SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Safety

Why warranty surveyors are essential for deck cargo loads

cargo

In the past year many deck cargoes were shifted in heavy weather. Invariably, after further investigation, it has been discovered that the stowage and securing of these cargoes did not comply with the ship’s Cargo Securing Manual or the practices laid down within the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing or other applicable codes of safe practice, Paul Walton, a director with international marine consultant LOC, writes in an article in the London P&I Club’s latest StopLoss Bulletin.

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Shipowners Club: Malaria prevention for seafarers

prevention

Under its "Seafarers’ Health Information Programme", International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network issued a report on malaria prevention, as the disease causes at least 1 million deaths every year, the majority of which occur in resource-poor countries, such as Africa, south and central America, Asia and the middle east.

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NTSB to investigate fatigue and its impact on safety

ntsb

The National Transportation Safety Board announced that the agency will participate in the International Conference on Managing Fatigue, to be held on 20-23 March in San Diego, which will focus on fatigue, and its impact on safety. In particular, the main discussions will concentrate on the theme “Managing Fatigue to Improve Safety, Wellness, and Effectiveness.”

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Gard, DNV GL launch watertight doors awareness campaign

doors

Gard P&I Club has joined forces with DNV GL to create awareness on the correct use of the watertight doors on board.Based on Gard's analysis of cases involving watertight doors, they have launched an information package identifying the major risks, technical and operational issues, and steps the maritime industry can take to address them.

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RINA provides verification services for Eni

RINA

RINA Services carried out the first independent review and verification of risk management in line with the EU Directive 2013/30/EU in Italy for the oil and gas operator Eni. Eni carried out a first application of the Directive on their fixed offshore platform Angela Angelina, located off the Ravenna coast.

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