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Analytical Fuel Testing Needed to Tackle Bad Bunkers

By Chris Dyson 2019-01-19 18:32:36

With the implementation of the IMO’s 2020 global sulfur limit now less than a year away, the number and variety of industry players contributing to the debate surrounding the new regulation continues to increase, as does the speed at which narratives around the topic change. Low sulfur fuels, which the majority of vessels will use to comply, are rightly central to industry discussion. In particular, talk of bunker blending, and risks associated with...

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Five Common Causes of Crane Failure

By Chris Dyson 2017-07-09 19:41:56

Although each ship’s crane failure is unique, there are often similarities between them, right across the global shipping industry, such that many of the incidents could have been avoided.   Based on Brookes Bell’s experience, the number of major on-vessel crane casualties would appear to be decreasing. However, the incidents that still occur can result in far-reaching consequences for shipowners, operators, stevedores and seafarers. These consequences not only include...

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Protecting Against MARPOL Annex I Breaches

By Chris Dyson 2016-06-26 21:02:37

MARPOL Annex 1 represents one of the biggest potentially uninsured liabilities in today’s shipping industry. Chris Dyson, a senior partner and marine engineer at Brookes Bell, advises shipowners and operators on the most effective strategy to minimize risk: MARPOL Annex I is a key regulatory driver supporting the delivery of the shipping industry’s sustainability transition. As efforts continue to ‘clean up’ vessel performance, so too will work to clamp down on polluters.  The majority of the shipping industry strives for...

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