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Mandatory electronic information exchange on horizon

The Facilitation Committee (FAL), meeting for its 39th session, approved a revised annex to the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL), 1965, as amended, following a comprehensive five-year review aimed at modernizing the Convention. To be circulated with a view to adoption at the Committee's next session (FAL 40,...

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The Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) issued Maritime Feedback 03/2014. CHIRP has received reports of hazardous occurrences that related to omissions in the maintenance of equipment or failure of equipment.

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The adjustable bolt on the brake system of the Starboard mooring winch was tightly secured in the wrong...

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Avoiding hazardous occurrences with onboard inspection checklists

The Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) issued Maritime Feedback 03/2014. CHIRP received three reports of hazardous occurrences; each of these would have been avoided if the Bridge team had completed their own onboard checklists in a vigilant manner and not adopted a ‘tick box’ mentality to their own inspection routines.

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Hazards from the lack maintenance of Safety Equipment

The Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) issued Maritime Feedback 03/2014. CHIRP has received several reports of hazardous occur - rences that related to the lack maintenance of Fire Fighting Equipment (FFE) and retention onboard of out of date pyrotechnics, as follows:

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During the pre para tion for a vetting...

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IMO meets for the review of the FAL Convention

IMO Secretary General Sekimizu has opened the Facilitation Committee (FAL), 39th session (22 to 29 September), which is being chaired by Mr. Yury Melenas (Russian Federation).

Topics on the agenda include: review of the FAL Convention; electronic access to, or electronic versions of, certificates and documents; matters related to stowaways; and...

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Containers The first session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) took place on 8 - 12 September, 2014 at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Over one hundred issues, inter alia on container safety, were considered in the course of plenary sessions and working group meetings.

The Sub-Committee...

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Rescue-boat The Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) has issued Maritime Feedback 03/2014 highlighting the experiences that have been reported. CHIRP received several reports concerning the launching of rescue boats and the use of the lowering equipment as follows:

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During the recovery of a rescue boat the crane came to a rapid...

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