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 CHIRP - Maritime Safety Feedback issue 56
Added: 02 Sep 2019
CHIRP Maritime is pleased to announce the latest edition of Maritime Feedback 56.
This edition includes reports on:

Fatigue and Hours of Rest

Positive engagement with DPA’s

MARPOL violations

Working at height

COLREG issues

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 Government pledges £30 million to bolster ports for Brexit
Added: 02 Sep 2019
The Government has announced that funding will be available to ensure that trade continues to flow smoothly at UK ports after 31 October 2019.

The country’s ports will continue to thrive after Brexit thanks to £30 million of investment from the government, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced today (30 August 2019).

The Department for Transport is today calling on ports across England to bid for a share of £10 million, as part of the Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition, to help deliver upgrades which will enhance capacity and maintain trade flow.
On top of this, the government is providing £5 million to 4 key Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) - made up of emergency responders, councils and other public services - in areas with key freight ports. This will help them build infrastructure improvements to minimise any potential traffic disruption at the border.
A further £15 million will go towards longer-term projects to boost road and rail links to ports and ensure more freight can get where it needs to be faster.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:
We are leaving the EU on 31 October and we will be prepared whatever the circumstances.
As the UK continues to develop as an outward-facing global trading nation ready for a post-Brexit world, the resilience of our trading hubs is more critical than ever before.
This £30 million investment supports our ports in their work to boost capacity and efficiency, ensuring they’re ready for Brexit and a successful future.
The funding comes as part of the government’s £2.1 billion investment to step-up the country’s preparations for leaving the EU.
The PIRC competition will be open until 6 September, after which successful bidders will be given up to £1 million each to deliver infrastructure improvements.
For example, this may include providing more HGV parking and container storage space or developing traffic systems to ensure the free flow of cars and lorries.
The £5 million for key LRFs is targeted specifically at delivering infrastructure improvements to manage road traffic around maritime ports with important trade routes with the EU.
It comes a week after the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government announced a separate £9 million scheme for local councils and LRFs to support their overall planning for Brexit in local areas and major air, land or sea ports.

This funding could include supporting the hiring of additional staff or implementing regional communications campaigns.
The Department for Transport continues to prepare for all circumstances after 31 October and has been implementing a multi-channel information campaign to ensure hauliers have the documents they need to carry goods into the EU.
 
 Port and domestic waterborne freight statistics
Added: 22 Aug 2019
Please find attached Data about the international and domestic movement of freight by Sea into UK ports, produced by Department for Transport
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 MCA Managing Beach Safety
Added: 16 Aug 2019

The UK’s beaches are special places, known around the world for their beauty and attracting millions of people every year.
They create lifelong cherished memories for those who visit, and are vital to the economies of both local communities and the country as a whole; they generate millions through tourism, and attract new residents who are seeking a better work-life balance, contributing directly to the survival of our seaside towns and resorts.
This guide from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency is for managing beach safety it has been created to assist coastal Local Authorities and others who are in effective control of the beach areas, to help keep people safe by assessing the risks and preventing incidents.
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 MAIB Accident Investigation Report 11/2019
Added: 05 Aug 2019
The MAIB have released their report regarding the grounding of the Russian bilk Carrier ’Kuzma Minin’ in Falmouth Bay.

Summary
Kuzma Minin grounded after dragging its anchor in Falmouth Bay, England and was successfully refloated on the next high water.
Damage included shell plate deformation and breached tanks. The vessel dragged its anchor in strong winds. Although the movement towards the shore was quickly detected by the bridge watchkeeper, the actions taken to proceed to sea were interrupted by the anchor becoming fouled by a discarded length of anchor chain.
As focus was turned to clearing the anchor, Kuzma Minin was blown towards the shore at a speed of over 2 knots.
Falmouth’s harbourmaster used local resources to refloat the vessel, but concerns over Kuzma Minin’s lack of P&I insurance cover, and its owner’s lack of co-operation in appointing a salvor, caused unexpected pressures.

Safety lessons
the financial situation of the Murmansk Shipping Company meant that Kuzma Minin’s master was unable to replenish bunkers and lube oil which influenced his decision to remain at anchor on a lee shore when strong winds were forecast.
Kuzma Minin’s lack of P&I insurance led to concerns over responsibility for salvage payment which hindered the appointment of experts and the ability to secure the services of an additional tug that was on passage nearby.

Recommendation
JSC Murmansk Shipping Company is recommended (2019/117) to take steps to ensure that its vessels are adequately resourced to operate safely and in accordance with international conventions, taking into account the potential consequences of vessels having insufficient fuel and oils, and the statutory requirement to maintain P&I insurance.

Published 1 August 2019
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 MCA Annual Report & Accounts 2018-2019
Added: 30 Jul 2019
The MCA have published their annual report and accounts for the 2018-2019.

Please find the attached report for full details.
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 MCA Annual Report & Accounts 2018-2019
Added: 30 Jul 2019
The MCA have published their annual report and accounts for the 2018-2019.

Please find the attached report for full details.
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 MCA -UK Search and Rescue Helicopters Post-Implementation Review
Added: 24 Jul 2019
MCA-UK Search and Rescue Helicopters Post-Implementation Review

This is the independently produced post-implementation review of the UK search and rescue helicopter service. The service has been in place since 2015 and in that time, has been responsible for the rescue of thousands of lives.

The UK Search and Rescue Helicopter (UKSARH) implementation represented a complex transformation of the UK’s aviation-based Search and Rescue (SAR) capability, introducing a number of major changes in the way the service was provided. QinetiQ conducted a comprehensive Post-Implementation Review (PIR) on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) to assess the effectiveness and performance of the transition to, and delivery of, the current UKSARH contract.
Please view the attached report for full details.

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 MCA -UK Search and Rescue Helicopters Post-Implementation Review
Added: 24 Jul 2019
MCA-UK Search and Rescue Helicopters Post-Implementation Review

This is the independently produced post-implementation review of the UK search and rescue helicopter service. The service has been in place since 2015 and in that time, has been responsible for the rescue of thousands of lives.

The UK Search and Rescue Helicopter (UKSARH) implementation represented a complex transformation of the UK’s aviation-based Search and Rescue (SAR) capability, introducing a number of major changes in the way the service was provided. QinetiQ conducted a comprehensive Post-Implementation Review (PIR) on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) to assess the effectiveness and performance of the transition to, and delivery of, the current UKSARH contract.
Please view the attached report for full details.

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 MCA -UK Search and Rescue Helicopters Post-Implementation Review
Added: 24 Jul 2019
MCA-UK Search and Rescue Helicopters Post-Implementation Review

This is the independently produced post-implementation review of the UK search and rescue helicopter service. The service has been in place since 2015 and in that time, has been responsible for the rescue of thousands of lives.

The UK Search and Rescue Helicopter (UKSARH) implementation represented a complex transformation of the UK’s aviation-based Search and Rescue (SAR) capability, introducing a number of major changes in the way the service was provided. QinetiQ conducted a comprehensive Post-Implementation Review (PIR) on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) to assess the effectiveness and performance of the transition to, and delivery of, the current UKSARH contract.
Please view the attached report for full details.

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 MCA -UK Search and Rescue Helicopters Post-Implementation Review
Added: 24 Jul 2019
MCA-UK Search and Rescue Helicopters Post-Implementation Review

This is the independently produced post-implementation review of the UK search and rescue helicopter service. The service has been in place since 2015 and in that time, has been responsible for the rescue of thousands of lives.

The UK Search and Rescue Helicopter (UKSARH) implementation represented a complex transformation of the UK’s aviation-based Search and Rescue (SAR) capability, introducing a number of major changes in the way the service was provided. QinetiQ conducted a comprehensive Post-Implementation Review (PIR) on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) to assess the effectiveness and performance of the transition to, and delivery of, the current UKSARH contract.
Please view the attached report for full details.

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 DfT Annual Maritime Report 2018 /2019
Added: 23 Jul 2019
The Department for Transport has published its Maritime Annual Report for 2018-2019.

The report highlights what the Department has achieved over the last 12 months and ambitions for the forthcoming year. The ports parts relate to English ports although the wider themes are UK-wide.

The launch and implementation of Maritime 2050 was, unsurprisingly, the primary focus as the Government’s main vehicle for maritime policy. The seven themes within it (the UK’s competitive advantage, environment, infrastructure, people, security, technology, and trade) are all covered. Three of those themes (trade, technology, and the environment) have published route maps this year.

Please read the full report for more detail & information.
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MAIB - Tiger One report publishedMAIB - Tiger One report published
Added: 18 Jul 2019
The MAIB report on the collision between the RIB Tiger One and a mooring buoy on the River Thames on 17 January 2019, resulting in minor injuries to both passengers and crew, and severe damage to the RIB, is now published.

Summary
The commercially operated rigid inflatable boat (RIB) Tiger One hit a mooring buoy on the River Thames in London, England, at a speed of about 26 knots in darkness. Two passengers and the boat’s two crew were taken to hospital with minor injuries. Tiger One was severely damaged.

The skipper and his lookout did not see the mooring buoy in time to take avoiding action.
The buoy’s light might have been difficult to see against the back scatter of shore lights and might also have been obscured to some degree by birds.
The crew had limited experience of operating in the area during the hours of darkness.
The skipper was navigating solely by eye and had either thought that Tiger One was closer to the centre of the navigable channel, or had forgotten that the buoy was there.

Safety lessons;
operating small passenger carrying open deck craft at high-speed on the river in darkness -the visibility of buoy lights.
The benefits of robust RIB construction, seating design.
The use of kill cords.

Recommendations;
In view of actions taken by Tiger One’s owner, the Royal Yachting Association and the Port of London Authority, no recommendations have been made.

Published 18 July 2019

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5d2dcbece5274a14e9f6bbc9/2019_-_10_-_Tiger_One.pdf

 
 MAIB Annual Report 2018 published
Added: 17 Jul 2019
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch have published their annual report, which highlights the work of the branch during 2018 and includes:

a report from the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents
an overview of accidents reported
a summary of investigations started
details of investigation reports published
responses to recommendations issued
marine accident statistics
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/817106/2019-

AnnualReport2018.pdf
Read MAIB Annual Report 2018
 

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2/09 CHIRP - Maritime Safety Feedback issue 56
2/09 Government pledges £30 million to bolster ports for Brexit
22/08 Port and domestic waterborne freight statistics
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MAIB Reports
Report 18/2018. Dragging anchor and subsequent collisions by general cargo vessel Celtic Spirit
Report16/2018: Unintentional release of carbon dioxide from fixed fire-extinguishing systems on ro-ro vessels Eddystone and Red Eagle
Report 3/2018, Safety warning about keel failures on sailing yachts
Report 14/2018: Catastrophic engine failure and fire on board ro-ro passenger ferry
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