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UK P&I Club expands support of seafarer welfare

WELFARE

The UK P&I Club extended its support of Sailors’ Society’s Emotional Wellness module for a further year. One of five sections in the global charity’s "Wellness at Sea" programme, the Emotional Wellness training aims to improve emotional well-being through early identification of mental health issues and to enable seafarers to handle challenging situations at sea.

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UK Club advises on the benefits of ventilation

loss prevention

The UK P&I Club says that it has received a number of claims concerning damaged grain cargos due to cargo sweat and provides advice on the benefits of ventilation. Cargo sweat can be caused primarily by either cargo heating up or from a vessel transiting from a warmer to cooler environment.

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How to survive in cold water

cold

Maritime New Zealand informs about techniques that everyone could do, in order to improve chances of survival in cold water. Wearing warm clothes and lifejackets, avoiding alcohol and keeping a conscious, not-panicked mind are some of the advice included.

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Learn your rights when travelling by sea

lifeboat

The UK MCA has updated the document concerning the rights of passengers travelling by sea. According to regulation, passengers experiencing delay and cancellation of service have specific rights as well as disabled passengers and those with reduced mobility. Also, passengers have rights in the event of accidents, therefore, it is important anyone to be aware of them.

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BC Ferries urges caution on sharing waters safely

Mariners transiting waters in the immediate area of BC Ferries terminals should use caution and ensure that they do not impede ferries approaching or departing berths. In addition, boaters should exercise caution and ensure that they do not impede ferries in narrow channels such as Active Pass.

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Alcohol contributed to most fatal boating accidents

boats

USCG released its Recreational Boating Statistics, revealing that last year alcohol was the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents and was listed as the leading factor in 15 percent of deaths. Operator inattention, operator inexperience, improper lookout, excessive speed, and machinery failure ranked as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.

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How to use drones in Canada

drones

Transport Canada issued a bulletin, in order to advise on the use of unmanned air vehicles/drones, in the vicinity of port facilities and marine vessels. The agency is developing a strong regulatory framework, that will apply to both commercial and recreational drone operators, later this year.

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New safety campaign targets human error

campaign

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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