SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

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

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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How to carry bulk cargoes safely

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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

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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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