Maritime News

Posted: Jul 27, 2021

AMSA to launch inspection campaign on safety of navigation

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has announced a Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) on safety of navigation, running from 1 August 2021 to 30 September 2021

According to AMSA Marine Notice 04/2021, the purpose of the FIC is to determine:

the level of compliance with the safety of navigation requirements of international conventions; and
the familiarity of the master and officers with their processes for ensuring safety of navigation
The campaign is specific to Australia and will apply to foreign-flagged ships and Regulated Australian Vessels (RAVs) arriving at an Australian port. AMSA inspectors will undertake the FIC in conjunction with a normal port or flag State control inspection.
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Posted: Jul 27, 2021

PSC back to normal – update on Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CICs)

Several serious incidents have initiated CICs from the major port states. The CIC on Stability in General by the Paris and Tokyo MoUs will be carried out from 1 September to 30 November 2021. 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. This PSC news summarizes ongoing and upcoming CICs.
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Posted: Feb 22, 2021

ECDIS Detention data by AMSA PSC

The following data presents examples of vessels detained when serious deficiencies were pointed out during Port State Control (PSC) inspections carried out by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
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Posted: May 19, 2020

USCG Marine Safety Alert

Automatic Identification System (AIS) – Accurate Broadcasts Don’t Happen Automatically

A recent collision on the Mississippi River serves as an important reminder that accurate AIS data entry and display is essential to safe navigation as one of the many important tools used in providing vessel operators with a clear picture of potential upcoming vessel passing situations, especially on waterways with bends, bridges, or other visual obstructions.
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Posted: May 19, 2020

Validity date of spare charges of powder fire extinguishers

USCG officers have pointed out that spare charges of powder fire extinguishers were expired.
Further, it has been also reported that the manufacture or product of spare powder differed from those of actual fire extinguishers onboard.
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