SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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31 Jan 2017
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Tag: UK P&I Club

UK P&I Club advise on US/Cuba sanction changes

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In October 2016, the U.S. Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control announced amendments to the Cuban Asset Control Regulations, which restrict the scope of the application of the “180 day rule,” by permitting ships to carry a wider range of cargos to be imported to Cuba from third countries, without their being subject to the rule.

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Tri-Nation agreement to combat piracy in the Sulu Sea

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UK P&I Club announced that, as of May 2017, Philippines, Malaysia & Indonesia will launch joint piracy patrols in waters of the Sulu Sea, as, since August last year, there has been an increase in the amount of kidnappings and assaults on local small craft, international pleasure craft and smaller international trading vessels operating in the area.

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What travel ban to USA means for crew

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The UK P&I Club explains what the recent ban to USA means for crew following President Trump's Executive Order of January 27, 2017 on immigration. This decision indefinitely barred Syrian refugees from entering the United States, suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days and blocked citizens of seven countries.

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UK Club warns on the dangers of tumble dryer filters

During a number of recent ship visits, UK P&I Club's Risk Assessors have found many cases where the filter elements and filter chambers of the vessel’s tumble dryers (both domestic and industrial units) have not been cleared of lint build up. The Club highlights the dangers of blocked filters which may result in fire hazards onboard.

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UK P&I Club highlights the importance of ECDIS training

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While Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) have proved extremely helpful for navigation at sea, there are issues that should be considered when it is in use. George Devereese, Loss Prevention Executive at UK P&I Club, discusses issues of potential reliance on ECDIS, and advises that seafarers undergo the necessary navigational training.

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UK Club says most onboard fires originate in the engine room

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Engine room fires are one of the most common fires on ships owing to the presence of a wide range of sources of fuel, sources of ignition and running machinery. An extended period of time onboard a ship without a fire incident can lead to complacency and a failure to prioritise fire prevention measures and simulated fire incident practices. Therefore, the UK Club has teamed up with experts in forensic investigation, Burgoynes, to produce the latest Risk Focus on Engine Room Fire.

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