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Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby Michael H. Standart » Thu May 03, 2012 1:43 am

Here's where I'll be calling attention to port detentions as well as any SOLAS related stories which may come up. Other then the monthly detentions list, I don't expect that I'll be using it a lot, but that doesn't mean you can't. SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) issues are an obvious matter of interest for this forum.

From BYM:
UK. Fourteen Foreign Flagged Ships under detention during March 2012
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has announced that 14 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during March 2012 after failing Port State Control ( PSC) inspection.

Latest monthly figures show that there were seven new detentions of foreign flagged ships in UK ports during March 2012 and seven vessels remained under detention from previous months. The overall rate of detentions compared with inspections carried out over the last twelve months was 2.8% this is slightly up from February’s twelve month rate
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For the rest, see http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=102277
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Re: Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby Michael H. Standart » Thu May 10, 2012 2:04 am

From The World Maritime News:
EMSA Publishes Final Report on Damage Stability of Ro-Pax Vessels (Portugal)
See http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/54322
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Re: Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby Michael H. Standart » Sat May 12, 2012 2:48 am

From BYM:
UK. 12 foreign flagged ships under detention in the UK during April 2012
For the full Rogues Gallery for April, see http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=102725
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Re: Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby Michael H. Standart » Thu May 17, 2012 12:41 am

From Cruise Critic:
Elderly Couple Kicked Off Luxury Cruise Ship After Refusing to Attend Muster Drill
Click on http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4837

Comment: The times they are a changin' The cruise lines are taking this very seriously now.
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Re: Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby Michael H. Standart » Fri May 18, 2012 2:41 am

From The Saint Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation:
NOTICE OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO SEAWAY PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES TO BE EFFECTIVE JULY 6, 2012
Click on http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com/en/pdf ... 012Rev.pdf

(Adobe pdf Acrobat Reader required to view, but the good news is that it's free!)
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Re: Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby Michael H. Standart » Sat May 26, 2012 3:15 am

From The Maritime Executive:
Passenger Ship Safety Recommendations Agreed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee
See http://www.maritime-executive.com/artic ... -committee
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Re: Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby Michael H. Standart » Wed May 30, 2012 3:02 am

From The Seattle Times:
Concerns linger about cruise line safety
See http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/t ... ter29.html
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Re: Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby George Lorton » Wed May 30, 2012 7:22 pm

Seems those Pirates are stepping up their operations.
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Re: Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby Michael H. Standart » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:49 am

From BYM:
USA. Great Lakes Coast Guard crews terminate the voyage of a dozen recreational boats due to lack of required safety gear
See http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=104342
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Re: Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby Michael H. Standart » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:26 am

From The Professional Mariner:
Coast Guard issues public warning on illegal passenger vessels
See http://www.professionalmariner.com/ME2/ ... 3CF3DE8C34
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Re: Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby Michael H. Standart » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:05 am

From CruiseIndustryNews:
Summer 2012: Safety: Inspecting Ships
See http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruis ... ships.html
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Re: Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby Michael H. Standart » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:29 am

From Cruise Critic:
After Concordia: Cruise Industry Adds More Safety Policies
Click on: http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4882
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Re: Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby James Jack » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:13 pm

Hi Mike,

Re the elderly couple being removed from their ship because the wife didn't go to the muster station for the life boat drill. My wife & I cruised from May 20 to 27 with Holland America Lines (HAL) on the Statendam from Vancouver to Seward, Alaska. I had noticed previously trips to see my family in Vancouver & went to see cruise ships in port that HAL ships had people at their life boat stations for the drill before they left port. We went through that as well, with rows of people the staff made the tallest people stand at the back & tiered down to shortest at front (us). They asked us all to remain silent so everyone could hear their name called off the roster and hear instructions. You responded when you name was called. If no one answered to a name call, that was communicated to the Captain. When all was done, the peoples names missing & stateroom numbers were announced over the public address by the Captain and told to be at their muster stations immediately. We all had to wait & be quiet. After 5 to 10 minutes a further announcement was made for those still missing and the Captain announced that if they didn't report they would be terminated from the cruise and removed from the ship along with their luggage. After 20 minutes of waiting there were no outstanding missing names called, so it seems everyone was accounted for. The staff apologized for having us waiting so long. Then we were released. Story is get to your muster station as quickly as possible so you don't keep everyone waiting. The cruise lines take this safety drill seriously and passengers should too, one day your life may depend on this keeping you safe or not.

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Re: Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby Michael H. Standart » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:39 am

From The Irish Times:
Cruise ships calling to Irish ports face tighter inspections
See: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ire ... 85411.html
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Re: Rogues Gallery and SOLAS.

Postby Michael H. Standart » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:38 am

From BYM:
UK. Twelve foreign flagged ship under detention in the UK during May 2012
For the latest Rogues Gallary, click on http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=105556
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