From Gard’s database on navigation incidents we see that the likelihood of having an incident remains the same in open as well as restricted waters. While the bridge watchkeeping is at its optimum level when navigating in coastal waters, it gets compromised both in terms of manpower and the situational awareness of the navigator as soon as the vessel enters open waters.
17 SEP 2019
12 SEP 2019
In an effort to protect vessels from piracy attacks at Douala anchorage, the Government of Cameroon has decided to supply armed guards, free of charge, that will stay onboard a vessel for the duration of its stay at the anchorage.
12 SEP 2019
Each week, the ICC International Maritime Bureau verifies thousands of bills of lading primarily for banks and their statistics indicate that 90% of all suspicious bills of lading are issued by NVOCCs.
11 SEP 2019
On 5 August 2019, the United States (US) administration increased its sanctions programme against the Government of Venezuela, when President Trump issued Executive Order 13884 which blocks all property in the US of the Government of Venezuela, and prohibits US persons from engaging in any transaction with the Government of Venezuela. Also, on the same day, a number of General Licenses were issued, which appliy directly to US persons. Our Member Circular looks at the impact of Venezeula sanctions on P&I cover.
10 SEP 2019
Yes. Reducing the speed of the vessel will give the Officer of the Watch (OOW) more time to think and act.
The United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has now published a “Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments” setting out OFAC’s views of the essential elements of an effective economic sanctions compliance program.