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Posted: Oct 25, 2021

Ship's Captain and Chief Officer Shot Dead By Third Officer Onboard

A third Officer onboard the chemical tanker Ayane is reported to have shot the Master and the Chief Officer of the vessel, during the late night hours of Saturday, 22nd October.

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Posted: Oct 22, 2021

Crew Welfare Code of Conduct

There is an urgent need to tackle the systemic challenges creating human rights and labour rights risks for seafarers worldwide. Seafarers have a right to a workplace where their rights are respected.
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Posted: Oct 22, 2021

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation onboard a ship

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: Oct 11, 2021

Safe Working on CO2 Systems

A recent fatal incident involving the accidental release of a carbon dioxide fixed firefighting system highlights the importance of ensuring the system is safe before carrying out maintenance.
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Posted: Sep 23, 2021

Concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) by Tokyo and the Paris MoU on Stability (in general) beginning 1 September 2021 and ending on 30 November 2021.

A concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on Stability requirements (in general) will be initiated jointly by the member Authorities of the Tokyo and Paris Memoranda of
Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control.
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Posted: Sep 23, 2021

Make Sure to Know What to Do, Before You Release the CO2

Consequences of incorrect use of fixed fire extinguishing systems can be severe as can be demonstrated from this recent circular from the American Club.
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Posted: Sep 16, 2021

SafeSTS & Gall Thomson launch active emergency release system for ‘Vision Zero’

Unexpected mooring breakouts have always been recognized as the biggest risk during offshore STS operations. From developing new ways to mitigate the risks to crew at the mooring stations and the hose manifolds, as well as to the environment, from uncontrolled breakaways has always been at the forefront of the minds of safety-conscious operators.
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Posted: Sep 10, 2021

CIC – Focusing on Stability in General – Questionnaire now published

The CIC on Stability in General by the Paris and Tokyo MoUs will start on 1 September. The Black Sea, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Riyadh and Vina del Mar MoUs will join this initiative, whereby the Caribbean MoU, US Coast Guard and AMSA have their own CIC or local inspection campaigns.
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Posted: Sep 3, 2021

3 crew die in cargo tank

Three crew of the tanker GLOBAL LAKE, including the Captain, died on board in a tragic enclosed space accident. The vessel was cruising around north of Algeria, understood in ballast, after she left Bejaia, Algeria, when the incident occurred 25 Aug.
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Posted: Jul 28, 2021

VLCC's Chief Mate and Bosun Killed by Wave off Cape Horn

Stena confirmed that two tanker crewmembers were killed by a large wave off Cape Horn 11th Sept 2021.
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