• Turkey – a case of undeclared bunker

    Undeclared/excess bunkers can be considered a criminal act by Turkish customs officials with the ship's crew being accused of smuggling.

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    09 JUL 2020

  • Grounding incidents in the Indonesian archipelago

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    07 JUL 2020

    There have been many grounding incidents in the waters within the Indonesian archipelago over the past few years and many have involved depth anomalies. Grounding incidents on charted obstructions are avoidable, but what about when obstructions such as shoals, reefs or rocks that are not charted? Through case studies we consider how such groundings occur and what can be done to minimize the risk of such incidents.

     

  • Updated guidelines on the carriage of seed cake in containers

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    02 JUL 2020

    CINS and the International Group of P&I Clubs have now further updated the recent guidelines on the carriage of Seed Cake in containers.

  • Brian’s wild ride – just another case for a Gard claims executive

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    01 JUL 2020

    It was mid-May and the member’s vessel was enroute from Port Kelang, Malaysia to Xiamen, China when the crew noticed a monkey scampering on a container stack.  

  • Be prepared to document carbon emissions during PSC inspections

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    30 JUN 2020

    By 30 June 2020, ships that used EU ports in 2019 must carry onboard a document certifying that they have fulfilled their obligations under the EU regulation for monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions for the 2019 reporting period. The comparable deadline under the global IMO data collection system was 31 May 2020.

  • Support key worker status for our seafarers

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    25 JUN 2020

    On this Day of the Seafarer, we stand with the IMO to call for universal designation of seafarers as key workers to enable crew rotation. Seafarers deserve respect and dignity for the essential work they do.  Their physical and mental wellbeing is essential to safe vessel operations and they need to be able to sign-off ships to be repatriated to their home countries in the usual course of their employment.