From 20 August 2019 Masters must make sure vessels’ automatic identification systems (AIS) are active and transmit the correct information when navigating in Indonesian territorial waters.
19 AUG 2019
13 AUG 2019
Where does the danger lie? When measuring dangerous gases prior to enclosed space entry, we need to take into account the relative weight of the gas when compared to air. For example, we need to be aware that methane is lighter than air, carbon monoxide is the same weight and hydrogen sulphide is heavier than air. This difference in molecular weight requires gas measurements to be taken at different heights of the enclosed space to ensure thorough gas measurement prior to man entry into enclosed space.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has released updated versions of their marine casualty reporting forms, commonly referred to as the “CG-2692” and Addendums. Members are encouraged to use the most recent version of the reporting forms in future marine casualty reporting and ensure that relevant crews and operational personnel understand the casualty reporting requirements.
Port State inspectors compare the Bilge Alarm data to the entries in the Oil Record Book and if that data is unavailable, inspectors may find the vessel deficient. We share a lesson learned to avoid deficiencies and consequent delay.
Open manholes and displaced gratings pose considerable hazards to crew on offshore installations as evidenced by two recent incidents reported by the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.