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Posted: Jun 2, 2020

AWP Inspector Bulletin # 14

Our latest inspector newsletter for sharing experience and feedback.

This edition of our newsletter includes the following topics;

- Pumproom Communication
- Lifejackets with Tie cords
- Lifeboat Markings
- Management of Inert Gas Tank Valves
- Carbon Monoxide detected inside Ballast Water Treatment plant room
- Covid-19 further OCIMF Guidance
- Critical Equipment
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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: May 19, 2020


The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator (the “Administrator”) was recently notified of an incident involving the failure of a freefall lifeboat sling during lowering of the lifeboat to the water. The wire failed at a crimp while under load, causing the lifeboat to fall uncontrolled to the water. While this incident did not result in any injuries, it highlights the need to maintain vigilance when inspecting and utilizing slings for the secondary means of launching
and recovery of freefall lifeboats.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2020

Gas Cylinders - Safety Alert

This Safety Alert is issued by the Bahamas Maritime Authority to highlight the risks associated with refilling gas cylinders. It is based on the initial findings of an ongoing investigation into a marine incident.
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