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Monday, April 29, 2013 Headland SatNews
Enclosed space entry breaches on the rise: report
A number of violations in relation to enclosed space entry on board ships were highlighted by the London P&I Club in the latest issue of its "StopLoss Bulletin." A recent inspection programme showed an increase in negative findings despite the implementation of industry standard procedures. "Inspection findings vary in nature, but the enclosed space entry permit to work and associated prescribed steps regularly present themselves as sources of negative findings in ship inspections," the club said in its report, citing a number of violations such as the absence of safety tools and poor condition of oxygen/gas detection equipment. "Even when fully completed PTW forms are presented, inspectors are repeatedly presented with: completed single PTWs which purport to cover entry into multiple enclosed spaces; checklists fully completed and signed off by the responsible officer and master, but the required safety equipment is not actually in place," the club noted in its report. "No evident consideration of how a rescue would be undertaken from the space in the event of an emergency; no provision for continuous monitoring of the atmosphere of the space; oxygen/gas detection equipment presented in either a dubious condition or without proper evidence of calibration to statutory requirements," it added. The London P&I Club called on concerned parties to properly implement all necessary measures with regards to enclosed space entry, including its location on board, the ship's status and type of work to be conducted in such space. It likewise called on ship officers to carry out their responsibilities well to promote safety and avoid getting into trouble.
Cyprus to boost shipping sector
Cyprus is looking to improve its economy and it is eyeing the shipping sector to help in its recovery. Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades made the statement at the 24th Annual General Meeting of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber. "The shipping sector now constitutes a crucial part of the 'spinal column' on which the Cyprus economy will depend in its road to recovery," he was quoted as saying. The president assured the shipping sector that it will look to develop measures that will help move it forward. "The creation of an 'Under-Secretary for Shipping' is a must," he stressed.
SAFETY MARPOL Annex V Implementation
The USCG has published an Interim Rule which implements the revised MARPOL Annex V garbage regulation. All vessels calling in US waters are expected to be fully compliant with the amended Annex V regulations, and USCG Port State Control will be carrying out inspections to verify compliance. The differences between existing US regulations and the amended MARPOL Annex V are as follows. While the applicabilityhas not changed, there are notable
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" said Yang Jong-seo.000 compensated gross ton (CGTs) in the January-March period. and other bigger rivals.'' Cargo arrivals in the fiscal year 2002-2003 numbered 951. 30. the new Htee Tan wharf and 14 other wharfs that stretch up to the Thanhlyatsoon area. as demand for mid-sized tanker ships increased.56 million CGTs in total won by local shipbuilders.. The garbage record book.000 tons. Under the national port development plan.4 percent of 2. requirements for domestic oceangoing ships have not changed. While the applicability has not changed. The additional berthing points will help decongest operations as the Yangon port handles 85% of all incoming and outgoing cargo in the country. However. The report said that three more wharfs will be added to the city's Asia World Port. Source: UK P&I Club South Korea's smaller shipyard orders up South Korean small and medium-sized shipbuilders clinched record orders in the first quarter of the year in three years. The agency attributed the steady increase in shipments to the recent expansion of Yangon's port area. changes in the general reporting format of the garbage record book to account for the increased restrictions on the discharge of garbage into the sea. the Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) reported according to "Eleven Myanmar.19 million CGTs in the first quarter. placards must be updated to reflect the new garbage discharge requirements. The first-quarter order backlog keeps them busy for around 14 months. US flagged ships on international voyages and visiting ports of a country that are party to MARPOL Annex V will need to meet the annex's placarding requirements to avoid possible port state control action. Garbage management plans should reflect collecting. file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/DCO%20Master/Desktop/NL%20MARITIME%20NEWS. the data showed. leaving two Syrian seamen dead and eight others missing and spurring a large rescue operation. The expansion projects will be implemented in the Myanmar Industrial Port. Their combined orders accounted for 23. should be in the form specified in Resolution MEPC. the applicability for nonUS flagged ships that engage in international voyages has been reduced from 400 gross tonnage and above to 100 gross tonnage and above. Their combined order backlog reached 3. INCIDENTS Two vessels collide off Greece A cargo ship sank off southern Greece after colliding with another freighter Monday. officials said. up 0. on board storage.196 foreign shipments in the fiscal year 2012-2013. Theinbyu shipyard. and six other small and medium-sized shipyards won a combined 601. The smaller shipyards' orders reached 24.NL MARITIME NEWS MPA: Yangon port posts higher foreign shipments Yangon port received 2. "It is too early to say that their business performance is set to recover. whether as part of the ship's official logbook or otherwise.000 CGTs in the fourth quarter of last year. the highest number in ten years. including industry leader Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. adding that cargo volume registered a 100% growth annually over the past decade. citing Yonhap. the data showed. the data showed. Ahlon Forest Department area and Asia World Port..5 percent from the previous quarter. data showed on Monday. Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. the "Eleven Myanmar" report added. the biggest since the first quarter of 2011 when the comparable figure was 764. US flagged ships operating exclusively on domestic voyages may continue to use existing placards. SPP Shipbuilding Co.htm (2 of 5) [4/30/2013 8:18:09 AM] . and final disposition of garbage per the revised requirements.201(62). Until US regulations are updated to reflect the new garbage discharge regime and placards are readily available. a researcher at Export-Import Bank of Korea. reported PNA. an unnamed MPA official said.000 CGTs in the first quarter of 2012. Moreover. Yangon will have a total of 32 wharves wherein 33 ships can dock at the same time. According to Export-Import Bank of Korea.
a rescue helicopter and an airforce C-130 transport plane. Nigeria bags 76 oil thieves. and seven of its crew of 17 Syrian seamen were rescued. the ministry said. Spokesperson for the Joint Military Task Force (JTF). The Korea study which was submitted to the Maritime technical working group in Myanmar last month. the military said on Sunday. PNA reported. disclosed this to reporters in Yenagoa. a Merchant Marine Ministry statement said. which allow foreign flag vessels to call only at one Philippine port. Onyema Nwachukwu. Leasing opportunities in shipping pushed file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/DCO%20Master/Desktop/NL%20MARITIME%20NEWS. sailing without freight from Turkey to Malta. will be forwarded to the ASEAN Transport Ministers meeting in June. Nwachukwu told reporters that eight of the 12 crew members arrested were currently being interrogated in Port Harcourt.-Col. The Korea Ministry of Land. He said the JTF had also impounded a barge found at an illegal oil loading point close to Burma Rice Farm between Brass and Obiama waterways in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa. the cabotage policy in the Philippines. SHIPPING Study: PH cabotage hinders ASEAN shipping unity The country's strong cabotage rule was cited as a major barrier in achieving the ASEAN integration of shipping services in the Philippines. which was carrying a cargo of fertilizer to a Ukrainian port. Filipino and Polish seamen on board. merchant ships. while the four others were left behind to man the vessel in Bonny Island. It said foreign ships calling in Philippine ports are very much needed in order for the country to achieve sustainable growth and. all were unhurt. Weather conditions were good at the time. The anti-theft action was taken on April 15-27. It was not immediately clear what caused the collision between the Antigua-flagged container ship and the Cook Islands-flagged research vessel in the Mediterranean Sea. Two bodies were pulled out of the sea a few hours after the collision. had 16 Russian. Transport and Maritime Affairs' final report on Formulating an ASEAN Single Shipping Market Implementing Strategy has identified the major barriers in the Philippines' accession to the ASEAN Single Shipping Market (ASSM) ranging from regulation to institutional barriers.htm (3 of 5) [4/30/2013 8:18:09 AM] . the capital of Bayelsa State in southern Nigeria. more importantly. which facilitated rescue efforts involving coast guard vessels. has resulted to inefficiencies. a Korean study showed. The Associated Press reported. vessel in Niger Nigerian troops operating in the oil-rich Niger Delta region arrested 76 suspects and seized a marine vessel and barge used for oil bunkering. The Korean study showed. The research vessel. sank. The container ship.NL MARITIME NEWS The accident occurred before 7am (0400GMT) some 125 kilometres southwest of the southern Peloponnese peninsula. to achieve a single ASEAN market. He said the vessel MT Shandy with 12 crew members was intercepted on Otokomabie Creek near Oloma Community in rivers. according to the military as reported by PNA. Lt.
PORT OF THE WEEK Port of Colombo The Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka the largest and busiest port in Sri Lanka as well as in South Asia. South Asia Gateway Terminal (SAGT . The terminal is one of the busiest ports in the world and ranks among the top 35 ports. the port underwent rapid modernization with the installation of state-of-the-art cargohandling equipments.operated by John Keells Holdings) and Unity Container Terminal (UCT). which is headed by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and built by the Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company. particularly on financing.200m in length and can accommodate three berths each. it will increase the annual container handling capacity from four million TEUs to approximately 12 million TEUs. file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/DCO%20Master/Desktop/NL%20MARITIME%20NEWS. The port is also the naval base for Sri Lanka Navy Western Fleet under the Commander Western Naval Area (COMWEST). Shipping advisor Moore Stephens urged shipowners to examine the possibilities of leasing solutions to adjust their self-ownedand chartered-in tonnage balance. Located in the capital Colombo. Currently it has a capacity of 4.The project. These terminals operate round the clock for faster turn around time than any other operator in the region.2 billion. on the southwestern shores on the Kelani River. In 2008. Cowan noted that the shipping sector could adopt a number of measures used by the aviation industry. The expansion project will consist of four new terminals that are 1. it serves as an important terminal in Asia due to its strategic location in the Indian Ocean. It will also be able to accommodate larger container vessels up tp a maximum of 12. SHIPPING DATA BALTIC EXCHANGE Market snapshot: 12:10 GMT . the firm's head of corporate finance. It is also one of the biggest artificial harbours in the world handling most of the country's foreign trade. with harbour basin depth of 18m and a 600m turning circle.9 million tons. In the 1980s. is expected to be completed by 11 April 2012. alongside a depth of 18 metres which can be deepened further to 23m. said sector has been relying on extensive outsourcing over the past years and that it was able to improve the industry. However. The Colombo Port currently has three container terminals: Jaya Container Terminal (JCT).1 million TEUs and a dredged depth of over 15 metres. which is expected dramatically increase the port's capacity and capabilities. Phil Cowan.000 TEU capacity. It has an annual cargo tonnage of 30. the port commenced a large-scale expansion project at a cost of USD1.htm (4 of 5) [4/30/2013 8:18:09 AM] . The channel width of the renovated harbour will be 560m and depth of 20m.NL MARITIME NEWS Shipowners have been encouraged to explore leasing opportunities amid ongoing changes in the industry. one of which is leasing which he said has been developing rapidly of late. The Port of Colombo is home to the second tallest building in South Asia and is the center for many commercial interests. Once completed.
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