• Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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    ALERT

    24 JAN 2020

    Among reports of increasing numbers of suspected Coronavirus cases in China and globally, ship operators should monitor the situation and evaluate the risks present in the next port of call.

  • Carriage of seed cake in containers

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    ALERT

    22 JAN 2020

    CINS and the International Group of P&I Clubs launch set of guidelines covering the carriage of Seed Cake in containers.

  • First lines ashore! Do we understand the risk?

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    ALERT

    21 JAN 2020

    A number of fatalities and serious injuries have occurred across the maritime industry due to parting of mooring lines. This week’s loss prevention poster highlights the fact that the first line ashore has the highest potential to snap given the level of load it can experience to steady a moving vessel.

  • 2019 in review: Piracy and armed robbery at sea

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    ALERT

    21 JAN 2020

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    Global piracy drops in 2019 but spikes in kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea and armed robberies against ships in the Singapore Strait give cause for concern.

  • Mental Health First Aid: a game changer to improve our seafarers’ lives?

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    INSIGHT

    16 JAN 2020

    Mental health is an important component of physical wellbeing aboard ship. Yet seafarers have often suffered mental distress alone and isolated due to the stigma attached to mental illness and the lack of understanding in how to react to a seafarer in crisis. In this third of our series of articles on mental health of seafarers, Sandra Guiguet shares her personal experience and training in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and how 12 hours of training can make a difference.