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Tag: UK P&I Club

UK P&I Club highlights the importance of ECDIS training

ECDIS

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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How to carry bulk cargoes safely

When bulk cargoes shift, liquefy, catch fire or explode due to poor loading procedures, the consequences can be critical – ships could capsize, lose stability or sustain severe structural damage. Occasioned by this kind of incidents the UK P&I Club has offered some good advice regarding the safe carrying of bulk cargoes.

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UK P&I Club presents political issues re nickel ore trade

nickel ore cargoes

The UK P&I Club announced latest updates concerning the risks in transporting nickel ore from the Philippines as Embassies imposed strict travel warnings. At present shippers/mines are not allowing any access to nickel ore facilities in the Southern region of the Philippines, Mindanao, following a recent bomb attack in local market.

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UK P&I Club warns of stowaway attempts in South Africa

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The authorities in South Africa have adopted a rather robust approach with regard to stowaways following a rise in attacks over the last two months. Should any unlawful person gain access onto a ship in a South African port, the person will automatically be deemed to be a stowaway unless the vessel can provide photographic, video or 3rd party evidence (terminal security) that the stowaway attempted to board the vessel in Durban.

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