SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Major issues

  • Norway

    Norway ratifies first the 2010 HNS Convention

    Norway set the example by becoming the first country to become a Contracting State to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 2010 (2010 HNS Convention), meeting certain criteria in relation to tonnage and reporting annually the quantity of HNS cargo received in a State. ...

  • ReCAAP

    ReCAAP ISC issues first Quarterly Report for 2017

    The ReCAAP ISC has published its Quarterly Report revealing that during January- March 2017, there has been a significant drop in actual piracy and armed robbery in Asia (12%compared to the same period in 2016), although the number of attempts increased. A total of 20 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported. ...

  • wage

    Seafarers’ payment during piracy discussed at ILO meetings

    ILO Working Group of the Special Tripartite Committee (STC) held a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, from April 3 to 5, to examine issues related to the protection of seafarers’ wages when they are held captive on or off the ship as a result of piracy of armed robbery against ships. ...

  • USCG’s PSC 2016 Annual Report shows drop in detentions

    The USCG Port State Control 2016 Annual Report has been released mentioning a decrease in detentions from 202 to 103, the lowest through the last five years. The report provides key statistics related to the enforcement of regulations under the SOLAS, the MARPOL, and ISPS Code. ...

  • ReCAAP: Actual maritime incidents in Asia down compared to 2016

    The ReCAAP has published infographic to report and depict the mobility of piracy and armed robbery incidents against ships in Asia during January-March 2017. In general, there was an overall drop in actual piracy and armed robbery, however, the number of attempts increased. ...


Recent Posts

hatch

Securing weathertight efficiency of hatch covers

UK P&I Club issued a report to provide a good understanding of hatch covers operation, as well as industry requirements, in order to help those involved in inspecting the weathertight integrity of hatch covers in making well informed decisions, and assist owners and crew in maintaining their hatch covers and closing appliances, in line with industry standards.

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fire

Preventing fire caused by aluminium phosphide fumigation

West of England P&I Club issued a Loss Prevention bulletin, regarding fires and explosions, due to aluminium phosphide fumigation. Recently, the Club has experienced several similar incidents in cargo holds, on-board bulk carriers, where aluminium phosphide tablets had been applied to fumigate agricultural products.

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obesity

Tackling obesity in seafarers

The UK P&I Club's Crew Health team recently analysed data from 900+ crew medical examinations, where multiple illnesses were highlighted. Over 200 crewmembers failed their pre-sea medical examination, due to a combination of serious illnesses in addition to obesity.

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compliance

How to manage compliance with class requirements

The Skuld P&I Club issued a circular for operators, where it highlighted the importance of complying with class recommendations. The Club presents the example of a recent incident of cargo fallen off a bulk carrier, due to inclement weather, leading to fine and time loss.

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pilot

How to achieve pilot boarding safety

The American P&I Club issued a safety guide for shippers concerning the pilot boarding, as over the past five years, several injury incidents occurred from embarking and disembarking from a vessel’s pilot ladder.

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fire

Fire reported on board bulk carrier in UK dock

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution announced that a fire was reported in the accommodation block of a bulk carrier, with 19 crew on board, on April 16th. RNLI launched two lifeboats, to provide safety cover to the firefighting, and extinguished the fire.

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bulk

Positive dry bulk freight rates may not continue in second half

MSI has issued a positive on the near-term outlook for Capesize spot earnings, partly driven by the latest data for Chinese steel and iron ore import demand. However this support is not expected to wane in Q2/Q3 and they are still mindful of large port stockpiles of iron ore and evidently more negative than the FFA market for June and September periods.

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aden

Pirates attack oil tanker in Gulf of Aden

A Panamanian oil tanker was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, off Balhaf, Yemen, on Saturday, April 15th, but was rescued by Chinese Naval Forces. A motor skiff with 5 armed men on board approached the "Alheera" vessel and tried to hijack it, by sending shots several times.

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