LOSS PREVENTION

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2017-05

LP 022/2017 Philippines – inaccurate test certificates for nickel ore pose serious risk

2017-05-11

Despite the well-publicized risks of cargo liquefaction, problems with wet nickel ore cargoes shipped out of the Philippines persist. At the heart of the problem lies inaccurate cargo declarations and certificates provided by the shippers.

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2017-03

LP 013/2017 Yemen: Port Situation and navigation safety

2017-03-16

Local P&I correspondents regularly provide the association with advice on the status of ports in Yemen and an updated list of all ports and their current status is provided below.

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14
2017-03

LP 012/2017 Libya: Port Situation and Safe Navigation

2017-03-14

The association has received the following information from local P&I correspondents on the status of Libyan ports and some advice are given featured navigation safety.

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21
2017-02

LP 008/2017 Pilot transfers – still a risky business

2017-02-21

IMPA’s safety campaign draws attention to shipowners’ responsibility to provide compliant pilot ladder arrangements and to ensure that the transfer process is undertaken in line with SOLAS.

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11
2016-10

LP 91/2016 Philippines: Nickel ore risks from Mindanao

2016-10-11

Members are advised that the political situation in Mindanao is presently very tense (see below map illustrating locations for nickel ore loading in the region).

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26
2016-09

LP 88/2016 Enclosed space entry permits still not being implemented correctly

2016-09-26

In 2016, the SOLAS convention on enclosed space entry was amended requiring all ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment on board. The regulation aimed at protecting seafarers who need to enter enclosed spaces entered into force on 1st July 2016.

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29
2016-08

LP 75/2016 Tackling Cargo Liquefaction

2016-08-29

In recent years the shipping world has experienced a number of incidents which have been attributed to liquefaction of cargoes of iron ore fines and nickel ore, which are frequently presented for loading in a dangerous condition. Solid bulk cargoes such as unprocessed mineral ores and refined mineral concentrates have certain characteristics that, although they may appear to be in a dry, granular state upon loading, may contain enough moisture to become fluid under the compaction and vibration that occur during a voyage.

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21
2016-07

LP 62/2016 New US Coast Guard Casualty Reporting Form

2016-07-21

On 1 July 2016 the US Coast Guard released a new version of its "Form CG-2692" covering reports of marine casualties, commercial diving casualties, and outer continental shelf-related casualties.

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11
2016-07

LP 57/2016 Gulf of Guinea: Maritime Cyber Threat, The Risk of Email Phishing

2016-07-11

The MDAT-GoG (Marine Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea) has received reports of hackers in the Gulf of Guinea targeting merchant vessels in a process known as email phishing.

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06
2016-07

LP 55/2016 Libya: Latest Information on Port Closures

2016-07-06

The Club has received the following information in relation to Libya’s ports:

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