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LNG-terminal SIGTTO Working Group on the use of support vessels in the emergency response and protection of LNG carriers and terminal was established at the 66th GPC meeting in October 2012.

It first met in December 2012 and there have since been four further meetings. The WG is tasked with defining the expected response, by emergency response craft, for...

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LNG-tanker This working group (WG) was established at the 64th SIGTTO General Purposes Committee (GPC) meeting in September 2011. The WG first met in December 2011 and has had five further meetings since then.

One of the principal tasks identified for the WG is to create guidelines entitled Competency Assurance for Key Staff involved with LNG Operations....

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Putting people at the centre at the design stage and ensuring that the ship is easy to maintain while in service makes for a vessel that is truly usable. And a usable ship can minimise fatigue and stress and increase situational awareness, as the latest issue of Alert! explains.

Alert! 35 issued by the Nautical Institute, gets to grips with what...

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AMSA The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Domestic Vessel Division will begin a thorough consultation process with domestic vessel operators, starting in Hervey Bay on Friday. The National System for Domestic Commercial Vessels came into effect on July 1, 2013.

AMSA Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mick Kinley said the National System had created...

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Tokyo MoU is pleased to publish the Annual Report on Port State Control in the Asia- Pacific Region for 2013. This annual report provides a summary of the port State control developments and activities of the Tokyo MOU in 2013. In addition, the report also includes port State control statistics and analysis on the results of inspections carried o...

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DP-operators DNV GL has introduced a new recommended practice for the training of dynamic positioning (DP) operators. The new standard is based on the latest training and certification principles and defines the role that simulators can play in giving candidates better and more efficient training.

Given the differing duration and frequency of DP operations,...

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Minimum safe manning certificates The Republic of the Marshall Islands issued a letter to Regional Marine Safety Offices, Nautical Inspectors, Masters and Owners/Agents to advise that on 30 November 2011, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted Resolution A.1047(27), Principles of Minimum Safe Manning, which revokes Resolution A.890(21).

The Principles of Minimum...

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