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Fuel valve explosion causes serious injury onboard

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The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued a safety alert, informing on an accident that happened on board a general cargo vessel, aiming to highlight the lessons learnt and to increase awareness, which may help avoid similar incidents occurring in the future. In this particular case, a third engineer was severely injured, after explosion of the vessel's auxiliary boiler.

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Lessons learned from explosion onboard carrier laden with coal

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RMI has issued an advisory to inform that the registry is currently conducting a very serious marine casualty investigation into a multi-seafarer occupational fatality, that recently occurred on board an RMI-flagged vessel. The Ship Registry shares some preliminary finding that could be helpful in identifying potential risks and preventing similar casualties.

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Preventing fire caused by aluminium phosphide tablets

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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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Surveys note numerous machinery deficiencies in 2016

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The Managers of the American P&I Club conducted 106 condition surveys, during the 2016 CY. Ninety-one of the surveys resulted in deficiencies, while fifteen surveys resulted in no deficiencies noted. Forty-six per cent of the surveys were conducted on dry cargo vessels and tankers accounted for thirty-five per cent of total surveys.

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Fire reported onboard containership in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Navy announced that a fire erupted on board a container ship in Sri Lanka waters, 120 Nm off Colombo port. ‘Daniela’, a Mediterranean Shipping Company-owned ship, sent a fire distress call, on April 4th, to the Sri Lanka Navy, which dispatched two Fast Attack Craft on scene, to escort the vessel.

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