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NTSB provides tropical cyclone information for mariners

cyclone

NTSB issued a report, urging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Weather Service, and the US Coast Guard to take action on tropical cyclone recommendations, in the interest of mariner safety. The recommendations derive primarily from the NTSB’s ongoing investigation into the sinking of cargo vessel El Faro on October 2015.

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MOL launches annual vessel safety campaign

MOL

As part of the company's safety efforts, MOL personnel will conduct extensive visits to vessels, starting from 1 July, where they will meet with seafarers responsible for safe operation on the front lines and exchange information and opinions about safety-related issues, identifying ways to prevent accidents at sea.

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How to prevent failures due to anchor windlass machinery

anchor

Following many incidents due to anchor machinery failures, OCIMF and INTERTANKO recommend measures in an effort to enhance anchor windlass safety. Stellar Voyager incident involving crew injury is a typical example of these failures. UK MAIB report has found that the most likely cause of this failure was over-pressurisation of the system due to the reversal of the hydraulic motor as the chain rendered.

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UK P&I Club expands support of seafarer welfare

WELFARE

The UK P&I Club extended its support of Sailors’ Society’s Emotional Wellness module for a further year. One of five sections in the global charity’s "Wellness at Sea" programme, the Emotional Wellness training aims to improve emotional well-being through early identification of mental health issues and to enable seafarers to handle challenging situations at sea.

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UK Club advises on the benefits of ventilation

loss prevention

The UK P&I Club says that it has received a number of claims concerning damaged grain cargos due to cargo sweat and provides advice on the benefits of ventilation. Cargo sweat can be caused primarily by either cargo heating up or from a vessel transiting from a warmer to cooler environment.

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How to survive in cold water

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Maritime New Zealand informs about techniques that everyone could do, in order to improve chances of survival in cold water. Wearing warm clothes and lifejackets, avoiding alcohol and keeping a conscious, not-panicked mind are some of the advice included.

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Learn your rights when travelling by sea

lifeboat

The UK MCA has updated the document concerning the rights of passengers travelling by sea. According to regulation, passengers experiencing delay and cancellation of service have specific rights as well as disabled passengers and those with reduced mobility. Also, passengers have rights in the event of accidents, therefore, it is important anyone to be aware of them.

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BC Ferries urges caution on sharing waters safely

Mariners transiting waters in the immediate area of BC Ferries terminals should use caution and ensure that they do not impede ferries approaching or departing berths. In addition, boaters should exercise caution and ensure that they do not impede ferries in narrow channels such as Active Pass.

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Alcohol contributed to most fatal boating accidents

boats

USCG released its Recreational Boating Statistics, revealing that last year alcohol was the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents and was listed as the leading factor in 15 percent of deaths. Operator inattention, operator inexperience, improper lookout, excessive speed, and machinery failure ranked as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.

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