Members are advised that in order to reduce risks during vessel's navigating and berthing at Yangshan water-area of Shanghai port, the Maritime Safety Administration of Yangshan, Shanghai Port, based on the actual situation of Yangshan waters, has provided their guidance on precautions for the safe navigation of foreign ships within waters under the jurisdiction of the Yangshan MSA.
MEPC 80 - A Summary
The IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) responsible for matters concerning the prevention and control of pollution from ships, held its 80th session (MEPC 80) in London from 3-7 July 2023.
On 26 June 2023, Bangladesh & Liberia ratified IMO's Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships ("HKC")
In our last article, we discussed the role that transitional fuels will play in the industry’s drive towards net zero
The industry's initiatives for an enhanced crew welfare should meet all the necessary requirements and go beyond minimum standards, and visibility of the industry must be improved as recruitment challenges hit the sector, argued experts on the Crew Welfare panel discussion.
As part of Safety4Sea's Crew Welfare Week, Captain Kostas Karavasilis, Regional Loss Prevention Director shared his views on how to promote a healthy lifestyle at sea alongside Kostas Katsoulieris, Senior Executive of Claims at NorthStandard; William Moore, Global Loss Prevention Director and Senior Vice President at The American Club; Periclis Tzardis, Chief Medical Advisor at ShipMedCare and; Sandra Welch, CEO of Seafarers Hospital Society.
As part of Crew Welfare Week, Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Programme Director at UK P&I Club joined in a panel discussion about the topic and Women at Sea
Update on fuel contamination in Houston
The Club have been made aware of an issue with contaminated fuel in Houston, Texas, during the period of March-May 2023.
Learning from Normal Work allows ship owners and managers to look at everyday activities and proactively improve processes, preventing the next major incident.
The UK P&I Club is currently addressing a situation on board one of our Members’ vessels concerning a coal cargo shipment from the East coast of the USA. The cargo is emitting dangerously high levels of methane.