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Q. What is CHIRP? A. The Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Program, an independent, confidential and voluntary reporting program for people employed or having an active interest in the aviation and maritime industries. CHIRP’s primary purpose is to receive confidential reports and, when relevant, to represent safety-related issues to the respective operational management and/or regulatory agency […]

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Ballast Water Management – 2004

SECTION D – STANDARD FOR BALLAST FOR BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT Regulation D-1. Ballast Water Exchange Standard   1. Ships performing Ballast Water exchange in accordance with this regulation shall do so with an efficiency of at least 95% volumetric exchange of Ballast Water. 2. For ships exchanging Ballast Water by the pumping-through method, pumping through […]

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A Seafarers’ Bill of Rights

Seafarers’ Employment Agreement To ensure that seafarers have a fair employment agreement You are entitled to a fair employment agreement or contract setting out the terms and conditions of your employment. It must be signed by you and your employer, be easy to understand and legally enforceable. On the employer’s side, it can be signed […]

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Expanding square search (SS)

The expanding square search pattern is also most effective when the location of the search object is known with relatively good accuracy. The commence search point (CSP) for this pattern is always the datum position. The pattern then expands outward in concentric squares as shown in figure 5-2, providing nearly uniform coverage of the area […]

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Steel Coils

Steel coils are normally stowed in a double tier with the bottom coils on athwart ships dunnage and wedged against athwart ships movement, each coil being hard-up against the next (Figures 29 and 30). The objective is to Figure. 29 Secure stowage of steel coils     Figure. 30 Steel coil loading Diamond bulker design […]

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Q. On entry into force of the BWM Convention, what surveys will be required for an international ballast water management certificate? A. 1. An initial survey before the ship is put into service or before the certificate is issued for the first time; 2. A renewal survey at intervals of not more than five years; […]

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Q. What are the SOLAS requirements relating to plans and procedures for recovery of persons from the water? A. SOLAS regulations II/17-1 requires all ships to have ship-specific plans and procedures for recovery of persons from the water, taking into account IMO guidelines. The plans and procedures must identify the equipment intended to be used […]

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Loadline Convention – 1966/88

ANNEX I – Regulations for determining Load Lines | Chapter 1 – General Regulation 2-1. Authorization of Recognized Organization (RO) [For ships constructed after 01-Jan-2005, registered in states which are parties to the 88 Protocol] [Applicable from 01-Jan-2015]   The Administration shall authorize organizations, including classification societies, referred to in article 13 of the Convention […]

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Tonnage Convention – 1969

ANNEX I – Regulations | Regulation 6 – Calculation of Volumes [Entered into force 18-July-1982] 1. All volumes included in the calculation of gross and net tonnages shall be measured, irrespective of the fitting of insulation or the like, to the inner side of the shell or structural boundary plating in ships constructed of metal, and […]

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A Seafarers’ Bill of Rights

To ensure that seafarers have access to an efficient and well-regulated seafarer recruitment and placement system Crewing agencies offering recruitment services must not charge you for finding you work. The only costs that can be charged to you are those for obtaining your national statutory medical certificate, your national seafarers’ book, your passport or similar […]

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