SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Safety

How to carry bulk cargoes safely

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When bulk cargoes shift, liquefy, catch fire or explode due to poor loading procedures, the consequences can be critical – ships could capsize, lose stability or sustain severe structural damage. Occasioned by this kind of incidents the UK P&I Club has offered some good advice regarding the safe carrying of bulk cargoes.

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Shoreham Port ensures navigational safety at night

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Shoreham Port has been working closely with the local angling community and the Local Independent Sea Anglers (LISA) to improve navigational safety for vessels entering the Port at night. As part of an initiative launched by the Angling Trust, people fishing off of the East and West Arms are being asked to use blue lights instead of standard white lights at night to assist vessels entering the Port.

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USCG issues boating safety strategic plan

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The U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety has released the Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program 2017 to 2021, providing updated boating safety initiatives and progress measurements that have proven successful over time, while closing gaps identified in the most recent review of strategic opportunities.

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Gard advises how to avoid heat damage in soya bean cargoes

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Gard P&I Club and Consultant Scientists from Brookes Bell say that during this year, many claims relating to heat damage in soya bean cargoes have been reported and highlight the importance of inspections as important visible signs that fall under the phrase “apparent condition” can reveal at an early stage the problem.

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