SAFETY4SEA Noon Report - 18 Mar 2016

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18 Mar 2016

Fatigue among crew contributed to tanker incident

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released its investigation report on the contact of the tanker Nanny in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut which reveals that fatigue among the crew contributed to the incident. No pollution or injuries were reported, but there was damage to the vessel’s ballast tanks, including a crack that allowed water ingress.

Safe carriage of laterite nickel ore

The issue of safe carriage of laterite nickel ore has attracted attention of international society. A latest judgment of Chinese court shows that the IMSBC Code shall be applicable to the safe carriage of the laterite nickel ore.

New UK Chamber of Shipping President highlights priorities

Dr Grahaeme Henderson has been elected as the UK Chamber of Shipping’s President for 2016-17. During his inaugural address as the chamber’s President, Dr Henderson praised significant progress made by the UK Chamber on a range of issues and highlighted key issued for focus on the agenda.

Drewry: Service Reliability Falls to 12-Month Low

Liner schedule reliability fell to its worst level in 12 months in February when the average on-time performance slipped by 7 percentage points to 62.7%, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

Hoegh Osaka accident is a stark warning accident

In this video, the UK MAIB Chief Inspector comments the report into the listing, flooding and grounding of vehicle carrier Hoegh Osaka, on the Bramble Bank in The Solent.

How to face dangerous situations onboard

The Britannia P&I Club has issued a useful guide focusing on how to stay safe onboard and face dangerous situations. There are many situations on board a ship where accidents can happen, from slipping over on deck to not realising the dangers of entering enclosed spaces.

Singapore reaffirms ReCAAP’s role in regional counter-piracy efforts

Singapore has reaffirmed the instrumental role ReCAAP has played in anti-piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia on the occasion of the ReCAAP 10th Governing Council meeting.

DNV GL to launch new survey reporting programme

DNV GL introduced a new form of reporting that revolutionizes survey reporting for fleet managers. The newly structured report defines safety barriers and trends, utilizing DNV GL’s extensive experience with barrier management in the offshore oil and gas industry.

UK MAIB report on Hoegh Osaka accident

The UK MAIB issued report on the investigation into the listing, flooding and grounding of Hoegh Osaka in Bramble Bank, The Solent, UK on 3 January 2015. Stability modelling and analysis following the accident show that Hoegh Osaka heeled heavily to starboard while turning as a result of having departed port with inadequate stability.A key finding of the MAIB investigation is that no departure stability calculation had been carried out on completion of cargo operations and before Hoegh Osaka sailed.

Maersk Line Special Cargo is making waves

In February, the Special Cargo team at Maersk Line in Rotterdam loaded a tugboat weighing in at 350 metric tons – equalling the weight of 130 grown elephants! – onto Magleby Maersk headed to Singapore. This shipment broke the previous weight record of a 310 tons generator from Norfolk to Busan.

Moody’s: Outlook on global shipping sector turns negative

Moody’s has changed its outlook on the global shipping sector to negative as it expects supply growth to outpace demand growth in 2016 by more than 2%, suppressing freight rates, particularly in the dry bulk and containership segments. The outlook for the tanker segment remains stable as low crude oil prices will continue to boost demand for tankers.

India: Cabotage restrictions relaxed

The Government of India has relaxed cabotage restrictions for ports which transship at least 50% of the container handled by them. The cabotage relaxation will enable shipping lines to consolidate Indian EXIM and empty containers at transshipment ports in India for onward transportation to destination ports by main shipping lines.

IMO type approval of high-end gyro compass with INS

Kongsberg Maritime has received IMO Type Approval (Wheelmark) for its state-of-the-art MGC R3 COMPASS system. The gyro compass fits well into the range of offerings from KONGSBERG for navigation and ship control systems.

Read latest edition of our Paper Magazine

SAFETY4SEA Log Issue 14

In this issue:

2015 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum
Challenges for a safer operating environment onboard
Cargoes subject to liquefaction
Best practice for Enclosed Space Entry
Over half of ships now ECDIS ready
How to prevent main engine damage
Top ten cyber security vulnerabilities for oil & gas industry
Revision of BPM4 High Risk Area
Breaking mooring lines to cause fatality
Vessel ran aground due to alcohol abuse
Risk of mooring accidents during STS
Precautions during loading of coal cargoes

Video & Opinions

ECDIS use in the modern era

Yannis Papaefthimiou, FURUNO HELLAS S.A

ECDIS: Transition from paper to digital

Panagiota P. Chrysanthi, Andriaki Shipping Co Ltd.


Smart technologies for shipping

Ioannis Arabatzis, HEMEXPO

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