Jul 31

Bulletin 1052 – 07/15 – Underwater Volcanic Activity, North of Grenada – West Indies

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Friday 31st July 2015 The Association has been recently advised of an increased seismic activity in the Caribbean area. An underwater volcano by the name of Kick ‘Em Jenny is now on Orange alert, with a 5 km exclusion zone in place around it. A circular received from the Club’s correspondent can be…

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Jul 24

Bulletin 1051 – 07/15 – Update, Panama Canal – Panama

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Friday 24th July 2015 The Panama Canal Authority has recently warned of a critical situation regarding water levels of the Canal due to lack of rain, which could result in a reduction of the maximum permissible transit draft. A decision is expected within the next ten days. A few weeks’ notice should be…

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Jul 17

Bulletin 1050 – 07/15 – Ship Routing and Reporting Systems at Xiamen Port – China

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Friday 17th July 2015 China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has recently issued an announcement on implementation of Ship Routing System and Ship Reporting System in Xiamen port, which has taken effect since 01 July 2015. A circular letter from one of our Correspondents in China, together with the announcement from the MSA can…

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Jul 17

Bulletin 1049 – 07/15 – Alert – Nickel Ore, Surigao – Philippines

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Friday 17th July 2015 The Association is currently dealing with a case that involves liquefaction of nickel ore from Surigao, Philippines. The rainy season in Philippines officially started on 23 June this year. The heavy rains combined with the strong winds and rough seas experienced in South China Sea lately bring forward, once again, concerns about…

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Jul 10

Bulletin 1048 – 07/15 – Finger Injuries – Worldwide

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Friday 10th July 2015 The Association has recently seen a spate of finger injuries resulting in full or partial amputations. These were all preventable injuries, which have arisen as a result of human error, in the course of normal working operations. In most instances, such injuries will result in the need to provide urgent…

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Jul 3

Bulletin 1047 – 07/15 – Ballasting Issues – Ukraine

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Friday 3rd July 2015 The Association has been recently advised of some still existing problems with fines related to ballast water quality in Ukraine. We have been informed that despite a new law which cancelled the segregated ballast quality control on board ships, local (regional) ecological inspection officials are still trying to gain…

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