SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Safety

Polar Code SOLAS applicability to US flag ships

polar code

USCG has issued a policy letter which aims to clarify the applicability of the Polar Code’s safety provisions. USCG explains that the applicability of the Polar Code, which enters into force on January 1st 2017, is more complex than other Codes because it builds upon three conventions – SOLAS, several annexes of MARPOL and STCW.

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Using the correct bolts is essential for cooling jacket failures

DMA

USCG issued a Safety Alert regarding MAN B&W MC-C main propulsion engines. Recent casualties have occurred where vessels with such engines have lost propulsion or suffered reduced maneuverability due to overheating caused by a loss of engine cooling water. Engineering officers on such vessels should review applicable maintenance procedures and ensure compliance therewith.

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Alternative methods for lifeboat drills on MOUs

MODU

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has issued notice to explain the requirements for accepting alternative methods of conducting lifeboat drills on Mobile Offshore Units (MOUs). In doing so, it also establishes criteria for the application of MO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1486 and its provisions.

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