SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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Safety

The role of pilots in safe navigation

pilots

The latest issue of the Navigator, a free publication by The Nautical Institute in association with the Royal Institute of Navigation, explores what is involved in being and working with a Pilot. Most pilotage areas have an increased risk of groundings and collisions, which is why having a Pilot on board is mandatory.

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Swedish Club launches guide on cargo fires

fire

When a fire breaks out on board a vessel there is no fire service ready to assist in extinguishing it – it is up to the crew themselves. The Swedish P&I Club issued a new guide for quick reference to the causes and prevention of cargo fires and explosion onboard.

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How to carry charcoal and carbon cargoes safely

cargoes

The International Group of P&I Clubs in association with CINS launched a new guide to advice on the safe carriage of charcoal and carbon in containers. According to data, the local production of wood Charcoal and Carbon for domestic and export markets is about 53 million tonnes per year.

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USCG program gathers hurricane lessons learned

lessons

The US Coast Guard launched an innovative program, that collects lessons learned on the aftermath of hurricanes that affected US last month. The Hurricane Lessons Learned challenge on the USCG's crowdsourcing platform started as a way to preserve and institutionalize the lessons learned during hurricane response efforts,

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UK MCA advises on use of VHF radio and AIS

vhf

As explained, there have been a significant number of collisions where subsequent investigations have found that at some stage before impact, one or both parties were using VHF radio in an attempt to avoid collision. The use of VHF radio in these circumstances is not always helpful and may even prove to be dangerous.

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USCG: How to maintain vessel stability

stability

The US Coast Guard issued a safety alert to address concerns related to vessel stability and watertight integrity, in the light of a recent marine casualty in the Bering Sea resulting in multiple fatalities and complete loss of the fishing vessel involved.

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