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2017
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2017
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Safety

New localisation system to save lives at sea

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The European Commission informed about the launch of a new system based on EU-funded research, that once fitted on vessels, ship teams will be able to locate passengers instantly, on board and in the water. The solution aims to address specifically emergency situations, such as sinking, when crews need to find and evacuate all passengers quickly.

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UK Club: Reducing the risk of collisions with fishing vessels

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In conjunction with HOMARUS, UK P&I Club published a report guide, advising Masters and their Bridge teams on how to reduce the risks of collisions with fishing vessels. Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention Director at UK P&I Club, informs that relevant incidents remain too common, suggesting that the responsibility of avoiding collisions is equal for masters as well as fishermen.

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IACS urges IMO to keep GBS verification as is

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IACS has submitted ten papers for consideration to the forthcoming IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 98) which will take place from 7 to 16 June 2017. Among other issues, IACS urges IMO to confirm that the existing foundations of the GBS verification audit system should not be changed.

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Be aware of liquid domes on liquefied gas carriers

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IACS warns that in case there is overflow of cargo liquid into the vapour line or into the tank pressure relief valves PRVs, emergency procedures should be followed to mitigate consequences. There may be times when a vapour pocket can be formed in a cargo tank on a liquefied gas carrier which is not in communication with the vapour/liquid domes.

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UK Club advises on cargo cold treatment failure

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The process of cold treatment is a more efficient way to exterminate fruit insects than fumigation, as it maintains a sufficient low temperature for a pre-determined period. UK P&I Club said that has recently seen an increase in refrigerated cargo claims for fresh fruit from S.America to the US, due to cold treatment failure and presents prevention solutions.

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