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Advice, Loss Prevention

Monthly Web News March 2016

In March 2016 we reported the following:


Iran trading – P and I cove update
21 March – The Club has published updated and useful information about the residual Iran sanctions following Implementation Day on 22 February 2016.

Member Alerts

Monthly Safety Scenario – Collisions case
28 March – To help our members in their efforts of complying with the safety regulations the International Safety Management Code (ISM Code) and the Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen, we publish new Safety Scenarios once a month.

China – Mosquito eradication certificates required from Zika affected areas
16 March – On 02 March 2016, Chinese Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (“CIQ”) issued “Notice on Prevention and Control of Zika Virus into China”, as part of Chinese government’s upgraded efforts to prevent Zika virus into China. 

Mandatory container weight verification
10 March – The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), at its ninety-fourth session (17-21 November 2014), adopted, inter alia, amendments to SOLAS regulation VI/2 (see resolution MSC.380(94)), to require the mandatory verification of the gross mass of packed containers.

Monthly Safety Scenario
7 March – To help our members in their efforts of complying with the safety regulations the International Safety Management Code (ISM Code) and the Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen, we have just published a new issue on Safety Scenario.

Yemen – Port situation
7 March – All Yemeni ports are operational in a normal manner except Ash Shihr oil terminal, Balhaf LNG terminal and Ras Isa oil terminal, which are still closed. Ships need to be cleared by the coalition before they are allowed into Yemeni ports. 

Suez – Admiralty charts requirement
4 – March Vessels transiting the Suez Canal must have Admiralty Charts Nos. SCO1 & SCO2, approved by Suez Canal Authority, on board in hard copy (paper) form. Fines will be applied on those vessels which does not have the charts available on board.

Panama canalNew requirements for Panama Canal transit
2 March – DNV GL is receiving an increasing number of requests regarding the modification requirements for vessels with a length of more than 294.13m or breadth of more than 32.31m intending to transit the Panama Canal through the new extended locks.

Press Release

P&I Claims AnalysisNew report from The Swedish Club shines light on vessel claims
18 March – The life of seafarers is never straightforward, and as a new report from The Swedish Club shows, the hazards and job complexities they face are very much dependent on the type of vessel they find themselves crewing. 

Anchor AwarenessDNV GL, Gard and The Swedish Club work together to help reduce anchor losses
8 March – The root cause of many groundings and collisions, lost anchors are among the top five reasons for claims costs. A rising number of anchor losses reported over the last several years prompted DNV GL, The Swedish Club and Gard to investigate this issue. 

Club News

Ballast Water Management and technical challenges
25 March – Listen to the technical challenges and environmental considerations Alph Laval had when they were breaking new ground and found technical solutions to new regulations.

Voices from the Industry
11 March – Have you ever wondered how you train for a mass evacuation of passenger’s vessels? Or what challenges the captain on the world largest ship have? Listen to Shipping Podcast, where people within the marine industry talk about interesting topics.

Out and About

Focus on Loss Prevention at Team Norway’s breakfast seminar
17 March – Joakim Enström, the Loss prevention officer of the Club, presented various ways how the Club may assist its Members with preventing losses and further how the Club may host emergency drill scenarios.

Food for thought at the Copenhagen lunch seminar 10 March 2016
11 March – Jacob Vierö, Team Area Manager, welcomed members and business partners at the yearly lunch seminar at the restaurant ADDRESS, yes the name of the restauant IS ADDRESS, beautifully located at Tuborg Havnepark.

Member Alert is published by The Swedish Club as a service to members. While the information is believed correct, the Club cannot assume responsibility for completeness or accuracy.