noted that the subject of mis-declared container weights continues to be a problem, however, it was the attending surveyor’s observations regarding cargo securing equipment that ‘catch the eye’.

Tidetech and NAPA: Better data means better decisions

Together with AIS position and other information, the Tidetech data is integrated into NAPA’s Fleet Intelligence and Class-NK NAPA Green Monitoring programs, which use proprietary algorithms to provide a view of global performance and ship-specific performance analysis.

Lessons learned after passenger ship hits uncharted rock

While the master focused on recovering the boats, L Austral inadvertently entered a 300-metre unauthorised zone, which was not permitted to enter and struck an uncharted rock. The hull was pierced and an empty void space was flooded. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission issued an investigation report.

Poor maintenance and voyage planning caused Arca 1 grounding

In its investigation report released today, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board found that inadequate vessel maintenance and voyage planning guided by an under-qualified crew led to the January 2017 grounding of the tanker ‘Arca 1’ near Sydney, Nova Scotia. The vessel sustained major damage to hull and propulsion.

How to prevent anchorage related navigation casualties

RMI issued an advisory referring to causal factors that have led to marine casualties off Singapore and Chittagong. Following a five-year review of collisions, allisions and groundings in the areas, the Flag Administration noted that many of the casualties occurred in designated anchorages.

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Are the vessels’ crew members aware enough of the new requirements of STCW Convention?

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hand flares
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automatic mooring systems
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shore power in Calandkanaal
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total, engie
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automatic mooring systems
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NIS Directive
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CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
psc training in turkmenistan
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air pollution
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anticompetitive conduct
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CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
climate change
Increasing temperatures expected due to climate change
shore power in Calandkanaal
Dutch partners study shore power feasibility in Port of Rotterdam
hamburg sud emissions
Hamburg Süd reduces CO2 emissions by 40%
Finance Fishery Infographic Maritime Knowledge Offshore Ports Reports Shipbuilding Short Sea Yachting
port of antwerp
Port of Antwerp achieves record Q2
fishing vessel flooding
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cruise shipbuilding
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