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Thursday, September 03, 2015

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USCG – precautions re Tianjin, China explosions

The US Coast Guard has issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin concerning the August 2015 explosions in the port complex of Tianjin, China and precautions that vessel and facility agents, owners, masters, and operators should consider so as to minimise the risk of possible contamination. The Coast Guard is monitoring all US-bound cargo and vessel traffic that were in the port of Tianjin on ...... Login to view this article

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Anti-piracy joint rapid deployment for Malacca Strait

Following the increase in piracy and armed robbery attacks in the Malacca Strait, Malaysia and Indonesia have decided to form a joint rapid deployment team to enhance security. As part of this force, the Indonesian navy intends to deploy two helicopters from Batan Island, and the Malaysian deployment includes a special task and rescue (STAR) helicopter tasked to combat anti-piracy/sea robbery...... Login to view this article


California proposed delay on ballast water management requirements

The California State Lands Commission (CSLC) 2015 Biennial Report on the California Marine Invasive Species Program ( ) issued earlier this year, concluded that “Shipboard ballast water treatment systems have not demonstrated the ability to meet the California performance standards.“ … “The performance standards are currentl...... Login to view this article


Ongoing situation in Tianjin

Members will be aware of the blasts which took place in Tianjin recently, and the resulting injuries and tragic loss of life. Two blasts occurred at a warehouse storing dangerous and chemical goods in the port area of the city as mentioned in WN 32 . INTERTANKO has received mixed information regarding whether tankers are allowed to enter/leave and operate in the port. Sources have told us that...... Login to view this article


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