Jan 192011

BIMCO is appealing for reports of accidents in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.

Here’s its announcement:

At the 35th meeting of the Tripartite Technical Experts Group on “The Safety of Navigation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore” held at Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 4-7 October 2010, the Round Table of international shipping associations (RTisa) agreed with Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to initiate a project aimed at improving navigational safety within the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SoMS).

This project will focus on an analysis of marine accidents and incidents that have occurred in the SoMS between 2000 and 2010. The analysis would serve well to identify the causes behind such incidents, and thereby enable the coastal states and other stakeholders to implement appropriate corrective measures.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is leading the project on behalf of RTisa, and in order to support this effort BIMCO members are encouraged to provide summaries of any such incidents which took place between 2000 and 2010.

Members are welcome to submit any existing summaries of such incidents to the BIMCO Secretariat in their current format. A standard questionnaire has been developed for those who prefer to use such a format. The questionnaire can be downloaded from the links below either as a pdf for handwritten completion or as a word.doc with fields for completion. The instructions to forward completed forms to ICS should be ignored.

Reports should be sent by email to: frontoffice@bimco.org

Or by post to:
BIMCO Front Office
Bagsværdvej 161
2880 Bagsværd

A more in-depth introduction and guidance can also be found in the links below. The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2011.


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