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Shanghai MSA launches concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on propulsion and auxiliary machinery

Following a collision in deep water fairway of Changjiangkou (CJK) off Shanghai in December 2020, Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has issued a notice, urging ships to ensure that propulsion and auxiliary machinery are in good order prior to departure from

Beware of fishing vessels in Chinese waters

Gard’s correspondent in China, Huatai Insurance Agency and Consultant Service Ltd., recently published a circular warning of an increase in fishing traffic in the Bohai Sea, the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea, and the waters north of 12°N of South

Proper handling of internal transfer of bunker and bulk oils

This advisory focuses on prevention of any untoward incident during internal transfer of bunker or bulk oils onboard. During bunkering operation, the bunker fuel is loaded into the fuel storage tanks fitted with heating coils and, when the fuel is ready