Browsing Day: October 13, 2020

MARPOL fines for oil pollution: What to watch

In this respect, Sam Kendall-Marsden, Director of Claims and Rebecca Hamra, President/Regional Claims Director at the Standard P&I Club provided the liability basis and operational best practice for MARPOL compliance. As explained, illegal practices that result in MARPOL investigations and prosecutions often involve a ‘magic pipe’ (or flexible hose) bypass of the oily water separator […]

OCIMF: What to do when conducting a remote inspection

The guide advises that when evaluating the need for Remote Inspections under OCIMF programs during COVID-19, the Operator and the Submitting Company commissioning the inspection should consider several factors including but not limited to: The risk of transmission of COVID-19 due to conducting a physical inspection. The existence of cases or symptoms of COVID-19 onboard […]

New performance platform to allow crew to optimise ship operations

This collaboration aims to contribute to DFDS’s ‘short-term tonnage adaption plan to use decision support systems and technology to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 25-35% over the next ten years. The first service which will be established on the new enhanced performance platform across DFDS’ full fleet is Dynamic Trim Optimizer (DTO). DTO captures […]

Navigation in narrow channels should be carried out at slow speed

Following the investigation reports of Marine Safety Investigation Unit (MSIU) of Transport Malta, for two accidents which took place in narrow channels, Steamship Mutual paid attention to the importance of properly understanding and appreciating the phenomenon of interaction when navigating in a narrow channels. In fact, the risk alert refers to the the grounding of […]

Keeping ahead of covid-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (covid-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here at THE MARINE TECK still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operation to account for a situation that is far from normal.

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