|The National Association of Marine Surveyors,
The NAMSGlobal eNews
12 April 2010
Greetings Website Visitor
NAMSGlobal National Office
William C. Hansen, President
This will be my final Presidents Message for
As I just stated,
The next conference will be held in
I look forward to seeing all at the upcoming conference.
William C Hansen, NAMS-CMS, National President
NAMS Applicants, New Members, Changes In Status & Committee Assignments
April 25 27, 2010,
NAMSGlobal 48th Annual National Marine Conference
East. Conference theme: In Pursuit of Excellence. Conference Chair,
April 28 and 29, 2010,
ACIs 4th Maritime Risk Management Conference in
For information or to register simply contact:
Marisa Magtultol Telephone: +44 (0)20 7981 2503 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
May, 17-19, 2010,
The 2010 Clean Atlantic conference. The three-day conference will focus on environmental and wildlife issues, and a significant portion of the panel discussions will be focused on the upcoming Salvage & Firefighting regulations. More information will be posted at the website: http://www.cleanatlantic.org
May 19-20, 2010
Tampa Bay Mariners Club Marine Industry Seminar
Topics include: Marine Investigations & Fraud, How to Make (or Lose) Millions in the Marine Insurance Business, The Unauthorized Export of Boats and What You Need to Know About Yachts as Ocean Cargo. For details and application go to www.tbmcinc.org and click on Forms & Downloads.
September 5 7, 2010,
NAMSGlobal 42nd Annual National Marine Conference West: Conference Chair, Lorne
Gould, and NAMS-CMS. Location: Radisson Hotel Fishermans Wharf,
The stunning theft of up to $75 million worth of pharmaceuticals from an Eli Lilly warehouse this month has other companies wondering: Could it happen to us? Most cargo thefts are from trucks or containers in transit. Warehouse burglaries accounted for only 36 of the thefts FreightWatch reported last year. Some security consultants say this has made many companies complacent about warehouse risks. If you were to poll 1,000 companies that hadnt read about the Eli Lilly break-in and asked them if their company was adequately protected, probably 90 to 95 percent of the respondents would say yes. If we were to do a vulnerability and risk assessment of their facilities, those numbers probably would be reversed. Criminal rings that pull off multimillion-dollar thefts like the one at Lillys warehouse are professionals, security consultants say. Gangs often spend months casing warehouses. They follow trucks, note routines of guards and other personnel, and try to plant accomplices as employees so they can provide details useful to thieves. Prevention requires layered security systems that start with careful hiring, require adherence to procedures and include customized detection and alarm technology with backup systems, experts say. (The Journal of Commerce, 3/29/2010.) Courtesy AIMU Weekly Bulletin.
The latest Trade and Transport Bulletin issued by the firm of DLA Phillips Fox and penned by Andrew Tulloch reviews the defence of inherent vice by insurers in the light of the decision the English Court of Appeal reversing the judge of first instance in a judgment handed down on 17 December 2009 in Global Process Systems Inc & Anor v Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad ( EWHC 367 (Comm).
The case concerned the
loss at sea off
Tullock concludes the decision supports a narrowing of the availability of the inherent vice defence for underwriters. In addition, it would seem that if underwriters are to rely on an inherent vice defence in the future they will have to produce expert evidence on actual and usual weather conditions encountered on a particular voyage. However in this difficult area of law the decision is still one that is not easily analysed or applied to other fact situations.
Read the note in full at:- http://www.dlaphillipsfox.com/content/upload/files/T&T_Bulletin_DPF2017_17.03.10_U.pdf
Courtesy Maritime Advocate Online a weekly digest of news and views on the maritime industries, with particular reference to dispute resolution. To contact the editor Bevis Marks, send an e-mail to: email@example.com
When shuttle astronauts flew to the International Space Station last year, they
attached an Automatic Identification System antenna to the
By regulation of the International Maritime Organization, some 60,000 to 80,000 international vessels must carry AIS mainly ships over 300 gross tons, passenger vessels and, in the United States, commercial vessels over 65 feet and many of the higher-powered towing vessels over 26 feet. Its a good way for people who have stuff on ships to know where the ships are on a real-time basis. For instance, an oil company can route and schedule its tankers for off-loading based on where they are and how many ships are lined up at the docks information it can get from AIS. The Coast Guard uses satellite-based AIS to look for water-borne terrorists and other involved in criminal activity. The bad guys arent going to be broadcasting on AIS. But if someone is supposed to be broadcasting on AIS and theyre not, theres a very high probability theyre engaged in illicit activity.
AIS can be used to enforce anti-piracy rules for ships traversing the
English should be enforced as the common language for all communications between ships and shore in European Union waters, Euro-MPs say. A European Parliament response to a proposed new EU directive on ship-shore reporting argues that the use of a single language would benefit maritime transport, reducing confusion and cutting administrative delays.
Presenting the report, Belgian MEP Dirk Sterckx said shipping should follow the aviation industry and the IMO's SOLAS Convention by requiring the universal use of English as the working language at sea. At present, he said, national language requirements can often prove to be an obstacle to the development of the European coastal shipping network.
The MEPs also called for a common EU regulatory framework for granting pilotage exemption certificates. 'Member states too often use protectionist arguments to justify their decisions on the granting of pilotage exemption certificates,' their report argued. 'This distorts the internal market and is therefore unacceptable.'
The European Parliament says the directive should ensure that member states apply 'common conditions which are relevant, transparent and proportional' when determining PEC applications. Courtesy Maritime Advocate Online a weekly digest of news and views on the maritime industries, with particular reference to dispute resolution. To contact the editor Bevis Marks, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Masters of older and 'high-risk' vessels face an increased chance of being inspected in European ports from next January. New port state control rules taking effect from 1 January 2011 will target passenger vessels and oil, gas and chemical tankers older than 12 years for expanded checks.
The operator, agent or master of such vessels will be obliged to inform national maritime authorities at least 72 hours before a ship's ETA, or before it leaves the previous port or anchorage if the voyage is expected to take less than 72 hours. The Paris Memorandum of Understanding has also amended its port state control rules to ensure that a ship's flag state, its classification society and its operator's inspection record will be taken into account in determining its risk profile.
The new rules have been drawn up in a move to provide incentives for quality operators with less-frequent inspections, while making life harder for substandard operators. (With thanks to the NAUTILUS Telegraph) Courtesy FLASHLIGHT, a free monthly e-newsletter circulated to more than 5,000 people involved in marine surveying around the world. It is circulated to anybody who wishes to receive a copy. It is a collation of articles relevant to our profession taken from various publications together with contributions from readers. Letters, opinions and articles relating to our profession are welcomed for the newsletter. email@example.com
Jim McCrory, NAMS-CMS
The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology (an education affiliate of the American Boat & Yacht Council) is running a four-part series of articles by Rob Mazza regarding cores in vessels constructed of frp. Part 3, which has just been published in the March 2010 issue, discusses proper core installation and the ramification of improper installation. http://www.westlawn.edu/news/index.asp#Newsletter We also note that the link gives access to a wealth of technical references and educational opportunities.
A Rivermans Lexicon, In Lehmans Terms by Capt. Charles F.
Lehman. Capt. Lehman has recently published this extensive collection of marine
terminology from the point of view of the Western Rivers of the
The introduction reads in part Rivermen of the
Did you know that on the Western Rivers a yawl is a small, open boat, 14 to 16 long, propelled by oars or small outboard engine? Or that a verge is the aftermost mast on a steamboat? Or that a wicket, a horse and a needle can dam a river?
This 500-plus page hardcover tome can be ordered direct from the author for
$29.95 plus $5 shipping and handling: Capt. Charles F. Lehman,
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