Yachts carried on deck

The number of yachts riding “piggy back” on cargo ships is increasing steadily.Photo courtesy of Bull Sworn Marine Surveyors S.L. More transportation on deckMotor and sailing yachts do not always cross the oceans on their own keel – they are more an...

2.12.7.4 Timber deck cargoes

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Concentrated inspection campaign focusing on emergency systems and procedures

The Tokyo and Paris MoUs on Port State Control launches joint concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) focussing on emergency systems and procedures on 1 September.

CEO Update Dec 2019 JP

© 2019 Gard AS 1 CEOメッセージ「躍動の 2020年代」 こちらは、英文記事「CEO update: The roaring twenties」(2019 年 12 月 19 日付)の和訳です。 2020年は、Gardの歴史上大きなターニングポイントとなった Gard Marine&Energyの創設 20年目を迎える重要な 1年です。当時とは、多くの状況が様変わりした感がありますが、基本 は全く変わっていません。 Gard は、事業...

Port state to focus on stability issues

Updated 17 August 2021 Originally scheduled for 2020 but postponed due to COVID-19, this year’s joint inspection campaign by the Paris and Tokyo MoUs starts on 1 September 2021 and focuses on stability in general.

Deck load and stability requirements

By Senior Surveyor Odd Olufsen, Det norske VeritasFrom July 1998 a Cargo securing manual will be required for all ships. This is set out in IMO MSC/Circular 745, and consequently there has been an increased focus on securing of load carried on deck....

Deck watchmen - look here!

If the ship’s gangway has to be used alongside a berth, and the arrangement is such that the bottom of the gangway has to rest on the dock, with slack falls, please make sure that the bottom end can travel freely and without being caught up in obstr...

2.3.1 General steps to take

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Does your onboard hygiene management cover high touch surfaces?

Although not visible to the naked eye, germs live among us. They are more likely to be present on surfaces which people touch quite frequently with their hands. These are known as as ‘high touch surfaces’.