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Posted: Nov 17, 2020

Recommendations on Usage of ECDIS and Preventing Incidents

Please find attached OCIMF latest information paper, Recommendations on Usage of ECDIS and Preventing Incidents, which provides guidance to enhance policies and procedures regarding the safe use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).

With more vessels using Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) for primary or secondary navigation, there have been several significant navigational incidents over the last decade where one of the contributing factors has been ECDIS-related. Recommendations on Usage of ECDIS and Preventing Incidents takes into account ECDIS-related navigational incident findings and safety-related observations from OCIMF’s Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE). To provide practical support and guidance, the information paper draws upon this analysis to provide recommendations for improving ECDIS-related practices and preventing ECDIS-related navigational incidents.

Key chapters in the information paper cover ECDIS carriage requirements, ECDIS training and familiarisation, passage planning and alarm management.

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Posted: Nov 12, 2020

AWP Inspector Bulletin # 17

Experience and Feedback

Our latest edition of our newsletter discusses the following topics;

- Good practice - PPE location
- AWPS - new COI tab disclosure
- Safe rigging of pilot ladders
- TORM MAREN Marine accident report
- Portable cargo hose testing
- Earth alarms on switchboards
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Posted: Oct 8, 2020

"A Guide to Pilot Ladder Securing"

This document is designed to give clear illustrated instructions on how pilot ladders MUST be secured in order to comply with SOLAS Regulations & IMO Resolutions.
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Posted: Oct 1, 2020

1,000 Dangerous Ways to Rig a Pilot Ladder

Arie Palmers

Arie Palmers is a well experienced pilot and has provided some very valuable feedback over a period of years addressing all types of pilot ladder concerns and issues. This article shares these experiences and provides awareness in how ladders should and should not be rigged.
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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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