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November 14th, 2017 at 11:32 am

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 14 November 2017


USCG – Kidde fire extinguisher recall;

UN – piracy off coast of Somalia;

EMSA – overview of marine casualties; and

India – shipbuilding improvements.

November 14, 2017

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USCG – Kidde fire extinguisher recall

clip_image004 The US Coast Guard issued a Safety Alert announcing recall of 134 different models of Kidde brand plastic handle and plastic push-button fire extinguishers. Units with metal handles/valve assemblies are not included in the recall. (11/13/17) [].

UN – piracy off coast of Somalia

clip_image006 The United Nations posted the Report of the Secretary-General on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia. It notes that pirate attacks increased after NATO terminated its counter-piracy operations. (10/12/17) [].

EMSA – overview of marine casualties

clip_image008 The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) posted the Annual Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents, which consists of a high-level analysis of accidents reported by the EU Member States in European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP). (11/13/17) [].

India – shipbuilding improvements

clip_image010 The Indian Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) issued a proposal for improvements relating to ships to be built in or imported into India. Comments must be submitted by 27 November. (11/10/17) [].

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