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Security alert – coup attempt in Guinea

Following reports of an attempted military coup in Guinea, shipowners and operators are advised to exercise caution if their vessels are calling at any port in the country. The outcome of the coup currently remains somewhat unclear. Current situation in Guinea Our local correspondent, Budd Guinea, has provided the below update on the ongoing political situation in Guinea. After shooting was heard in the vicinity of the presidential palace in Conakry, Guinea’s Special Forces announced on social media that they had captured the country’s President and were taking control of the country. ...

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Carriage of containers on vessels not specifically designed for the purpose

The shipping industry is currently witnessing an exceptional boom in the container trade, and due to the increasing demand, some freight forwarders and other parties are exploring unconventional methods to accomplish their targets and commitments. Consequently, there are instances where shipowners are being asked to carry containers either on deck and/or inside holds on ships that are not designed for this purpose. Such a carriage could lead to a number of safety related issues such as stack collapses or container losses overboard. As highlighted in the club’s article (linked below), ...

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Seafarer Happiness Index Q2 questions how happy seafarers are with their workload

The Seafarers Happiness Index (SHI) Quarter 2 2021 results are a measure of the happiness level of seafarers amidst the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, and with severe global and maritime industry issues again being brought to the fore. ‘How happy with your workload?’ – This question saw results dip from 6.39 to 6/10. Seafarers are naturally sandwiched between the demands of home and seafaring, but Covid-19 has seen the introduction of more regulations and restrictions exacerbating not only the stresses of longer contracts but the burden of increased administrative ...

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IAPH issues cyber guidelines for ports and port facilities

The International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) recently launched its Cybersecurity Guidelines for Ports and Port Facilities. The document aims to assist ports and port facilities to establish the true financial, commercial and operational impact of a cyber-attack. It is also intended to help ports and port facilities make an objective assessment on their readiness to prevent, stop and recover from a cyber-attack. The document is designed to create awareness among the C-level management of port authorities of the need to address the issue of cybersecurity and to offer ...

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Singapore launches SEAVAX

As part of its overall plan to strengthen the resilience of the community against COVID-19, Singapore will be rolling out the Sea Crew Vaccination Initiative or SEAVAX to allow eligible groups of non-resident foreign sea crew to be vaccinated. As a major transshipment and bunkering hub in one of the world’s major shipping lanes, Singapore will play a key part in the global initiative to vaccinate seafarers. Under the new SEAVAX initiative, eligible groups of non-resident foreign sea crew will be offered COVID-19 vaccination on a voluntary basis from 30 ...

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New reporting requirements for foreign flag vessels entering China

Further to our recent update on China’s Maritime Traffic Safety Law (MTSL), the Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has issued a new circular requiring foreign flag vessels to make mandatory reporting prior entering the territorial waters of China. Ships are also required to make follow-up reports after they enter the territorial waters, every two hours if the ship does not have an operational Automatic Identification System (AIS) More information is available in the below circular issued by Oasis P&I. The club would like to thank Oasis P&I for this guidance. Source: ...

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ICHCA invites submissions for 2021 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award

ICHCA International, the global cargo handling association, has opened the 2021 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award, which aims to highlight the importance of safety at a time of increased operational demands on cargo handling infrastructure and operations worldwide. The goal of the Award is equally to champion and celebrate the many companies and individuals around the world who are 100% dedicated to ‘making it safe’ every day, and to acknowledge and foster innovation to improve safety in cargo operations and logistics. Both ICHCA International and TT have a fundamental ...

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UK P&I Club announces promotion of Anuj Velankar to Regional Loss Prevention Director

The UK P&I Club, one of the leading providers of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has appointed Anuj Velankar as Regional Loss Prevention Director. A master mariner, Anuj joined UK P&I Club in 2012 after 17 years at sea, sailing and commanding oil tankers and other vessels for various shipping companies. Anuj is responsible for handling the loss prevention and risk management aspects of Members in South East Asia. Anuj is also involved in claims handling work for the local Members. Anuj was instrumental in ...

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Indian Ocean piracy ‘High Risk Area’ reduced

While a continued downward trend in Somali piracy has prompted leading shipping organisations to reduce the geographic boundaries of the ‘High Risk Area’ for piracy in the Indian Ocean, vessels transiting these waters must remain vigilant and be aware of the evolving maritime security landscape. On 17 August 2021, BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, and OCIMF, representing the global shipping and oil industries, announced an agreement to reduce the boundaries of the piracy High Risk Area (HRA) in the Indian Ocean as incidents in the region continues to decrease. The changes ...

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NIMASA targets piracy-free waters to reduce shipping costs insurance premiums

A sustained reduction in reported cases of piracy and other maritime crimes in Nigerian waters would end the War Risk Insurance premium on Nigeria-bound cargoes, the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has said. Jamoh spoke in Lagos when he received the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Emmanuel Jime, who led a delegation from the agency on a courtesy visit to NIMASA in Lagos. The international shipping community, as could be seen from the recent reports by the ...

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COVID-19 – Do not relent

As more and more countries achieve higher vaccination numbers for their population against COVID-19, the world is seeing a relaxation in measures to curtail the spread of the pandemic. There are encouraging signs that life is slowly getting back to a new normal in many countries, however, we would like to reiterate that the pandemic is far from over. Latest data published by WHO suggests a trend of rising weekly cases over the past few weeks. The world is experiencing over 3 million new cases globally every week and the ...

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Skuld launches online claims tool

Skuld, a world-leading marine insurance provider, today announces the launch of its inaugural online claims tool. Skuld is the first dedicated marine insurer to develop an online claims tool that will allow members to receive reimbursement of crew claims automatically. The solution will allow members, clients, brokers and crewing managers to notify all crew claims to Skuld on skuld.com, add information, documents and cost. Simpler claims will be handled automatically, with cash reimbursement processed as quickly as the banking system allows. The system recognises more complex cases, which will be ...

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CTU Code Quick Guide now available in all six official IMO languages

In striving for greater awareness and usage of the CTU Code in order to improve safety in the intermodal supply chain, the Cargo Integrity Group (CIG) has published its Quick Guide to the Code, and its accompanying Container Packing Checklist, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish The five organisations[1] that are collaborating in CIG are dedicated to achieving greater levels of safety, security and environmental performance within containerised global trade. The production of a Quick Guide to the IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units ...

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The Standard Club launches new business model

The Standard Club announces the launch of its new business model as the separation from Charles Taylor is complete. This new model will enable the club’s Board to manage day-to-day operations for the long-term benefit of its members and brokers by bringing its core management operations ‘in-house’. Charles Taylor will continue to provide a range of support services including the club’s technology infrastructure and services, investment management, internal audit and other support services. Charles Taylor Group companies will also be key providers to the club and its members for loss ...

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Joint Paris And Tokyo Memoranda Of Understanding Concentrated Inspection Campaign (Cic): Ship Stability In General

The Member Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Stability (in general). The purpose of the campaign on ship stability in general is to: • confirm that the ship’s crew are familiar with assessing the actual stability condition on completion of cargo operations before departure of the ship and on all stages of the voyage; • create awareness among the ship’s crew and owners about the importance of calculating the actual stability condition ...

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