About AWP Marine Consultancy

To provide customer satisfaction through safe, efficient and professionally unbiased marine consultancy across the globe.

Our handpicked team, with many trained from new recruits and vetted by an OCIMF accredited auditor. Our interview process follows a strict protocol to ensure we have only the top contractors in the industry. All of our team members have to adhere to a minimum qualification and sea experience standard that has been set based on meetings with our clients and OCIMF members.

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Inspector Bulletin and Company Newsletter

We have introduced a specific inspector Bulletin with the purpose of sharing industry practice, situations inspectors can find themselves in, observations, experience and any inspection related feedback. The purpose for this is for continuous improvement in the Marine industry so that we can all benefit from each other's experience as we move forward.

We welcome your feedback and also any experience you wish to share or add in future editions.

Maritime News

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Posted: Jan 12, 2022

Furuno navigation & communication equipment (incl GMDSS) - GPS week number rollover

Safety Bulletin

A GPS rollover event occurred in January 2022. Furuno has published a list of affected GPS models (see link below). Also attached is MCA Safety Bulletin 24 and the Mackay Look-up table

https://support.furuno.co.uk/en_US/news/gps-rollover-january-2022

There are other models of GPS units (JRC) that may need attention. Inspectors are advised to be aware of this risk.
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Posted: Jan 4, 2022

CORRECT USE OF HYDROSTATIC RELEASE UNITS

Safety Alert: 02/2021 aims to raise awareness of correct use of hydrostatic release units, for both float-free life rafts and float-free EPIRBS.

The Hydrostatic Release Unit (HRU) is designed and approved to automatically deploy a life raft or EPIRB in the event of a vessel sinking.

HRUs operate between 1.5 and 4 metres of water depth, to release the securing mechanism for the life raft or EPIRB.

AMSA inspectors often identify circumstances where HRUs are incorrectly fitted. In 2021, AMSA has issued over 100 deficiencies in relation to deficient HRU arrangements on life-rafts and float-free EPIRBs.

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Posted: Dec 20, 2021

Port State Control in Novorossiysk, Russia

This Technical Alert is issued by the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) to raise awareness of an unusually high number of port State control (PSC) detentions in the Black Sea MoU area, in particular, Novorossiysk Russia.
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