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Plague outbreak in Madagascar

Madagascar

IMO has issued a circular informing that a plague outbreak in Madagascar has spread to the capital and port towns, according to World Health Organisation. So far, there is no  justification at this stage for restrictions on travel or trade, however, operators are advised to review specific guide issued by WHO which draws attention on lessons learned from recent disease outbreaks to provide substantive public health guidance.

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IMB reports 121 piracy incidents in 2017

A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the latest report by IMB. The report notes that, while piracy rates were down compared to the same period in 2016, there is continuing concern over attacks in the Gulf of Guinea and in South East Asia.

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ReCAAP reports decrease of piracy incidents in Asia

piracy

ReCAAP ISC has issued its Quarterly Report, reporting a total of 50 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, on January-September 2017. The overall situation in Asia continues to improve with the lowest number of incidents reported at this period, compared to the same period of 2007-2016. 

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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

drewry

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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