SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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Safety

AMSA advises on automatic VHF channel switching

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AMSA issued a Marine Notice to inform operators of how automatic VHF channel switching may interfere with the safe operation of vessel communications. Vessel operators should consider the implications of using or not using the disable feature for automatic VHF channel switching during safety critical operations.

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DNV GL: Why investment in training is important

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The results of a DNV GL's recent survey on maritime safety in four regions reflected the industry’s focus on safety and presented direction on how to improve safety at sea. The main conclusion is that the crew is the key and that to improve safety at sea the community needs to invest in training and enhancing the safety culture. 

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NYK promoting fleet safety

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During July, NYK held three safety promotion conferences for shipowners and ship-management companies, under the slogan “Brush Up on Safety Awareness”, with participants exchanging information mainly about physical and mental issues that may lead to accidents and troubles by crew members. 

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USCG: Subchapter M now effective

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US Coast Guard informed that July 20th 2017 signifies the entry into force of a portion of Subchapter M, as towing vessels, with keels laid or major conversions on or after July 20, are required to meet 46 CFR Subchapter M and obtain a Certificate of Inspection prior to operating.

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How to deal with death on high seas

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In the summer edition of its Bodily Injury News, UK Club advises operators on what to do when death occurs at sea. Death in a workplace environment is not any easy issue, but having a regimented, step-by-step plan in place to deal with such circumstances is integral especially whilst at sea, suggests Linda Wright, the Club's claims executive.

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USCG updates electronic chart policy

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US Coast Guard announced an update to its navigation guidance for the use of electronic charts in lieu of paper charts and publications. The updated version of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular identifies voluntary acceptable equivalencies to paper charts and publications and position fixing and plotting requirements.

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