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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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    logo11 Liquefaction

    In the October 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Liquefaction". The article discusses the shocking number of bulk carriers that have suddenly and catastrophically been lost at sea in recent years. The known or suspected cause of these tragic losses has been liquefaction of cargo. Despite efforts of the IMO, insurers, and trade associations, these losses continue. Installing a longitudinal bulkhead in each cargo hold would reduce the risk of liquefaction and the consequent loss of ships, cargo, and crews.