Malta – Marine Safety Investigation into injury during free-fall lifeboat drill

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Transport Malta issued the report of its investigation of the 9 March 2019 casualty onboard the tanker Giovanni DP. The vessel was on an ocean passage towards Antwerp, Belgium. The crew were all mustered to carry out an abandon ship drill. While carrying out a test of the free-fall lifeboat’s release hook, the lifeboat…

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Maritime Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme – Annual Digest 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) CHIRP currently receives confidential incident reports from professional and amateur participants in the maritime sector, both from within the UK and overseas and across all disciplines. On being received, reports are validated as far as is possible and reviewed with the objective of making the information as widely available as possible whilst maintaining the…

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Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate (SSCEC)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A Ship Sanitation Certificate is a document that corroborates a ship’s compliance with maritime sanitation and quarantine rules specified in article 39 of the International Health Regulations (2005) issued by the World Health Organization. The certificate serves as proof that the ship is free of clear sources of contagion and may be a requirement for permission of entry into port in some…

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Loss Prevention: Cargo claims related to leaking hatch covers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Cargo damage as a result of water ingress into cargo holds through leaking hatch covers is a problem that all P&I Clubs over the years have issued Loss prevention materials, focused on alerting Shipowners and Shipmanagers and on the maintenance of the hatch covers. The Swedish P&I Club’s latest prevention publication, namely “Wet Damage on…

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Bulk cargo checklists: Grain, Coal, Nickel Ore

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This article is aimed at helping masters, ships’ cargo officers, shore superintendents and chartering managers understand the requirements of hold preparation before loading bulk cargoes. Such awareness will assist in preventing claims for cargo loss, cargo contamination, additional survey costs, delay to ships, and in preventing disputes over offhire and charterparty issues. Preparation of…

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Maritime Risk Focus: Safe LNG Bunkering Operations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The advent of the 2020 global sulphur cap regulation has been driving marine engine technology towards achieving environmental compliance. The marine engine manufacturers have been developing ship’s engines capable of using alternative low-flashpoint and low-sulphur fuels as a way to meet the stringent environmental requirements. In addition, abatement technologies for the reduction of harmful…

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IMO Requirements for maintenance of Life/Rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear as of 1 Jan 2020

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) From 1 January 2020, maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of the following items shall be carried out in accordance with the IMO Resolution MSC.402(96). Applicability: Lifeboats (including free-fall lifeboats), rescue boats and fast rescue boats Launching appliances as well as on-load and off-load release gears for lifeboats (including primary and secondary…

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