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Posted: Mar 17, 2023

UKHO to extend timetable for paper chart withdrawal

Timetable for withdrawal of Standard Nautical Charts and Thematic Charts to be extended beyond 2026 in response to user feedback
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Posted: Jan 30, 2023

Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table

ICS published the annual Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table, highlighting a 25% increase in flag states reporting on seafarer labour standards compared to last year
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Posted: Jan 17, 2023

One dead, seven missing after tanker explosion in Thailand

At least one person died and four were injured, while seven are missing, due to a strong explosion in an oil tanker in the province of Samut Songkhram, in western Thailand.
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Posted: Jan 13, 2023

Accident board blames faulty safety measures aboard Norden tanker for fatal incident

The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board lashes out at the safety measures installed on a Norden tanker, on which two technicians suffered fatal accidents during a routine inspection. The case has been handed over to the Danish Maritime Authority.
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Posted: Jan 13, 2023

SIRE 2.0 Training Videos – Human Factors

OCIMF has developed a series of short training videos as part of its commitment to provide ongoing support for inspectors, officers, crew, vetters and operators, during the transition to SIRE 2.0.
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Posted: Jan 13, 2023

Pilot loses life during boarding accident at Humber

A Humber pilot died while attempting to board a ship in the estuary, as he fell from a rope ladder as he tried to board the vessel, on January 8
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Posted: Jan 13, 2023

Tanker split in half after explosion, two missing

Fears arose for two seafarers that are missing, after an explosion split a tanker in half on January 10, in Chinese waters
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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: 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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