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Göteborg: 1 August 2018

Monthly Web News: July 2018

In July 2018 we reported the following:

Member Alerts

Shipping industry launches new security resources for World Fleet
2 July - International shipping industry organisations, with military support, have launched a new website dedicated to providing comprehensive maritime security guidance to companies and mariners.

Flag of HaitiOperations in Haitian ports are suspended until further notice
10 July - The Republic of Haiti remains in a state of civil unrest, with violent manifestations developing across the nation. These manifestations have affected the port of Laffiteau.

MSS Case July: Broken valve causes pollution
16 July -What happens when the valves are not completely shut and not in working condition when bunkering fuel? What was the cause of this accident and how to prevent this scenario from happening again? Read the full case in the latest MSS Case, provided by our Loss Prevention department.

Draft restrictions at San Nicolas port
23 July - There has been a recent change in draft restrictions for the access channel to San Nicolas New Port / Fiscal berths to 8.2m (subject to daily height of the river.) Our correspondent in Argentina advises Members and their Masters to discuss draft restrictions with their agents when calling San Nicolas port.

Monthly Safety Scenario: Collision in restricted visibility
27 July - "A container vessel was approaching the pilot station at full speed which was 17 knots and on a course of 280°. It was in the afternoon there was restricted visibility due to fog...."

MARS Report August 2018
31 July - The monthly publication MARS, from The International Journal of The Nautical Institute, is a confidential reporting scheme by the mariners to protect the mariner. You can find a selection of the MARS cases on our web:

Club News

Stelios MagkanarisShipping Podcast: The technical danger of not knowing what a ship is and how it works
5 July - In the interview, Stelios Magkanaris discuss why it is vital for the IT-people and office staff to know what a ship is and how it works to understand the business.

New Main Engine Damage report available
12 July - Main Engine Damage, the latest loss prevention report from The Swedish Club, sheds a light on an expensive category of damage that is all too frequent.Read the report on our webpage, Publications.

Vacancy: Senior Claims Executive FD&D and P&I - Team Asia, Hong Kong
16 July - We are looking for a new colleague to our Hong Kong-office. As a Senior Claims Executive, you will belong to a team of professional claims handlers with expertise in all areas of P&I and marine insurance. 

Shipping Podcast: How to turn heat into clean electricity at sea
30 July - In the latest episode, Thomas Öström, founder of Climeon, talks about how the marine industry can use the energy in waste heat to generate clean electricity while at the same time reduces the fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions.

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