On Nov 3, 2017, Hainan MSA issued a Notice on Implementation Scheme of Ship Pollution Control to enhance the supervision and management of prevention and control of ship pollution in the area of Hainan province, including the coastal ports of Yangpu, Haikou, Sanya and Basuo as well as the Qiongzhou strait. The UK P&I Club have received the following update from its local correspondents on the issue.
Paramount Diagnostic Centre, located in New Delhi, India, has recently moved and expanded PEME medical operations for the convenience of UK P&I Club Crew Health Programme Members.
Tokyo Crew Health Seminar 2017
The seminar was recently organised by the UK Club Japan branch. Members and brokers joined other interested parties to learn more about the UK Club work and analysis on Crew Health topics.
Ceniude Lda, a UK Club Crew Health approved clinic in Lisbon, Portugal, recently participated in the 1st Portuguese Job Fair and Congress Working on a Ship.
Capital Link Forum- Athens November 2017
UK P&I Club Senior Loss Prevention Executive David Nichol was speaking at a high profile shipping industry forum in Athens this week. The event was organised by Capital Link at the Divani Caravel hotel and was entitled "Best industry practices - A competitive advantage".
Diabetes Awareness Month
1st November marks the start of Diabetes Awareness Month. In the UK, and elsewhere around the World, people will be encouraged to "turn November Blue" in acknowledgement of diabetes awareness.
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from local correspondents Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L, regarding requirements for vessels with anchor restrictions in Argentina.
The UK P&I Club have received the following update from local correspondents Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L, regarding the new SENASA resolution for inspection of holds and tanks in Argentina.
Plague outbreak - Madagascar
Madagascar has been experiencing a large outbreak of plague affecting major cities and other non-endemic areas since August 2017.
Lessons Learnt: Flooding of cargo hold
During cargo operations, the duty deck officer noticed the presence of a large quantity of water within one of the holds. He immediately informed the master and arrangements were made to transfer the water into a holding tank using the hold bilge pumping system.
Brazilian Soya Beans Destined to China
The UK Club have received the following update from correspondents van Herp & Frumento (P&I Services) Ltda, regarding Brazilian soya beans destined for China.
Refinery catalytic fines in marine fuel oil are not a new problem but in recent years there appears to have been an increase in the frequency of engine damage caused by these highly abrasive particles. In conjunction with Brookes Bell, the UK Club have produced the following technical advice for Members.
The below notice has been disseminated by DP World Australia quoting the source as the Port Authority of New South Wales.
Lessons Learnt: Injury to Pilot
In preparation for arrival in port to load cargo, the crew rigged the pilot ladder combination on the port side in accordance with the pilot's instructions. The tanker's master manoeuvred the vessel to create a lee for the pilot launch and the pilot transferred from the launch to the rope ladder without incident. Unbeknown to the launch crew, a tripping line attached near to the bottom rung of the ladder fouled a cleat on the near side of the launch and as the craft manoeuvred away, the ladder was stretched and pulled from the ship's side.
Members will be aware of the tragic sinking last week of the M/V Emerald Star in the Philippine Sea, with the loss of 10 crewmembers. The ship is believed to have been carrying a cargo of lateritic nickel ore at the time, although it is too early to say whether the cargo played any role in the ship's sinking.
Lessons Learnt: Fall in cargo hold
The crew were instructed to clean the vessel's cargo holds in preparation for the next cargo. The vessel was underway with sea conditions recorded as slight with no ship movement. In order to gain better access to the upper areas of the hold, the crew arranged to position the high pressure washing equipment on top of portable staging erected on the tank top.
Seoul Loss Prevention seminar
The Club held a Loss Prevention Seminar and Reception at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on 21st September. In attendance were Andrew Jones Regional Director for Asia, Stuart Edmonston Loss Prevention Director, DY Kim Senior Claims Director, and Sean Song Claims & Loss Prevention Executive.