Oct 31

Bulletin 1119 – 10/16 – INTERCARGO Brief on IMO’s MEPC 70 – Worldwide

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The Association has been recently advised of the outcome of the INTERCARGO meeting further to IMO’s MEPC 70 meeting held on 24-28 October 2016. Upon the conclusion of the IMO’s meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), INTERCARGO has issued the following brief for Member’s attention. The areas covered are listed as…

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Oct 28

Bulletin 1118 – 10/16 – Loading Grain Cargoes in the Pacific Northwest – USA

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The UK P&I Club offers the following advice to ship owners and charterers who load grains at ports in Washington and Oregon. Loading grain in the Pacific Northwest can be a real test of patience. For ship owners not familiar with the Pacific Northwest where it rains approximately 150 to 180 days per…

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Oct 21

Bulletin 1117 – 10/16 – Shipments of Yellow Peas and Rape Seed, Odessa – Ukraine

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Signum Services are currently investigating a case involving large scale theft of cargo involving shipments of Yellow Peas and Rape Seed from Ukraine to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Each 20 foot container was stuffed with up to 25 tons as bulk cargo. To date we have uncovered in excess of 200 containers arriving…

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Oct 20

Bulletin 1116 – USCG – Safety Alert Regarding Samsung Smartphone – USA

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The US Coast Guard has issued an updated Safety Alert reminding Members of the recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones. Bringing these phones on vessels is strongly discouraged and, if brought aboard, they are to be turned off and disconnected from any charging equipment. Maritime operators should review potential fire hazards related…

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Oct 20

Bulletin 1115 – 10/16 – Serious Injuries in Scavenge Air Receivers – Worldwide

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The Club has recently dealt with two identical serious arm injuries (Singapore and USA) caused during routine inspections and cleaning inside the main engine scavenge air receivers. On both occasions the engineer officers in question suffered serious, life-changing injuries to their right arms while taking photographs inside the scavenge spaces. We would recommend…

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Oct 16

Club Circular 16/16 – MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006 AS AMENDED (MLC) FINANCIAL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

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OUTLINE • This circular sets out details of the arrangements that will be made by the Club to assist owners to comply with the MLC financial security requirements applicable from January 2017 • A detailed FAQ accompanies this circular • This circular relates to Circular 13/16, Circular 10/13 and Circular 8/13 TO THE…

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Oct 7

Bulletin 1114 – 10/16 – Update – Wet Nickel Ore Cargo, Surigao – Philippines

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Further to our Bulletin 1113 we have received an update on the present political situation in the area. Political issues involving the Nickel Ore Trade The bulk of the cargo is loaded in the Southern region of the Philippines in Mindanao. The loading areas are private enterprises. Currently the shippers/mines are not allowing…

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Oct 4

Bulletin 1113 – 10/16 – Alert – Wet Nickel Ore Cargo, Surigao – Philippines

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The Club has been recently advised of frequent rain in Surigao, Philippines and unsafe, wet nickel ore cargo being presented for loading. We are aware of a number of ships, currently loading in the area, which are experiencing problems. We would take this opportunity to urge our Members, which intend to load nickel…

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