In this fourth edition of Take 5 News the Take 5 Team looks at oily water separators and why keeping them in good nick can keep you out of nick.
North P&I club has launched a poster campaign to help its 375 member groups comply with the ever-changing requirements of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships MARPOL.
Tony Baker, the club’s head of loss-prevention, says: “The International Maritime Organization’s marine environment protection committee continues to amend and extend the scope of MARPOL and the consequences of non-compliance are becoming increasingly severe.
“It is thus vital that shipowners and their crews are continually reminded of the importance of adhering to the regulations and avoiding all forms of environmental pollution risk”.
The first of North’s new series of Clean Seas posters, which has just been published, relates to MARPOL annex I – regulations for the prevention of pollution by oil – and highlights the procedures which should be followed during bunkering.
In this third edition of Take 5 News the Take 5 Team looks at magic pipes and why they’re not a wizard idea.
As an almost continuous stream of new reports about companies being fined and seafarers and company executives facing jail for illicit oil discharges show, the message is taking a long time to sink in. The chances of getting caught and seriously whacked for illicit oil discharges are increasing around the world from the US to China to Europe.
On 10 May, 2010, MAC released the first of a series of five videos related to Marpol Annex 1. Each video is in a ‘TV News’ format which provides an immediacy often missing from more traditional approaches and creates an effective learning environment.
The objective of the videos is to bring home the benefits of doing things right, and the serious hazards of doing them wrong, the Marpol regulations, the dangers of magic pipes, the need for OWS maintenance, SOPEP and, of course, the critical need for oil record books to be accurate, truthful and up-to-date.
Starting 10 May the five five-minute videos will be released at ten day intervals and will be free to Maritime Accident Casebook premium subscribers.
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Search crew find missing oilman’s body
Upstream Online – Oslo,Oslo,Norway
It is believed Lindsay, who was not wearing survival gear, was carrying out routine checks on the oil platform when he vanished sometime between midnight
Skipper dies after trawler sinks
Fish Update – Edinburgh,UK
THE Norwegian authorities are preparing to hold an investigation into the sinking of a relatively modern Russian fishing vessel off their northern coastline
Sailor dies while working on ship’s drains
Stars and Stripes – Washington,DC,USA
By Erik Slavin, Stars and Stripes A sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis died Friday after being crushed while working on the ship’s .
Authorities: Man injured when canister explodes
MiamiHerald.com – Miami,FL,USA
Authorities say a cruise ship passenger was injured when a canister exploded, in one of two separate incidents at Port Everglades.
Murphys injured in car crash
Cape Cod Times – Hyannis,MA,USA
He had no other details of the accident. Murphy, a 2001 graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, was supposed to be honored at this morning’s formation
Replica Chinese junk sinks one day from end of epic journey
Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom
Despite the sinking, Mr Peng of the Chinese Maritime Development Society, said he believed the ship had “accomplished its mission”.
Trade vessel sinks at St. Kitts port
SKNVibes.com – Basseterre,St. Kitts and Nevis
SKNVibes spoke to Winston Hendrickson, Manager of the TDC Shipping Department, who said that he could not speak to a specific cause for the accident at this
Teenage boy survives fatal boat accident by using his dead …
Daily Mail – UK
Mr Che Hassan, southern regional commander of Malaysia’s Maritime Enforcement Agency, said: ‘We are still trying to put together the pieces of the puzzle,
Helicopters grounded after two crashes in space of weeks
The Edinburgh Journal – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The ill-fated helicopter was carrying two crew members and fourteen oil workers from a BP offshore oil rig. The most recent incident report from the Air
Owner of Korean Commercial Cargo Vessel & Chief Engineer Plead Guilty to Marine Pollution Related Charges
WASHINGTON—STX Pan Ocean Co. Ltd. (STX), headquartered in Seoul, Korea, and the owner of the commercial cargo ship, M/V Ocean Jade, pleaded guilty to conspiracy as well as falsifying and failing to properly maintain records meant to ensure compliance with maritime pollution laws, the Justice Department announced. The chief engineer
Wrecked vessel’s crew wants investigation into sea strike
Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Honolulu,HI,USA
Stewart said that about 15 minutes before the collision, the crew on watch noticed the freighter change direction and head toward the TaiPing.
Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Announces First Quarter 2009 …
PR Newswire (press release) – New York,NY,USA
As previously announced, the Genco Cavalier, a 2008-built Supramax vessel, was involved in a minor collision caused by another vessel in its vicinity during
Survivors and crew of sunken BC ferry still seeking compensation
CBC.ca – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
(CBC) A BC Ferries worker who barely escaped the sinking Queen of the North ferry says that after three years of struggling with mental and physical
Selendang Ayu Settlement
Alaska’s SuperStation – AK,USA
Four years ago the ship became grounded and broke apart off of Unalaska Island. IMC Shipping, out of Singapore, has paid the state nearly 845-thousand
Brazil: a growing poaching presence
FIS.com (Registro) – Tokyo,Argentina
Incidents involving gun firings and even a collision attempt directed by a Brazilian ship against a Uruguayan military ship have gone beyond the occasional
JTF Kills 6 Militants, Frees Hijacked Vessel
THISDAY – Apapa,Lagos,Nigeria
He said they returned fire, drowning six of the militants suspected to be members of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF) in the process,
Canada’s release of pirates “nuts,” expert says
Globe and Mail – Canada
Canada is also a signatory to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which makes piracy an international crime, formalizing maritime law that dates back
At former British prison, Somali pirates tell their side
McClatchy Washington Bureau – Washington,DC,USA
Five of those prisoners are serving 15-year terms for piracy. |
Ship captain: Just arming crews won’t stop piracy
The Associated Press
Armed with knives and fire hoses, Phillips and his crew of about 20 tried and initially failed to fight off a raid by young pirates armed with automatic
Armed Cruise Ship Security Team Fights Off Somali Pirates
InjuryBoard.com – Tampa,FL,USA
… and he Israeli security guards opened fire with small arms. The pirates backed off but continued to follow the ship for about 20 minutes firing at it.
New pirate attacks on Italian ship
Ansa news in English – Rome,Rome,Italy
On Wednesday the ship’s crew fended off another attack 300 miles south-east of Mogadishu after a small boat with seven pirates approached it and opened fire
Maersk to increase its ships’ precautions, but no guns
The Virginian-Pilot – Norfolk,VA,USA
Chalk said Maersk should continue having its ships transit through maritime corridors where naval ships keep watch. But smaller shipping companies aren’t
Russians detain 29 suspected pirates
United Press International – USA
The would-be hijackers, armed with automatic weapons and grenade launchers, opened fire on the vessel but were outmaneuvered, a company statement said.
Government studying other measures to protect seamen
Philippine Star – Manila,Philippines
The same circular also gives Filipino seafarers the option to disembark if he feels any threat passing Somalia. But Roque said not a single seafarer opted
Filipino Seafarers Top Victims of Somali Pirates
Voice of America – USA
“Our experience has been that we have not had any casualty from among those … The International Maritime Bureau says pirate attacks off the Somali coast
Spanish navy arrests pirates
Monsters and Critics.com – USA
… with security personnel returning fire. According to Campain Ciro Pinto, the ship was slightly damaged, but none of the passengers suffered any injures.