Overflow incidents account for the majority of bunker spills seen by Gard.
10 DEC 2019
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.
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.
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?
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.
28 NOV 2019
Do the planners and crew appreciate the impact of an increased GM on the vessel’s acceleration forces?