This article examines what happened when a powerful typhoon passed directly over Osaka Bay, resulting in the dragging of anchor by a Tanker which eventually collided with the connecting bridge to Kansai International Airport
Safe Navigation and Stakeholders
When an accident involving a ship occurs, there are immediately questions concerning who is responsible and investigations inevitably target all stakeholders associated with the ships involved - this article examines what can be done and the role of P&I Clubs in such scenarios
The Grounding of the Exxon Valdez
On March 24 1989, the VLCC Exxon Valdez was carrying about 200,000 tons of crude oil, and ran aground on Bligh Reef in the Prince William Sound of Alaska
The Sinking of the Titanic
In this short article, the Club takes a look back one of the most notorious historical incident in maritime history, the sinking of Titanic; this casualty gives us the opportunity to examine the reported facts, to reflect and understand human error and avoid those mistakes from being repeated that others have made.
Dragging Anchor and Maritime Accidents
This report outlines an example of an accident caused by dragging anchor and an examination of possible ways to prevent a ship from dragging its anchors.
Panama Canal Data for Current Operations
This article provides an insightful overview of the Panama canal, touching on topics such as: the layout and structure of the canal, ship and cargo categories, tonnage measurements, origins and destination data and more
The Member Authorities of Tokyo and Paris MOU on PSC will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Stability.
There have been many collisions between cargo ships and fishing vessels near Japan due to the large number of fishing vessels that operate in the waters in this region
The aim of this article is to provide practical advice to both seafarers and shore side personnel, in order to prevent collisions, groundings and further difficult situations for ships.
Incidents in Enclosed Spaces
Incidents in enclosed spaces have been a serious problem for many years within the operation and management of ships
FAQ - Hold Preparation and Cleaning
Hold preparation is probably the most vital part of bulk carrier operations; if it is not undertaken properly, it can result in substantial cargo claims, delays, additional cleaning, survey costs and expensive off-hire disputes.
Hold Cleaning: the legal issues
The preparation of cargo holds for the next intended carriage is a critical operation which requires careful planning and execution; this article considers a number of legal issues which may arise, including terms commonly used in charterparties to describe the cleanliness of cargo holds, the consequences of failing to comply with such terms, potentially resulting in off-hire claims and damages, and the role of the independent surveyor.
This document considers an incident presented to the English High Court in 2002, in which the link between the passage plan and seaworthiness was not used for determining if the vessel was seaworthy, unlike that of the CMA CGM Libra in 2020
This article examines the global environmental protection regulations for the ocean, the efforts and trends of the shipping industry in relation to the dumping of damaged cargo at sea, and Japan's response to these issues.
ECDIS Detention data by AMSA PSC
When using the ECDIS, it is necessary to know specifically what the problems for navigators are; in this article Captain Sekine extracts the problems related to the use of ECDIS in regard to the current status of ships operated around the world.
In this report, the UK Club examines potential issues that can arise and even contribute to the cause of an accident when using ECDIS
In November 2020, OCIMF (Oil Companies International Marine Forum) published "Recommendations on Usage of ECDIS and Preventing Incidents" regarding the use of ECDIS.
The New Japanese Maritime Law
The Japanese Maritime Law ("the law") was first codified as part of the Japanese Commercial Code ("the Code") in 1899, but for over a century, the law did not undergo any substantive or material amendments
On September 18, 2020, the COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines for Operators of Oceangoing Passenger Ships (in Japan) were announced
Ship to Shore Communication
Communication is vital for the safe navigation and management of ships, this is true for communications within a ship as well as for ship-to-shore communications