Maritime News

Posted: May 12, 2022

Safe handling of hatch covers

AMSA Marine Notice

This marine notice aims to raise awareness of the importance of the safe operation and maintenance of hatch covers and related equipment on board vessels.
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Posted: Apr 12, 2022

Goodbye Wall Wash – Welcome Washing Water Analysis

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Use of spectrophotometers to monitor tank cleaning operations at any time during the cleaning process, without having to enter the confined spaces of the cargo tanks is becoming more popular. It has seen strong interest from Charterers in its plugged-in ‘washing water analysis’ process, jointly developed with a chemical consultancy, which has proven superior to traditional wall wash inspections aside of the immediate safety benefit.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2022

MARPOL Annex II - Carriage of Vegetable Oils

Bahamas Requirements

According to Chapter 17 of the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) mandates some unmodified
vegetable oils and fats are required to be carried in IMO Type 2 tankers only.
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Posted: Jul 27, 2021

Carriage of Chrome Ore Concentrate

The 2020 edition of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code) has an entry for CHROMITE ORE which has a given description of “Concentrates or lumpy, dark grey in colour”.
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Posted: Mar 25, 2021

Crane Slewing Gear Maintenance and Rocking Tests

Incidents continue due to pedestal crane slewing gear's failure because of bearing wear, often leading to damage to equipment, cargo, significant repair delays and in events of catastrophic bearing failures, severe injury and fatalities. In many cases, the bearings fail with hook loads well below the crane's safe working load.
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