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Posted: May 19, 2020

USCG Marine Safety Alert

Automatic Identification System (AIS) – Accurate Broadcasts Don’t Happen Automatically

A recent collision on the Mississippi River serves as an important reminder that accurate AIS data entry and display is essential to safe navigation as one of the many important tools used in providing vessel operators with a clear picture of potential upcoming vessel passing situations, especially on waterways with bends, bridges, or other visual obstructions.
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Posted: May 19, 2020

Validity date of spare charges of powder fire extinguishers

USCG officers have pointed out that spare charges of powder fire extinguishers were expired.
Further, it has been also reported that the manufacture or product of spare powder differed from those of actual fire extinguishers onboard.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2020

Updated temporary guidance: Port State Control and the impact of COVID-19

Having previously advised that a period of grace for the delay of surveys, inspections and audits of up to three months would be accepted by Port State Control in the Tokyo MOU region, that guidance has changed to an “appropriate grace period for delaying periods for surveys, inspections and audits specific to COVID-19 given to ship by the flag State Administration and/or Recognised Organisation”.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2020

Vessel Inspections, Exams, and Documentation

The USCG, Paris and Tokyo MOUs have issued information on guidance regarding the difficulties the international shipping and transportation industry is facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. While acknowledging the need for protecting the health and safety of shoreside and seafarers, they also note that it is essential to keep supply chains open, further noting the difficulties shipowners are facing to arrange vessel surveys and issue related certificates.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2020

PSC Top 18 Items - – the main detainable deficiencies you need to know about

DNV GL has identified the main detainable PSC deficiencies from PSC detentions worldwide of ships with DNV GL services, and the result is a “Top 18” list.
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