The Dutch court unfortunately refrained from immediately ordering a shipowner and manning agents to comply with the Non-Seafarers’ Work Clause, also known as the Dockers’ Clause.
Container ship UNI FLORIDA is now involved in yet another incident of containers toppling off the stern of the vessel as it was on its voyage from Saudi Arabia, arriving at Jebel Ali.
The ship will leave the Port of Brisbane this evening without cargo and with a new Master. AMSA inspectors attended APL England and were satisfied that the ship was fit to sail to China to undertake repairs.
The offences relate to pollution and/or damage of the Australian marine environment as a result of poor cargo loading.
A crew member while removing outermost long lashing rod in preparation for discharge once berthed went overboard after losing balance. He was never found and was presumed drowned.
Sea cargo container lashing or to secure container on ship’s deck with equipments like turnbuckle & twist lock is a high risk cargo handling job in liner trade.
Cargo securing through lashing and other methods is an important aspect of cargo stowage on container ships. Find out about the basics of container lashing in the article.
Lloyd’s Register’s powerful free guide – A Master’s Guide to Container Securing provides vital information on container security systems and the causes of lashing failures. It also offers advice as to how to minimize losses on container ships.
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