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2017
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Safety

Jamaica calls for global regulations to promote safety

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Jamaica’s Special Envoy to IMO Council, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, is calling for the implementation of internationally accepted regulations, to effectively promote maritime safety, security, improved working conditions on board vessels, and pollution prevention by ships, the maritime authority of Jamaica announced.

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New safety campaign targets human error

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The Port of London Authority (PLA) has launched a new safety campaign on ‘Human Factor’ which is based on UK MCA’s ‘Deadly Dozen‘. The Port Authority focuses on this important issue following analysis of incident data which revealed that it has been the leading cause of navigational incidents on the tidal Thames in the last two years.

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Panama updates requirements for CSS code implementation

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ClassNK informs on the updated Merchant Marine Circular, issued by Panama Maritime Authority, concerning the application of the new Annex 14 of the CSS Code for new and existing ships designed and fitted for the carriage of containers on deck, relating to the “Guidance on Providing Safe Working Conditions for Securing of Containers on Deck”.

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West Club informs about ‘Notices of Readiness’

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West of England P&I Club issued a guide, in order to inform operators about the Notice of Readiness (“NOR”). NOR is a notification by the vessel that she is ready to start the charter service (upon delivery) or is ready to load or discharge cargo and aims to inform the charterers that the vessel is at their disposal, as well as to start the running of hire or laytime.

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Icebergs season started in the North Atlantic

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Hapag-Lloyd informed that the period of icebergs, drifting out of the Arctic Ocean and into the North Atlantic, starts from April and lasts until August. The authorities recently reported that there are more icebergs this year than usual. The company’s captains keep their vessels south of the drift ice limit, so as to avoid any dangerous collisions.

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Canada signs new declaration on ship safety

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Global leaders of the shipping industry gathered in Vancouver and signed a new declaration, to protect oceans and advance international ship safety. The Third Joint Ministerial Conference on PSC was held on May 2-4th at the Vancouver Convention Centre and brought together Ministers and Heads from Canada, as well as from 27 European and 23 Asia-Pacific countries.

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How to avoid fender damage while berthing

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The Standard P&I Club informs operators on fender damage, which is a regular recurring issue during berthing operations, and suggests a number of precautions that operators can take prior to berthing and when it is determined that there is insufficient shore fendering, in order to prevent relevant incidents.

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