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Posted: May 12, 2022

Enclosed spaces on sea-going vessels

On 14 February 2022, new regulations on enclosed spaces were made entering into force in May 2022 for vessels falling under the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS), and May 2023 for other vessels.
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Posted: May 12, 2022

Focused inspection campaign – Hours of work and rest

This marine notice provides information to ship owners, operators and masters about the Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) on hours of work and rest which will run from 1 May 2022 to 30 June 2022
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Posted: May 12, 2022


This Safety Alert addresses the importance of verifying the correct arrangement of handholds in embarkation gate arrangements aboard merchant vessels.
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Posted: May 12, 2022

SIRE 2.0 Question Library and Supporting Documentation update

The SIRE 2.0 Question Library and Supporting Documentation has been updated giving specific guidance for SIRE Programme Participants and Inspectors. All users of the programme are strongly encouraged to take the time to review the documentation in full and follow the necessary Management of Change (MOC) actions detailed within.
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Posted: Feb 11, 2022

C/O dies after falling from ladder

The Maritime Post

Chief officer onboard Turkish vessel “Ince Ege” lost his life after falling from the ladder while reading the Draft.
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Posted: Jan 26, 2022

Bridge Procedures Guide, Sixth Edition

International Chamber of Shipping

Key features of the new edition:

- Increased guidance on non-navigational procedures;
- New sections on the human element, Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) safety settings, category zone of confidence (CATZOC), weather routeing, communications with the engine control room, cargo operations, risk assessments and permits to work, ship stability, ballast water management, errors associated with Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and characteristics of radar;
- More visual aids to improve understanding and support on board training; and
- Simplified language to reflect current best practice in writing guidelines and checklists.
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Posted: Jan 19, 2022

SIRE 2.0 Question Library

now available to download from

While currently in development, the new vessel inspection regime, SIRE 2.0, will more accurately report on the quality of a vessel and its crew (on an ongoing basis) and indicate future likely performance, using enhanced tools, strengthened governance processes and more in-depth reporting outcomes, following a risk-based approach.
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Posted: Dec 21, 2021

LR and InterManager insights into lifeboat accidents

Working with InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management industry, LR has used its SafetyScanner machine learning technology to identify new, previously unseen insights surrounding lifeboat accidents, which will help improve lifeboat safety at sea.
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Posted: Oct 22, 2021

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Equipment

Very useful lifesaving guidance published by the UK P and I club in providing immediate first aid to a casualty.
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Posted: May 14, 2021

ISO 45001 Accreditation

AWP has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 45001: 2018

As of the 19th May 2021 we are extremely proud to announce that AWP has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 45001: 2018
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