Maritime News

Posted: Jun 21, 2022

Fitting and removal of temporary lashing points

West of England

Dry cargo trades require fixed lashing points to be temporarily fitted for securing of cargo and then removed at the end of the voyage. From cases we have reviewed, toolbox talks had been conducted and hot work permits issued, yet the Club has still experienced a number of high value claims arising from these operations.
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Posted: Jun 21, 2022

IMO update: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78)


The 78th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78) was held remotely from 6 to 10 June 2022. Highlights included the finalization of technical guidelines for the upcoming EEXI, CII and SEEMP regulations; approval of a proposal for a sulphur emission control area (SECA) in the Mediterranean Sea; and further discussions on the revision of the IMO GHG Strategy scheduled for 2023, and future technical and market-based measures.
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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


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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