SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
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Tag: PSC

Ballast water training given by Middle East PSC inspectors

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Inspectors from Saudi Aramco’s Environmental Protection Department gave guidance on how to verify that ships entering the Kingdom’s ports are discharging ballast waters, according with the D1 and D2 ballast water discharge standards. The goal of this training is to ensure ships are not delayed, thus preventing port congestion and increasing additional cost.

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How to maintain a good housekeeping onboard

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Good housekeeping is essential to a safe workplace onboard a vessel and housekeeping oversights rarely go unnoticed during port state control or vetting inspections, ISM audits and condition surveys. In view of this, the American Club listed general vessel housekeeping observations which could affect vessel safety.

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ClassNK issues latest ‘Good Maintenance’ checklist

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ClassNK informed that it has released the latest version of Good Maintenance Onboard Ships, designed to be used by shipowners and crews to ensure vessels are safe, well-maintained and comply with regulations. The latest edition includes clear explanations, photo examples as well as guidance on the latest updates in the industry.

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AMSA revokes livestock carrier’s certificate due to multiple deficiencies

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AMSA said it has revoked MV Al Messilah’s Australian Certificate for the Carriage of Livestock (ACCL) after finding a number of deficiencies during a pre-load and port state control inspection. The vessel has not been banned or refused access to Australian ports, nor has it been detained, AMSA clarified, awaiting confirmation from the vessel operator about how they intend to rectify the deficiencies.

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Why Port State Control is like toothpaste

Rod Johnson, Marine Risk Management Director at RSA Global Risk Solutions, shares an interesting perspective on Port State Control which make us to rethink the approach noting that ''bureaucrats are solving the wrong problem, dealing with unintended consequences by being even more unintentional''.

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Interpersonal Skill 1 vs Predictive Analytics 0

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Louis Kotronaros, ANGELAKOS HELLAS S.A., suggests starting thinking out of the box for PSC preparation and focus on interpersonal skills to keep things running as normal during a PSC inspection. Focus on management skills and professional behavior both ashore and onboard, can help work to be done effectively.

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