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Posted: May 12, 2022

IMCA Safety Flashes

IMCA

IMCA latest safety flashes available with lessons learnt
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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: Apr 27, 2022

GUIDANCE REGARDING JRC GPS EQUIPMENT ROLLOVER

Isle of Man Ship Registry

The JRC GPS system is synchronised to a different time scale than Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and calculates date by counting the number of weeks from a set date (29th September 2002). Due to the size limitation of the counter, the week counter resets to zero after 1023 weeks and begins counting again, a process known as GPS week rollover.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2022

HMPE mooring lines - breakaway

Bahamas Safety Alert

This Safety Alert is issued by The Bahamas Maritime Authority to share lessons to be learned on the design, selection and safe use of mooring arrangements that incorporate high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) mooring lines. It is based on the findings of a preliminary investigation into a marine incident.
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