SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Safety

UK P&I Club highlights the importance of ECDIS training

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While Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) have proved extremely helpful for navigation at sea, there are issues that should be considered when it is in use. George Devereese, Loss Prevention Executive at UK P&I Club, discusses issues of potential reliance on ECDIS, and advises that seafarers undergo the necessary navigational training.

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Solid bulk cargoes carriage update

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The RMI informs on procedures to be followed when loading cargoes that may be subject to liquefaction and new safety and cargo declaration information, including the need to potentially determine the flow moisture point (FMP), transportable moisture limit (TML), and actual moisture content (MC) of the cargo to be loaded.

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Polar Code comes into force

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The mandatory Polar Code, for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters, entered into force on 1 January 2017. Its requirements go above and beyond those of existing IMO conventions such as MARPOL and SOLAS, which are applicable globally and will still apply to shipping in polar waters.

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