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Human-Rights-At-Sea-HRAS New independent international maritime initiative "Human Rights at Sea" (HRAS) was introduced from the Maritime Practice of 9 Bedford Row International, London, as a human rights on-line information, and lobbying platform.

It will support human rights integration into State, business and individual working practices, as well as promote the wider...

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The UK P&I Club has issued a bulletin based on reports received of a number of accidents and injuries to crew members resulting from the inadvertent release of highly toxic phosphine gas or the effects of fires and explosions, both caused by the unsafe disposal of residues of aluminium phosphide following the fumigation of cargoes in transit.

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Defects related to propulsion and auxiliary machinery installations have traditionally been one of the top six categories of deficiencies recorded during port State control (PSC) inspections in previous years. An average of 7% of the total number of the deficiencies identified within the Tokyo MOU region are related to machinery installations. For...

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The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) examines and investigates all types of marine accidents to or on board UK vessels worldwide, and other vessels in UK territorial waters.

Located in offices in Southampton, the MAIB is a separate, independent branch within the Department for Transport (DfT). The head of the MAIB, the Chief Inspector...

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Ship-wreck The Skuld P&I Club informs operators about the Nairobi International Convention (Wreck Removal Convention 2007).

The Wreck Removal Convention was adopted at an International Maritime Organisation Diplomatic Conference in Nairobi in 2007.

The Convention will enter into force 12 months after ratification by ten states. As at 20 February 2014, there...

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The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) marked the opening of the Seaway's 56thnavigation season on March 28, with the transit of Algoma Central Corporation's newly built ship, the Algoma Equinox, through Lock 3 of the Welland Canal. The vessel is the first of eight Equinox-class ships that are being purpose-built for trade in the...

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ACCSEAS ACCSEAS, an EU-funded project to support improved maritime access to the North Sea Region through minimising navigational risk, welcomed over more than 80 regional and international shipping experts to Edinburgh for its second Annual Conference, held lon 4-6 March 2014, in Edinburgh.

The ACCSEAS Conference presented an array of e-Navigation...

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