• 9/2019: Compliance notice - prevention of financial crime

    MEMBER CIRCULAR 09/19

    09 DEC 2019

    The prevention of bribery, corruption, money laundering and financing of terrorism remains a priority for many regulatory authorities around the world. Members should continue to review their compliance programmes in this regard, to ensure that they remain effective.

  • Kuwait joins India in ban on single-use plastic onboard ships

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    05 DEC 2019

    Enforcement of India’s requirement for ships to keep single-use plastic items locked in a store whilst in Indian territorial waters has been delayed until further notice, however, an identical prohibition will now be enforced in Kuwait.

  • How tight should container lashings be?

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    04 DEC 2019

    Lashings should be spanner tight. Slack lashings on container bays are not desirable for obvious reasons. But should the crew apply excessive force or use tools to increase the mechanical advantage on the lever that allow them to over-tighten the lashings?

  • Stability and compatibility of very low sulphur fuel oils

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    28 NOV 2019

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    New guideline from CIMAC recommends ships’ crews be proactive in limiting the mixing of fuels with widely different properties and perform compatibility tests between all fuels.

  • How high and heavy can you go?

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    28 NOV 2019

    Do the planners and crew appreciate the impact of an increased GM on the vessel’s acceleration forces?