The Boat Works set to welcome superyachts to its new facility in Queensland

The Boat Works
The Boat Works

Australian shipyard and marina facility The Boat Works has expanded, doubling in size to 54 acres (218,530 square metres). The yard will welcome the first superyachts to its new facility later on this year.

It is anticipated that the new superyacht yard, with private investment of over $100m, will generate thousands of jobs in the marine and service industries.

Tony Longhurst, The Boat Works owner, commented, “We are committed to maintaining the health of our waterways, to operating sustainably and with minimal impact on the environment.

“The innovations we have implemented throughout the existing facility and Continue reading “The Boat Works set to welcome superyachts to its new facility in Queensland”

USCG says MARPOL deficiencies found on bilge alarm systems

USCG makes recommendations after discovery
USCG makes recommendations after discovery

During an inspection by the Marine Safety Detachment Port Canaveral Port State Control Officers, there were MARPOL deficiencies identified related to the 15-ppm Bilge Alarm system of the Oily Water Separators (OWS) onboard four separate ships.

Specifically, the PSCOs discovered that the entries in the Oil Record Book (ORB) weren’t compliant to the Bilge Alarm Data being displayed by the bilge alarm, also known as oil content meter.

Concerning the Bilge Alarm Data, it is required to record:
– date
– time
– alarm status
– the operating status of the 15-ppm Bilge Separator.

Moreover, the device is required to store the data for minimum of eight months, so that data is displayed or printed in a protocol for official system inspections as Continue reading “USCG says MARPOL deficiencies found on bilge alarm systems”

Hapag-Lloyd set to impose $15,000 penalty for mis-declaration of hazardous cargoes

Hapag-Lloyd
Hapag-Lloyd

Following the Yantian Express fire incident that Hapag-Lloyd experienced in early 2019, the company has published a statement to say that they will implement a penalty of USD 15,000.00 per container with effect from 15 September 2019.

Specifically, the company highlights that failure to properly declare hazardous cargoes prior to shipment is a violation of the Hazardous Material Regulations. Such violations may be subject to monetary fines and/or criminal prosecution under applicable law.

Hapag-Lloyd has also noted that to ensure the safety of our crew, ships and Continue reading “Hapag-Lloyd set to impose $15,000 penalty for mis-declaration of hazardous cargoes”

AMSA set to consult with accredited marine surveyors and others over standards for domestic commercial vessels

AMSA is reviewing its approach to setting standards
AMSA is reviewing its approach to setting standards

To ensure standards are fit for purpose for the domestic industry, the Australian Maritime Authority (AMSA) is reviewing its approach to setting standards. For this reason, in August 2019, AMSA will be consulting with individual stakeholders, focusing on those who have regular, direct interaction with the technical standards.

AMSA is responsible for developing and maintaining the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV), which is the contemporary technical standard for domestic commercial vessels.

To make sure that the standards remain fit for purpose for the Continue reading “AMSA set to consult with accredited marine surveyors and others over standards for domestic commercial vessels”

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