At the time of writing, I am in Cape Town, South Africa, having just taken part in the last of our 50th Anniversary celebrations – and what an iconic city to finish up a year of events around the world.
Routine maintenance on a fuel oil pump for the auxiliary boiler was scheduled while the vessel was at anchor. A toolbox meeting was held to discuss the work and the risks and the appropriate permits to work were checked, including cold work and pressure pipeline work permits. The Second Engineer was to be the work supervisor.
Three tugs were assigned to assist an ultra-large container ship to its berth at a terminal. Tug A, which was allocated the role of stern tug, was a five-year old vessel that had been very recently delivered to the harbour fleet.
A tanker was berthed and discharging cargo when carbon shoot particles were observed on the sea side of the vessel. It was quickly identified that the shoot particles were coming from the overboard discharge of the Inert Gas Generator (IGG) scrubber.
The Ocean Project is a joint initiative between a number of mostly EU based organisations and training institutions with the overall aim of improving the safety of navigation. This is a EU funded project, and NI participation has been enabled through funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
The world’s targets for decarbonisation cannot be reached without a huge effort from the shipping community and the delivery of the 4th propulsion revolution, which, inter alia, involves making use of greener fuels.
The SDC sub-committee considers subjects related to ship design and construction, including subdivision and stability. The Sub-Committee also covers testing and approval of construction and materials, load lines, tonnage measurement, safety of fishing vessels and the carriage of industrial personnel.