Maritime News

Posted: May 12, 2022

Drill Bits: Know your extinguishers

North of England P and I

It is important that seafarers conduct regular focused emergency response training as well as full scenario-based drills. This keeps knowledge current and fresh. In this instalment of our ‘Drill Bits’ series, we will help you conduct a training drill about portable fire appliances, looking at classes of fire, extinguisher types, their uses and where they are located on board. This knowledge can then be put into practice as part of other scenario-based drills in the future.
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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: May 12, 2022

Japan Radio Company, Ltd. – GPS Week Number Rollover for equipment

Liberian Registry

Marine Advisory Note 10/2022 - Japan Radio Company, Ltd. – GPS Week Number Rollover For Equipment
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Posted: May 12, 2022

Wellness at Sea

West of England P and I

Since the pandemic hit, more than half of rotational workers, including seafarers, are suffering increased stress and anxiety, according to the SOS Foundation and Affinity Health at Work study ‘Mental Health and the Remote Rotational Workforce’ (2021).
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Posted: May 9, 2022

Updates to the 2021 guidelines for exhaust gas cleaning systems ("scrubber guideline")

DNV

The updated MEPC.340(77) 2021 Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems was adopted in November 2021, and shipowners and manufacturers operating or designing EGCSs (exhaust gas cleaning systems) will need to meet some modified requirements. A summary of the most relevant changes is presented in this statutory news.

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