- Seafarers have to carry out a variety of challenging tasks to ensure optimal maintenance and smooth operation of the vessel.
- Welding and other hot work can be particularly risky. Fires or explosions onboard tankers are especially dangerous as flammable cargoes can potentially cause crew fatality and destroy the entire vessel.
- Hence, proper safety standards and inspections must be enforced to ensure the safety and welfare of crew members at all times.
A recent news article published in the Safety update for welding on tankers. Click here to read more..
A set of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the associated Codes enter into force on 1 January 2024. This statutory news highlights the changes that have been adopted for the 2024 update of SOLAS and its associated Codes, reports DNV. To read more click here..
- The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published the full set of questions that may be asked during a SIRE 2.0 tanker inspection.
- SIRE 2.0 inspections will be conducted in digital format.
- The SIRE 2.0 Question Library and supporting documentation and guidance hasbeen published on OCIMF’s website.
The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published the full set of questions that may be asked during a SIRE 2.0 tanker inspection…, says an article published on xinde marine news website. Read more click here..
Guidance on treatment of innovative energy e4ciency technologies
At the MEPC65 held in May 2013, “2013 Guidance on treatment of innovative energy efficiency technologies for calculation and verification of the attained EEDI (MEPC.1/Circ.815)” was approved to incorporate the effect of innovative energy efficiency technologies such as Air Lubrication System, Waste
Heat Recovery System for Generation of Electricity and Photovoltaic Power Generation System in the attained EEDI.
On the other hand, the effects of Wind Assisted Propulsion System could not be incorporated in the attained EEDI because the methods to reflect the effect were not clearly defined.
At the MEPC77 held in November 2021, the methods to reflect the effects of Wind Assisted Propulsion System were discussed and the revised guidance, “2021 Guidance on treatment of innovative energy efficiency technologies for calculation and verification of the attained EEDI and EEXI (MEPC.1/Circ.896)” was approved.
As a result of this revision, in addition to Air Lubrication System, Waste Heat Recovery System for Generation of Electricity and Photovoltaic Power Generation System, the effects of Wind Assisted Propulsion System, whose effects could not be incorporated previously, could be incorporated in the attained EEDI and EEXI.
The IMO guidance mentioned in this Technical Information is available on the ClassNK website’s EEDI regulation section.
OCIMF has been working on the new SIRE 2.0 regime since 2017 and is expected to become operational in 2022. Until then, the current SIRE programme will continue to be updated and improved to incorporate the latest standards, best practice and regulations. Read more.
A minimum under keel clearance is one of the major factors required to provide safe
passage for a vessel as it helps mariners avoid ship grounding, especially in
challenging navigation conditions such as in narrow channels. But what does this
technical term exactly refer to? Click hee to read more…
The industry-backed Eyesea pollution mapping initiative has gone live following six months of testing onboard commercial ships, recreational boats, and with community volunteers.
The Eyesea app is now available on Google Play and in the Apple App stores.
The pollution mapping initiative collects and processes oceanic pollution data, now via the click of a smartphone.
A Splash 247 news source by Sam Chambers states that Pollution mapping app goes live. Read nore
- A federal jury convicted Gilbert Fajardo Dela Cruz of aiding and abetting an
environmental crime and obstruction of justice in connection with the intentional
- This happened in February of 2019 of oily bilge water from a commercial tanker, announced Acting United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds.
- The verdict follows a two-week trial before the Honorable Jon S. Tigar, U.S. District
A recent news report in the United States Department of Justice reveals that the
first engineer of the international commercial cargo tanker was convicted of
falsifying records and obstructing justice in the scheme to dump oily bilge in
international waters. Read more….
•IMO chooses to make 2021 a year of action for seafarers.
•The World Maritime Theme for 2021 is “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future”.
•It seeks to increase the visibility of seafarers by drawing attention to the invaluable role they play now and will continue to play in the future.
A recent IMO press release reveals that IMO decides to make 2021 memorable for the seafarers. Click here to read more.
The Anchor and the Anchoring mechanisms/procedures are the crucial stages in securing safe operations of the ship.
Anchoring a ship is a very important function that a boat or a ship has to do in order to stay stable in water. Whenever a vessel has to stay afloat in a stationary position on water when the engines are turned off, the anchor is cast into the sea so that the vessel does not drift unnecessarily from its position due to water currents.
In the recent years, there has been a hike in the damages and claims due to the loss of anchors. Also, the loss of anchors is considered as one of the top five reasons to claim insurance for ship losses. The above video helps the mariners to know what are the technical and operational challenges faced during the anchoring mechanisms.
Check out the video to know the preventive measures to be taken to avoid the ship losses.
To avoid them in future, take a look at the complete study regarding the anchor losses here.