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Author: Sandra Sarmpezi

How to reduce the risk of liquefaction onboard

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The London P&I Club has released a joint publication, in cooperation with TMC Marine and Bureau Veritas, to provide operational guidance for vessels that carry cargoes which may liquefy. The Club notes that, although significant progress on the issue has been made so far, the liquefaction phenomenon continues to be as relevant today in 2017.

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USCG: Indications of chemical reaction and plating destruction

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USCG issued Marine Safety Alert 01-17 to remind vessel operators to consider all hazards related to chemical spills. In addition to potential health risks to personal involved with routine handling and clean up of spills, there is also the potential for adverse chemical reactions with vessel components, construction materials, and other items onboard.

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USCG: Failure to follow stove/oven installation instructions

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USCG issued Marine Safety Alert 02-17, to inform those that may lease and occupy portable accommodation modules on board fixed OCS platforms. Following a recent investigation into a fire, USCG strongly recommends that operators ensure that all commercial grade stoves and ovens are installed with the proper clearances to prevent ignition of combustible materials.

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Payment required from vessels passing via Philippines

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According to a Republic of the Marshall Islands' marine safety advisory, ICS reported to its members that invoices have been received from the Provincial Government of Zambales, Philippines, seeking payment of a “Provincial Coastwatch Environmental Monitoring System User Fee” from managed vessels passing through the territorial waters of the Province of Zambales.

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North Queensland’s ports closed due to cyclone

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North Queensland Bulk Ports announced that, as a result of Tropical Cyclone Debbie, the ports of Mackay, Hay Point and Abbot Point were closed. NQBP Chief Executive Officer, Steve Lewis, later said that first reports indicate the ports have stood up well to the extreme weather challenges posed by Cyclone Debbie.

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