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Posted: Sep 24, 2020

AWP Inspector Bulletin # 16

Attached our latest inspector newsletter sharing experience and feedback.

This edition of our newsletter includes the following topics;

- Fire-Fighter Communication
- Training of DP Personnel
- Donning of BA Sets
- Dry Powder Extinguisher Expiry Dates
- Ballast Loading Rates
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Posted: Sep 4, 2020

MARPOL Electronic record books - option available from 1 October 2020

With the maritime industry getting more digital, from 1 October 2020, MARPOL will enable the use of electronic record books in lieu of hard copy record books. Electronic recording may benefit the retention of records by companies/ships and will reduce the administrative burden associated with paperwork.
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Posted: Jul 10, 2020

IMO and EU requirements March 2020 to December 2021

This statutory news summarizes the most important IMO and EU requirements entering into force after 1 March 2020 to 31 December 2021.
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

International Safety Guide for Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT 6)

OCIMF and ICS together with the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) have worked together over the past two years to revise and update the International Safety Guide for Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT 6).

This Sixth Edition encompasses the latest thinking on a range of topical issues including gas detection, the toxicity and the toxic effects of petroleum products (including benzene and hydrogen sulphide), the generation of static electricity and stray currents, fire protection and the growing use of mobile electronic technology.
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

The Carriage of Methanol in Bulk Onboard Offshore Vessels

The carriage of methanol in bulk is becoming common in the offshore oil and gas industry, and although there is technical documentation on methanol handling, guidance for offshore carriage by sea is limited. Methanol is a hazardous chemical with significant toxic, flammable, and reactive properties that can adversely affect human health and the environment when not properly handled. This information paper from OCIMF and the Maritime Safety Forum (MSF) provides guidance for the safe loading, carriage and discharge of methanol by offshore support vessels.
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