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Safety

Allianz : Safety & Shipping Review 2016

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has issued annual ''Safety and Shipping Review '', a report which focuses on key developments in maritime safety and analyzes shipping losses (of over 100 gross tons) during the 12 months prior to December 31, 2015. According to the report, the maritime industry saw the number of total losses remain stable during 2015, declining slightly to 85; the lowest total for a decade and the second year in a row annual losses fell below 100.

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Tokyo MoU issues CIC Preliminary Results

enclosed space

The Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry was carried out between 1 September and 30 November 2015 in the Tokyo MOU region. The aim of the CIC was to ensure that effective procedures and measures are in place to safeguard seafarers on board ships when entering and working in enclosed spaces and to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention.

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How to face dangerous situations onboard

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The Britannia P&I Club has issued a useful guide focusing on how to stay safe onboard and face dangerous situations. There are many situations on board a ship where accidents can happen, from slipping over on deck to not realising the dangers of entering enclosed spaces.

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Vessel Reporting Systems to assist search and rescue

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The Republic of the Marshall Islands issued Marine Safety Advisory to encourage masters and owners to participate and cooperate in Vessel Reporting Systems (VRS) to assist in search and rescue operations. Participation in such reporting systems plays a critical role in saving both life and property at sea.

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AMSA: Evaluation of electrical hazards onboard

AMSA's latest Safety Bulletin focuses on shipboard electrical hazards. Incident data identifies electrical hazards continue to be a major safety concern. The bulletin explores electrical safety, with recommended actions to promote an effective electrical safety culture on board ships.

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New mega-ships raise hydrographic concerns

Marsh Insurance broking and risk management company warns that new mega-ships are causing concern for national governments & increasing risks for marine operators and calls for a higher priority to be given to hydrographic survey work to protect mega-ships at sea.

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DNV GL, Gard and The Swedish Club work together to help reduce anchor losses

anchor chain

The root cause of many groundings and collisions, lost anchors are among the top five reasons for claims costs. A rising number of anchor losses reported over the last several years prompted DNV GL, Gard and The Swedish Club to investigate this issue. Based on an analysis of damage cases involving anchor and anchor chain losses, the project partners have issued a presentation identifying the most frequent technical and operational causes, and some steps crews and operators can take to address them.

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