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Fire broke out on board the tanker Antares, at Puerto Bolivar, Colombia, on July 19.

At the time of the incident, four personnel were on board,carrying out repairs and maintenance duties, who also alarmed Port Captaincy.

After the call, port firefighters and emergency team responded, managing to tackle the fire after several hours of firefighting.

The extent of damages is unknown. and the tanker is docked in port for some 3 years already.

The tanker was undergoing repairs.

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IMCA informs about an incident where, a chain hoist failure resulted in a chain link breaking which caused an 800kg load to fall to deck.

The incident

A chain hoist failure resulted in a chain link breaking which caused an 800kg load to fall to deck from a height of 1 metre. Personnel were working on a wind turbine foundation.

A regular shaped load was being moved out of the tower using a chain block suspended from a cantilevered trolley beam on a temporary gantry structure erected on the site.

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A near-miss management system in shipping offer one of the most valuable instruments for improving safety onboard seagoing ships. But according to a paper published in 2020, having surveyed 250 participants, near-miss reporting can be inadequate, and several barriers limit appropriate near-miss reporting.

Probably the most important result of the survey is that 95.5% of seafarers consider that near-misses should be reported, but only 38.5% report each observed near-miss. This confirms the existence of reporting barriers among seafarers.

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Amid the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka, the Indian Coast Guard is on high alert to avoid any illegal immigration from the island nation, Dryad Global informed and issued α stowaway checklist for commercial shipping operators and Captains.

As informed, the Indian Coast Guard has deployed all kinds of units along the border, such as multiple ships and hovercrafts to conduct surveillance of the maritime borders. Sri Lanka has been experiencing its worst economic crisis in history.

The country has huge debt obligations and dwindling foreign reserves, and has been struggling to pay for imports, causing a shortage of essentials. Meanwhile, citizens in the country have been forced to stand in long queues for fuel, cooking gas, and medicines. Amid the widespread protests in the country, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe resigned from his post on July 9 to make way for an all-party government to take over.

Meanwhile, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, on Tuesday, called the situation in Sri Lanka “very sensitive” and asserted that India will provide all help to its neighbour. Sri Lanka is being rocked by violent protests amid the chaotic economic situation. Protestors have also attacked the houses of former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.