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Posted: Feb 19, 2020

AWP Inspector Bulletin # 12

Attached our latest inspector newsletter sharing experience and feedback.

The latest edition of our newsletter addresses the following issues;

- Certificates of Specialized Training
- Conditions of class, significant recommendations, memoranda or notations
- Correct use of gas test tubes
- Coronavirus OCIMF release
- Unauthorised plug and play devices on the ECDIS
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Posted: Feb 17, 2020

SIRE Inspector Positions

AWP Marine Consultancy Ltd has posted a job listing for potential or existing SIRE inspectors.

AWP Marine Consultancy Ltd specifically seeks interest from candidates based within the following regions: South America (Chile / Ecuador) / Western Europe (Netherlands / Belgium) and West or Southern Africa (Nigeria / Togo / Ghana / South Africa / Tanzania).
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Posted: Feb 12, 2020


Port State Control (PSC) deficiencies are being issued by Paris Memorandum of Understanding
member states over fire-fighting outfits with the following indications:
• Not suitable for fire entry;
• Not a fire entry suit; or
• Outfit with buttons and or latches penetrating the suit and conducting heat to the wearer.
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Posted: Feb 12, 2020

Carriage of Bauxite which may Liquefy - Update

With effect from 1st January 2020, amendment 05-19 may be applied by Governments on a voluntary basis but with effect from 1st January 2021 it will enter into mandatory force. It is important to recognise that in the period 1st January 2020 – 31st December 2020 the 2018 edition of the IMSBC (including amendment 04-17) is the mandatory instrument in jurisdictions where the 2020 edition has not been voluntarily adopted. Members should also note the contents of circular CCC.1/Circ.2/Rev.1 dated 20 September 2017 in respect of the carriage of bauxite under the provisions of the 2018 edition of the IMSBC code.
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Posted: Feb 12, 2020

2020 IMSBC Code Amendments

Amendments 05-19 to the IMSBC Code, which have been in place on a voluntary basis since 1st January 2020, will become mandatory on 1 January 2021.

The table of characteristics for each schedule has been amended and now includes ‘physical properties’ and ‘hazard classification’.

The physical properties of a cargo are recommendatory whereas the hazard classification information is mandatory and must be included in any cargo declaration.
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