The articles advice regarding the reducing cargo fires and losses overboard.
Some of the world’s biggest maritime cargo carriers are joining forces with the world’s first industrial safety technology accelerator to launch a new innovation initiative to reduce cargo loss at sea.
The directorate general of shipping at Mumbai has issued a Merchant Shipping Notice to urge industry stakeholders to ensure strict compliance of registration and de-registration process of Emergency Position Indications Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) on board ships
According to the regulation IV/ 7.1 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974, every ship shall be provided with Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) shall be type approved by the Administration and shall conform to appropriate performance standards not inferior to those adopted by the IMO.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands has issued a Marine Notice, advising fire teams to always wear firefighting outfits and protective clothes.
Port State Control (PSC) deficiencies are being issued by some Paris Memorandum of Understanding Member States for fire-fighting outfits. The findings are as follows:
Following a recent marine casualty resulting in an engine room fire onboard a commercial fishing vessel, USCG issued a Safety Alert to address the importance of installing non-combustible materials in machinery space boundaries with dry exhaust systems.