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FUND – 1992

GENERAL PROVISIONS ARTICLE 1   For the purposes of this Convention – 1. “1992 Liability Convention” means the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992. 1. “1971 Fund Convention” means the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1971. For States Parties to the […]

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Marine Insurance

Insurance cover of ship owners and managers A ship-owner or ship manager (acting on behalf of the owner) may require marine insurance cover against: actual or constructive total loss of his ship’s hull, machinery and equipment (H&M cover); accidental (particular average) damage to his ship’s hull, machinery and equipment (H&M cover); liability to owners of […]

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Q | A

Q. What is the International Maritime Organization (IMO)? A. A specialized agency of the United Nations that is responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent marine pollution from ships. IMO is also involved in legal matters, including liability and compensation issues and the facilitation of international maritime […]

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FUND-71 | PROTOCOL-2000

ARTICLE 1   For the purpose of the present Protocol: 1. “Convention” means the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1971. 2. “Director” means the Director of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund, 1971. 3. “Organization” means the International Maritime Organization. 4. “Secretary-General” means the Secretary-General […]

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MODU CODE – 1979

1.1 PURPOSE The purpose of the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, hereinafter referred to as the Code, is to recommend design criteria, construction standards and other safety measures for mobile offshore drilling units so as to minimize the risk to such units, to the personnel on board and to […]

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C – 092 [Accommodation of Crews Convention]

ARTICLE 1   This Convention applies to every sea-going mechanically propelled vessel, whether publicly or privately owned, which is engaged in the transport of cargo or passengers for the purpose of trade and is registered in a territory for which this Convention is in force. National laws or regulations shall determine when vessels are to […]

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Berthing with wind astern

The procedure is similar to that of Fig.47 (berthing with port anchor), except that the vessel must be canted slightly away from the berth in (2) to allow for the onshore swing generated by the astern transverse thrust. The offshore cant must not be excessive, for prolonged utero movement to correct this may cause the […]

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FLAMMABILITY

A mixture of hydrocarbon gas and air cannot be ignited and burn unless its composition lies within a range of gas in air concentrations known as the Flammable Range. The lower limit of this range, known as the Lower Flammable Limit (LFL), is that hydrocarbon concentration below which there is insufficient hydrocarbon gas to support […]

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Safe ports and berths

An important contractual provision in virtually all time and voyage charter parties is that the vessel may be sent only to safe ports and berths. This requirement will often be expressed in the preamble to the terms of a modern charter party rather than in a separate clause. Charterers usually give an absolute warranty that […]

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Q | A

Q. What is the radar signature you would expect to receive from a Search and Rescue Transponder (SART)? A. Twelve dots on the screen issuing from the SART up to a range of 5 nautical miles (assuming SART at 1 m above sea level). Once under the mile range from the SART the signature would […]

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