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USCG: How US vessels will conform to 2014 MLC Amendments

MLC

The 2014 Amendments to the MLC which enter into force on January 18, 2017, have established requirements for shipowners to provide financial security for the repatriation of seafarers and financial security relating to shipowners’ liability in cases of a seafarer’s injury or death. In addition, a “certificate or other documentary evidence” of this required financial security is to be carried on board the vessel.

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Following SMS procedures may prevent accidents

LPG

The USCG has issued safety alert regarding a recent incident that occurred while a crewmember that could not swim was put over the rail in a Bosun’s Chair to paint a vessel’s mid-ship draft marks and load lines. Unfortunately, the Bosun’s Chair line parted and he fell into the water.

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