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Tag: safety measures

How to ‘Safety Differently’

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Over the last two decades, safety improvements have flatlined despite a vast expansion of compliance and bureaucracy. ‘Safety Differently: The Movie” is a documentary by Professor Sidney Dekker, Griffith University, which tells the stories of three organizations that had the courage to devolve, declutter, and decentralize their safety bureaucracy.

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How to carry charcoal and carbon cargoes safely

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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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UK MCA advises on use of VHF radio and AIS

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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

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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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USCG extends lava flow safety zone in Hawai

USCG announced that it is extending the existing temporary safety zone surrounding the entry of lava from the Kilauea volcano into the navigable waters of the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Island of Hawaii, HI, for an additional six months. The latest zone was enforced in late March. 

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