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14/06/2012 -
Causes of damage to wires and ropes on board can be categorized into five types: abrasion, corrosion,crushing, cutting-in and stretch. The general condition of a wire should be monitored whenever it isin use and...

17/06/2011 -
The legal effect of failure to meet the statutory ECDIS requirements and the effect on claimswhere levels of operation or knowledge of ECDIS are considered to be a factor or fundamentallink in the chain of causation...

11/03/2011 -
The mandatory requirement and introduction of electronic chart display and informationsystems is seen as a major step forward in safe ship operation and protection of the environment

10/02/2011 -
The latest SOLAS Convention amendments now clearly include ECDIS within the definition of nautical charts and publications. This series of pamphlets helps owners understand the ramifications of these changes.

01/04/2009 -
Although the International Load Line Rules, as the title implies, are in force ‘internationally’, there have been a number of misinterpretations of these rules experienced when ships call at South African ports.

01/01/2009 -
Major accidents involving mooring equipment in the last 20 years have injured many seafarers and have cost the UK Club over US$34 million

01/01/2009 -
In conjunction with BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys (Incorporating The Salvage Association) the Club has proposed the following criteria and recommendations for lay-up arrangements in order to minimise P&I claims, including personal injury, wreck removal and pollution, particularly oil leakage, antifouling and other contamination of the local environment. Also damage to third party property, including other vessels, underwater cables, beaches and reefs, pleasure craft and aquaculture.

01/01/2008 -
In general terms, by a process of evolution, the lashing systems in use on small container vessels andpost-panamax are very similar. The use of a computer lashing program, together with the IMO requirement for every vessel...

08/06/2007 -
As well as covering the limitations of bridge equipment, this article also looks at AIS, GPS, ECDIS, VDR and other bridge equipment, detailing how, in an emergency, they can capture and preserve vital information and evidence of events leading up to an incident.

01/02/2007 -
The UK Club has produced, in partnership with Lloyd's Register, a pocket checklist designed to reduce the likelihood of ships being detained by Port State Control. The checklist is a practical guide that advises masters and owners about their general approach to Port State Control and highlights MARPOL deficiencies that often lead to detention.

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