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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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UK Club advises on tackling obesity in seafarers

obesity

The UK P&I Club comments on the fact many crewmembers fail pre-sea medical examinations, due to a combination of serious illnesses linked to obesity, informing that a body mass index of 25 or above can signify a serious weight problem. Being overweight may interfere with the seafarer's role and performance on-board.

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UK Club: Reducing the risk of collisions with fishing vessels

fishing

In conjunction with HOMARUS, UK P&I Club published a report guide, advising Masters and their Bridge teams on how to reduce the risks of collisions with fishing vessels. Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention Director at UK P&I Club, informs that relevant incidents remain too common, suggesting that the responsibility of avoiding collisions is equal for masters as well as fishermen.

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UK Club advises on cargo cold treatment failure

security

The process of cold treatment is a more efficient way to exterminate fruit insects than fumigation, as it maintains a sufficient low temperature for a pre-determined period. UK P&I Club said that has recently seen an increase in refrigerated cargo claims for fresh fruit from S.America to the US, due to cold treatment failure and presents prevention solutions.

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WHO warns of ebola outbreak in Congo

ebola

The World Health Organisation has confirmed an outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where eleven suspected cases including three deaths have been reported, since 22 April. WHO does not recommend any restriction of travel and trade to DRC, based on the currently available information.

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UK Club offers checklist to avoid container damage

fire

The UK P&I Club issued a loss prevention guide, containing a quick reference breaking down of types of incidents that occur to containerised cargo, listing the incidents, the cause of incidents, identifying any documentation needed, and identifying any loss preventative steps that can be taken.

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Securing weathertight efficiency of hatch covers

hatch

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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Tackling obesity in seafarers

obesity

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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Re-escalation of piracy reported in Gulf of Aden

aden

UK P&I club informed that, since the end of March, there has been a re-escalation in the number of suspicious approaches around the Southern Red Sea, Bab-el-Mandeb and Gulf of Aden. This rise in activity has cumulated with the confirmed taking of one Indian Fishing Dhow CASAYR II and the MT ARIS 13, which was subsequently released.

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