Risk Bulletins allows Maritime Mutual members to keep informed about changes that impact on Maritime Insurance. Keeping up-to-date provides our members with greater opportunity to understand their obligations and minimise risk situations.
Warnings about the dangers of mobile phones use when navigating in busy waterways and during pilotage were first recognised over 12 years ago. The most recent incident involves a collision between a tug and barge unit and a large bulk carrier in US waters.
Introduction Shipowners will be aware that the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO)2020 Global Sulphur CapSulphur Cap will come into force on 1 January 2020. As provided
The carriage of dry bulk cargo by sea can be deadly. Loss prevention requires detailed knowledge of the risks and its application by ship managers and crews. The knowledge is contained within the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargo (IMSBC). The Code provides the critical detail inclusive of cargo analysis methodology and safety requirements.
The transfer of the conduct (‘the con’) of a vessel from the Master to a Pilot remains a mysterious exercise to most non-seafarers. Regrettably, despite clear IMO Res. A.960 (23) guidance on how this critically important process is to be safely accomplished, it still appears to be a mystery to many Shipmasters and Pilots as well.
The UK’s Marine Safety Agency (MSA) publication, Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers (COWSP), originated in 1974. It provides best practice guidance that