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Safety

Surveys note numerous machinery deficiencies in 2016

surveys

The Managers of the American P&I Club conducted 106 condition surveys, during the 2016 CY. Ninety-one of the surveys resulted in deficiencies, while fifteen surveys resulted in no deficiencies noted. Forty-six per cent of the surveys were conducted on dry cargo vessels and tankers accounted for thirty-five per cent of total surveys.

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IUMI reports continued rise of vessel casualties

iumi

Rising energy claims against a reducing premium base; and the increased cargo accumulation risk onboard vessels and in port continue to challenge marine insurers. Statistics released at the International Union of Marine Insurance Annual Spring meeting in Hamburg, last week, raise a series of issues that will continue to challenge marine underwriters for the foreseeable future.

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Inspection reported three ship detentions in IOMOU region

detentions

Indian Port State Control presented the preliminary results of the concentrated inspection campaign on cargo securing arrangements, during which three ships were detained in the Indian Ocean MOU region. The campaign was carried out between 1st September 2016 and 30th November 2016 and was conducted in conjunction with the CIC by the Tokyo MoU.

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Indian MoU issues Annual Report for 2016

iomou

The Indian MOU has issued its Annual Report on the Port State Control in the Indian Ocean region (IOMOU) for 2016. A total of 6,010 inspections were carried out in 2016. Out of these inspections, 3,393 inspections were found to have 14,830 deficiencies in total.

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New program notes importance of sharing near-miss information

training

VideotelTM has announced the launch of a new training programme, “Report a Near-Miss, Save a Life”, in association with the Standard Club P&I club, which insures ship owners, operators, and charterers for their liabilities to third parties. The programme examines the importance of sharing near-miss reports, to help reduce the chances of incidents.

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Safety analysis notes high risk on offshore wind vessels

dma

DMA announced that is striving to make the IMO develop international standards, in order to harmonise safety on board offshore vessels carrying wind turbine technicians, as the normal operations of this vessel type have resulted in a risk scenario considerably different from that of both ordinary cargo ships and passenger ships.

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Code for search and rescue NGOs outlined in EU

rights

On Wednesday 29 March, CEO David Hammond spoke in the European Parliament to outline the new voluntary ‘Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue Operations undertaken by civil society Non-Governmental Organisations in the Mediterranean Sea’ and to urge European institutions to better support lawful humanitarian efforts by NGOs.

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Need for amendments of Hazardous Material Regulations

hazardous

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is issuing a final rule to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to maintain consistency with international regulations by incorporating various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements.

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