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Posted: Dec 6, 2019

AWP Inspector Bulletin # 11

Latest edition of our newsletter addresses issues on the following;

- Fire detection systems
- Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Failures
- Gas Monitoring Cabinets
- ECDIS Annual Inspection Test
- Ballast Tanks and Flame Screens
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Posted: Nov 26, 2019

OCIMF Safety Bulletin for Inspectors

This safety bulletin highlights the importance of verifying the level of awareness and familiarity vessel personnel have with key learnings, procedures and regulations affected by this incident. This safety bulletin is based on facts, contributory factors and learnings identified in the official investigation report of the collision between the Sanchi and the CF Crystal. It is also based on an analysis by OCIMF members of information available from the official reference documents. This safety bulletin does not in anyway seek to apportion blame or liability for the incident.
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Posted: Nov 13, 2019

AWP Inspector Bulletin # 10

Attached our latest inspector newsletter.
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Posted: Oct 23, 2019


It has been noted that during recent port State control inspections in US ports, whereby MARPOL related deficiencies have been raised to the 15-ppm bilge alarm system, specifically related to entries made in the vessels‟ Oil Record Books (ORBs) not corresponding to the data being displayed by the 15-ppm bilge alarm/oil content meter.

In accordance with the IMO guidelines contained in MEPC.107 (49), paragraph 4.2.9, the 15 ppm Bilge Alarm should record date, time, alarm status, and operating status of the 15 ppm Bilge Separator. The recording device should also store data for at least eighteen (18) months and should be able to display or print a protocol for official inspections as may be required. In the event of the 15 ppm Bilge Alarm having to be replaced, means should be provided to ensure that the recorded data remains available on board for not less than 18 months.
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Posted: Oct 8, 2019

AWP Inspector Bulletin # 9

The latest inspector newsletter has been released and can be viewed here.
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