News items in 2017
11 Dec 2017
Web Alert: Brazilian appeal court recognises Liberian ship mortgage
On 16 November 2017, the Superior Court of Justice (SCJ), Brazil’s highest court (in respect of non-constitutional claims) recognised a Liberian ship mortgage involving an FPSO (i.e. a floating, production, storage and offloading vessel) located offshore Brazil.
11 Dec 2017
Web Alert: Brazil announces new oil & gas bidding rounds
Brazil’s National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) approved the fourth bidding round of the pre-salt area which is planned for 7 June 2018 and the fifteenth bidding round under the concession regime which is scheduled for 29 March 2018
8 Dec 2017
Web Alert: Nortrader explosion safety lessons
The MAIB has released a summary of the findings into two explosions onboard a cargo vessel called Nortrader. The explosions were caused by an accumulation of hydrogen gas emitted by the cargo Nortrader was carrying.
17 Nov 2017
Capital management methodology, November 2017
All P&I clubs must have free reserves to protect members against shocks, but how large should these reserves be? This bulletin explains how The Standard Club works out the appropriate level of reserves to protect against such shocks – and when to give some of the reserves back.
15 Nov 2017
Web Alert: Outbreak of Pneumonic Plague
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and International Transport Workers Federation have highlighted a recent outbreak of Pneumonic Plague (also referred to as Madagascar Plague) on the island of Madagascar.
8 Nov 2017
Web Alert: The importance of a good safety culture
This last bulletin for the year covers safety lessons learned from an attempted armed robbery, more issues relating to pilot boarding and a reminder of a good approach to analysing safety reports.
7 Nov 2017
Web Alert: UK MAIB Safety Digest 2/2017
This digest contains details of incidents which the MAIB has investigated and provides valuable insight into the accidents that can occur onboard merchant vessels.