The publication Winter Navigation on the River and Gulf of St. Lawrence - Practical Notebook for Marine Engineers and Deck Officers is a complement to Ice Navigation in Canadian Waters and is intended for use by ship owners, operators, charterers, agents and ships’ officers who seek practical information on hazards which may be encountered when transiting eastern Canadian ice covered waters and in the St. Lawrence River. The publication provides advice for mariners who may be exposed to ice, freezing spray, slush ice and cold temperatures as well as the effects on machinery spaces, sea inlet boxes, deck equipment, lifesaving appliances, living quarters, the navigation bridge, cargo hold and ballast operations. Trouble shooting Knowledge of some of the recurring problems which are often experienced during Winter navigation in the Gulf of St. Lawrence together with some useful advice, will help avoid costly delays: Sea suctions become blocked with ice; vessels should be able to switch to internal cooling system and have ability to clear choked sea chests. Insufficient heating in crew accommodations and navigatio...
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Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.
The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
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