Dealing with Fatigue at Sea

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Fatigue is a hazard because it may affect a seafarer’s ability to do their job effectively and safely. Importantly, fatigue affects everyone regardless of skill, knowledge and training. The effects of fatigue can be particularly dangerous in the transportation sector, including the shipping industry. All stakeholders should be alert to the factors which may…

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Fatal accidents caused by moving elevators on ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This article highlights shipowners, operators, masters and crews obligation to ensure safe working arrangements are in place for any work involving a ship’s elevator. During 2018 and 2019, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) received notification of two separate accidents that involved crew members being trapped and crushed by a moving elevator. In both instances,…

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Australia: Implementation of the 1 January 2020 low sulphur fuel requirement

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This notice is to remind vessel owners, operators, masters and fuel oil suppliers of the global implementation of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI sulphur limit of 0.50 mass per cent concentration (m/m) in fuel oil from 1 January 2020, and to advise on Australia’s approach to…

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AMSA: Bulk carrier detained in Australia, crew owed $64,000

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A Chinese-owned bulk carrier chartered to carry coal to Korea has been detained at the Port of Gladstone by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority after crew members reported they were owed tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages. An inspector from the International Transport Workers’ Federation boarded the Panama-flagged Fortune Genius when it…

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Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Port State Control Report 2018

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This report summarises the PSC activities of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and reports on the performance of commercial shipping companies, flag States and Classification Societies for the 2018 calendar year. The PSC inspection results for 2018 indicated a slight increase in the detention rate of vessels to 5.5 per cent. Despite a similar…

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Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Port State Control Report 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Australia has one of the largest mixed market economies and is the largest continental landmass in the world surrounded by water. Therefore, Australia’s national livelihood remains focused on ensuring maritime trade to and from the country remains safe, efficient and complies with all relevant international conventions. Australia relies on sea transport for 99 per cent of its…

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