2016 February

China MSA – Guidelines on verification of ECA emission control measures

On February 29th, 2016

  China MSA - Guidelines on verification of ECA emission control measures (in Chinese only) The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has issued the Guidelines on Implementation and Supervision of Ship Emission Control Areas (ECAs) that detail how compliance with emission control measures will be verified in the China ECAs. The Guidelines detail how the..

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LR, UK Club launch Life-Saving Appliances pocket checklist app

On February 26th, 2016

LR and the UK P&I Club have released a Life-Saving Appliances pocket checklist app to help ensure that ship personnel are trained in how to inspect, maintain and operate life-saving equipment, and that equipment is ready for use at all times. The Life-Saving Appliances pocket checklist app will help reduce the risk of Port State..

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On February 26th, 2016

ClassNK PSC Bulletin_E No.6 .pdf   Dear all: Check the document attached as a reference.   Best Regards  

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Paris MoU: CIC Campaign on Enclosed Space Entry to raise awareness

On February 23rd, 2016

Paris MoU announced that the results of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry which carried out between 1st September 2015 and 30th November 2015 indicate industry awareness. The CIC did not lead to an increase in the rate of detentions however the actual compliance, shown in drills, could be better (7.9% of..

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RMI issues guidance on preventing stowaway access to ships

On February 19th, 2016

The Republic of  the Marshall Islands has issued a document to provide guidance on preventing stowaways on board and to address the potential risks. Despite the implementation of the ISPS Code, preventing stowaway access and properly handling stowaways once they have been discovered is challenging. Stowaways continue to be discovered aboard RMI flagged vessels both..

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Vessel’s Lay Up

On February 19th, 2016

Ship operators may find that they are unable to employ their vessels profitably and take the decision to remove it from service.In case the owner has a reasonable expectation that demand will recover, he may find a suitable anchorage and keep the vessel ready for employment. The status of the vessel then decleared as “A Laid..

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Black Sea MoU issues CIC preliminary results

On February 19th, 2016

Black Sea MoU issued the preliminary results of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry which carried out between 1st September 2015 and 30th November 2015. Information gathered about the existence of measures in place to test the atmosphere of an enclosed space to confirm it is safe to enter and remains safe..

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Updated engine illustrations published

On February 19th, 2016

The National Maritime Center has published thirty new or revised exam illustrations for the deck and engine illustration inventory. In an effort to improve the quality and usability of the U.S. Merchant Mariner Examination Illustrations, the National Maritime Center (NMC) continues to update the deck and engine illustration inventory. All exam illustrations can be found through..

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Panama Canal: Restrictions due to El Nino Phenomenon

On February 19th, 2016

The Panama Canal Authority issued an advisory to inform about the possible draft restrictions due to El Nino Phenomenon in this April. The anticipation is based on the unusually dry rain season and weather forecasts and water consumption estimates for the upcoming months. ACP says that despite numerous water conservation measures implemented throughout 2015, the El..

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Deck crane inspections and maintenance

On February 19th, 2016

The London P&I Club has launched new publicatin LP Focus on deck crane inspections and maintenance which looks in detail at particular claims issues prompted by the Club’s experience and feedback from Members.  Deck cranes are an important item of ship’s equipment, and when they break down this can result in loss of hire claims. Furthermore, failure..

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