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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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IMT issues Safety Alert Bulletin on Mooring Operations

During a recent IMT forum, a ‘workgroup session’ on mooring operations was conducted. It focused on a number of mooring-related incidents including vessel break outs, injuries, man overboard, etc. The purpose of this safety alert is to share the best practices captured during this work group session. Measures considered to reverse this trend of incidents were classified into three categories:...... Login to view this article


New OBP Report explores piracy’s long-term impact on seafarers

Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), in conjunction with One Earth Future (OEF) Research, both programmes of the One Earth Future Foundation, has released a research report exploring the long-term impact of piracy on seafarer and family recovery. It is based on a series of interviews and structured surveys collected from 465 seafarers in three major seafaring countries: India, the Philippines, and...... Login to view this article

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Gulf of Guinea reporting – new industry guidelines released

There are significant changes to the reporting mechanism for vessels operating in the Gulf of Guinea area, with the closure of the MTISC-GoG and the opening of the Marine Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea service (MDAT-GoG). The new France/UK mechanism commenced operations at 0800 GMT on 20th June 2016. MDAT-GoG will be operated by the navies of both France and the UK from their centr...... Login to view this article

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Update on MTISC-GoG centre closure

Following from last week’s announcement that the MTISC-GoG centre will close, further details of the new system and the announcement by the French and UK navies can be seen below. An announcement by OCIMF on 5 June, stated that: “MTISC-GoG will close following the successful conclusion of the Pilot Project before the end of June 2016. “Over the past months, together with key stakeholders, OCIMF...... Login to view this article


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