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WINTER 2012

GREEN WAVE SHIPPING

A QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER FROM

NEWSLETTER  Dear Readers,

GREEN WAVE SHIPPING PTE. LTD.

WINTER IN KOREA

Welcome, to our Winter 2012 issue of GWS Newsletter. Please circulate the newsletter and encourage all staff to participate by sending us their articles and feedback on current issues.

Winter, the season of festivities and joy is also the start of the New Year when we all reflect on the year passing away and look forward to usher in the New Year with all the goodness, happiness and hope it brings.

Gurcharan Sachdeva

Winter in Croatia A place to relive your Cinderella like dreams. The sheer beauty and tranquillity can transform anyone into a world of dreams.

Mt Seorak National Park, also known as Snowy Crags Mountain is one of the most popular and visited Ski resort in Korea. The photo above shows Skiers taking the Skilift to the mountain famous for abundant snowfall in winter.

ANNUAL REDUCTION OF 31,344 MT CO2 EMISSION ACHIEVED BY SLOW STEAMING

IN THIS ISSUE – 02 MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR 02 GREEN WAVE – MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT 03 SAFETY MATTERS –ACCIDENTS, INCIDENTS, NEARMISS 09 SAFETY MATTERS – PSC / VETTING 10 TH

QUIZ TIME (DEADLINE 28

FEB 2013) 11

SAFETY MATTERS – BBS 12 SAFETY MATTERS - COMPANY CIRCULARS

DURING 4Q/2012, THE SLOW STEAMING INITIATIVE WAS TAKEN UP WITH RENEWED VIGOUR BY MR RYO SEKIGUCHI. THIS HAS RESULTED IN FLEET-WIDE SAVINGS OF 840 MT FUEL (AFTER ALLOWING FOR EXTRA STEAMING HOURS DUE TO SLOW STEAMING) AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, REDUCTION OF CO2 EMISSIONS OF ABOUT 2,612 M/T PER MONTH. AT GREEN WAVE SHIPPING, WE REMAIN COMMITED TO PRESERVING THE ENVIRONMENT AND THANK OUR TEAMS ONBOARD AND ASHORE FOR THEIR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THIS ACHIEVEMENT.

14 SAFETY MATTERS – CASE STUDY – COLLISIONS 19 OUR PAGE – SNOWMAN COMPETITION 20 OUR PAGE – OUR SPECIAL MOMENTS 23 GWS ORGANISATION CHART 24 SHORE STAFF PROFILE – WHO IS??? RYO SEKIGUCHI

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Our vision is to be a leader in Quality Shipmanagement with market reputation for Zero accidents, Zero spills and an Environment friendly approach Our Mission is to provide expertise in the fields of Ship management and Ship operations to our principal to enable them uphold their market dominance and reputation by focussing on -. Safety - Our priority is to ensure all shipboard operations are carried out in a safe and efficient manner. Our target is Zero Spills, Zero Accidents and Zero Environmental damage. Service – We maintain a team of dedicated staff and will constantly upgrade their technical capabilities to ensure excellent service to our principal. Satisfaction – By open and honest communication with all Industry stakeholders we aim to preserve our principal’s reputation and his assets

MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR 2012 continued to be another year full of economical uncertainties. As the year ended, we saw indicators of recovery from the Americas. The housing sector seemed to be picking up, the unemployment rate was down and President Obama was re-elected to the White House. Europe remained flat. The Asian subcontinent kept steaming ahead though a bit slower than the corresponding period last year. In shipping, all sectors continued to suffer. All eyes are now set on the New Year, when we are optimistic that shipping will start picking up. When it does, the Chemical Tankers will be the first to recover and we hope this is good news for us. At Green Wave Shipping, we continued our focus on Safety. Our BBS program and monitoring of Near Misses continued full steam ahead and we added on-line Knowledge Testing for all our sea-farers on our Website www.greenwave.com.sg. The response to this has been good as it helps us identify areas of weakness and upgrade our staff knowledge. We consider this a key issue to improve safety onboard. All this is only possible with good interaction between teams ashore and onboard, and, so far, the results of tests are encouraging. We thank you, our teams onboard and ashore for your continued engagement.

GURCHARAN SACHDEVA MANAGING DIRECTOR GREEN WAVE SHIPPING

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SAFETY MATTERS BBS Stop Cards / Accidents / Incidents / Near Misses – 4Q / 2012 BBS – Stop Cards

Our Behaviour Based Safety program continues to work well with all vessels actively participating in the STOP CARD system. A total of 10 Red and 149 Orange Stop Cards were issued during the quarter. ACCIDENTS

There were ZERO accidents reported during the fourth quarter 2012. INCIDENTS

ONE incident was reported during the quarter, which involved light injury to three deck hands venturing out on deck in heavy weather. .

RECORD OF STOP CARDS, ACCIDENTS, INCIDENTS AND NEAR-MISSES DURING 2012

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NEAR MISSES

Although we are pleased to receive over 175 Near Misses during the quarter, we are not at all happy to note that there were 12 reports of our staff without proper PPE. Although these were reported by colleagues and no injuries occurred, our question to all those noted without PPE is – Why do you play with your health? Your family awaits your safe return, that is a promise you made to your children, siblings or parents, so why, why, why? Remember, with life, there is no second chance. Injuries, when they occur, are painful so why not be protected and keep everyone happy! Please find a summary of near misses received.

Near Misses for Appearance z

Mess-room ashtrays not emptied regularly, Oily rag on engine room workshop bench, mop handles left on the floor and rags dropped in public toilet spaces etc. Near Misses for Cargo Operations

z z z z

Drain valve of cargo manifold was found open during preloading checks by Ch Officer. Plastic and shoe cover found inside cargo tank 1S on completion of cleaning. During pre-loading checks, Ch Officer found manifold jumping hose unsecured. Strong Chemical smell from Terminal delayed line-blowing by ship-staff. Near Misses for Documentation / Certification / Surveys

z z z z

High pressure alarm setting for PV Valves was incorrect in company SMS Manual. Company manual did not refer to elongation testing of cargo flexible hoses. New ECP did not include emergency procedures for RELEASE OF TOXIC GAS. New ECP does not include emergency procedures for DAMAGE STABILITY situation.

Near Misses in Communications category z z z z z z z z z

Miscommunication between Engine and deck dept regarding power requirements. During stations for unberthing, aft station did not respond timely due weak WT battery x2. Use of Tagalug (instead of English) by shipstaff on VHF during cargo operations. Delayed communication between ship and shore regarding gas testing tubes for nButanol. During cargo operations, AB on deck watch was found resting in accommodation. Framo used oil samples sent to wrong address for testing – delay could lead to damage. During shifting, Officer on poop deck did not notice fishing buoy near propeller. During sailing out, flexible hoses were being secured for sea, but wrong signal to crane operator resulted in damage to hose by crane hook. Delays during testing of ESD due weak batteries on WT with Engine department.

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Near Misses – General z z z

Unauthorised salesmen board vessel at Merak – could cause property theft. Gangway was found slack at berth in Belawan when it should be lifted when not in use. Bunker surveyor found not taking interest in checking barge soundings etc. Near Misses – Machinery

z z z

Cap on ballast tank sounding pipe was not secured and could be adrift in bad Wx. 110 V low insulation alarm traced to water ingress in controls of washing machine. SW leak in engine room and bilge alarm sounded. Leak identified and rectified x 3.

z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z

Ballast valve hydraulic pump failure repeated. Tech attendance unsatisfactory. Pumping arrangement not provided in case ballast pump room gets flooded. During weekly testing of Emergency Fire pump, cooling water hose found loose. No 2 P cargo pump connection found dripping from RPM gauge. Welding machine ground cable found damaged with exposed wires Arrangements incapable of regular testing of FO and DO tank level alarms. Hot water noted dripping near shaft generator suction side. Air purge valve found leaking at 4P cargo pump during benzene discharge. Sample locker flame arrestor found rusted and damaged. FO Settling tank level found low but no alarm – fault found in broken wires. While plugging in electric rod cutter – the machine started soonest powered. U Bolt angle bar holder corroded and ineffective to contain Freon Cylinders. Pirate Sensor junction box glass found broken by Ch Engr. E/R bilge high level alarm sounded but source not spotted due faulty lamps. OOW started ballast pump without confirming actual discharge / valve line-up. Low insulation on 440 V circuit found on Galley disposal unit.

Near Misses – Mooring Category

z

Crew letting go mooring line off the bit got jerked as the line was snapped tight.

z z z

Mooring gang was not standby for over 10’ as vessel came alongside at Vopak Sakra x 2. One AB left the winch running while laying out ropes – recipe for accident. At Pasir Gudang conflicting info about berthing side from Port Control and Pilot caused confusion and delay to Pilot ladder rigging. OS sent the heaving line ashore without waiting for prior approval from Master. Pilot ladder second rubber step damaged as tugboat fender hit the ladder. During berthing at Port Kelang, delay caused due to mooring line entangled with mooring boat’s propeller. Deck OS was standing on a bight of rope while sending lines to boat.

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Near Misses – Navigation

z

At sea, from Merak to Kerteh a close-up situation with an overtaking vessel was avoided by timely action by Master.

z z

Echo-sounder set to “DISP SURF” instead of “DISP KEEL” approaching Belawan. VHF Volume knob was found kept very low realized only when another ship flashed light as unable to contact over VHF. Navigation publication NP100 found not on bridge, traced to Mess-man having borrowed and not returned.

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Near Misses – Personnel

z z z z z z z z z z z z z

Step-up stand used for overhauling D/Generator Turbocharger was not sturdy x 2. Improper picking up and handling of 6” Y-piece manifold connector Not wearing proper PPE during routine works x 12 Use of unspecified chemical in unlabelled plastic bottle for general cleaning. Improper handling of garbage by mess man, mixing papers and plastics. Improper securing of ladder when working aloft. Bosun forgot to carry his personal oxygen meter during tank cleaning / inspection. Incorrect handling of provisions – swinging weights could cause injury. Incomplete handing over between incoming and outgoing 1st Engineers. OS found fishing in port without permissions or regard to port regulations. Goggles missing and fire water container empty near engine room grinder. Working aloft, crew found unsafe in case of rolling – work stopped by C/Off. Stores, pipes and galley equipment not secured for rough weather sea. Near Misses – Pollution

z z z z

Remote sounding cross checked with physical sounding and found out of synch. Duty Officer showed sluggish response during multi-parcel cargo operation One crew putting plastic garbage in bin for paper was stopped by another x 2. Scupper and drip pan plugs were found adrift prior bunkering x 2.

Near Misses – Safety z z z z z z z z z

Door to E/R, accommodation / water tight doors was found open / not properly secured during bad weather, tank cleaning operations or transit in pirate areas x 6 Gangway stanchion not properly secured came off in use causing slip. Crew going on deck in rough weather, risk of waves sweeping or injuring him x 3. Tripping hazard noted on stairways due unsecured edge strips. Shore staff trying to use mobile phone on ships deck during cargo ops. Bonding cable not properly connected between ship and shore during cargo ops. Boiler suits hanging in the engine room for drying. Cargo Surveyor collected samples of cargo and brought them inside accommodation. ID of visitors not properly checked during Superintendent’s visit onboard. Misses – Structure 6


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None reported during the quarter

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PSC / VETTINGS INSPECTIONS DURING 4Q 2012 There were 3 PSC Inspections during the quarter, all three resulted in NIL OBSERVATIONS. During the quarter we also had 6 Vetting Inspections resulting in an average of 4.2 observations per inspection and 2 CDI Inspections averaging 11.5 observations per inspection. The best Vetting performance was from WHITNEY with 3 Observations followed by YELENA with 4 Observations. For CDI, both ZOEY and KELSEY scored 11 and 12 Observations respectively. The observations were – 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35.

MLC certificate was not found onboard Advanced Chemical Tanker Safety endorsement not found for 3/O and Jr. 3/O onboard. No evidence available onboard that Deck and Engine Officers testing program. No evidence to confirm that stress and stability calculations made prior cargo commencement PMS did not include critical equipment such as M/E, A/E and Power pack alarms and shutdowns. Records for QC V/V testing indicated DO Serv Tank shutdown not tested since New-build. Earthling arrangements for Wilden pumps on deck were ineffective. Electrical Isolation permits were not available for meggar tests done during Sept 2012. Insufficient pressure on Emergency showers to enable both showers or shower and eye wash. Connector on N2 cylinder to activate CO2 cylinders for E/R FF was found hand tight only. Rest hours – time spent by crew for attending safety meetings was not recorded as work hours x2 ECDIS is used but records for last 24H kept – Previous passage plans not available for verification. Records were not available onboard for disposal of cooking oil. Aft store crane runner wire bulldog clips were not properly secured. Voluntary declaration of bilge tank now recorded under Code C in ORB 1 Unloading and stripping operations in CRB did not record list, trim and temperature. VMOS system inoperative last two weeks. Tech Suptd was onboard to rectify same. Values recorded for Radar performance monitoring was not as per Maker’s instructions. Wind speed indicator inoperative. Dispensation from Flag valid till 30/11/2012 x 2 Vessel discharging phenol, noted tank vacuum excess of 400kpa, valve manually actuated. Tank cleaning pump in ballast pump room found dripping with about 1 ltr. oil collected in container. Some errors noted in the details of Officers Matrix posted on the web x 2 Maxm permissible bollard pull on the Pilot card was incorrect and did not account SWL of bits/leads. Passage plan had small errors in depth of water at approaches (15m instead of 13.8m) A safety belt in port side store noted to be deteriorated – this was scrapped during inspection Tripping hazard in main stair way had not been identified. This is a transverse steel lip. Maxm deviation calculated by qualified adjuster was 0.5 deg E/W whereas ship recorded 7.9 deg E Compass bowl contained bubbles for steering and in spare magnetic compass. Venting capacity and loading rate per tank was posted in CCR but maxm loading rate homogenous cargo of 880 m3/hr was not prominently posted. Both side anchors were not able to fit snugly to enable locking bar when anchor was housed. One set of JRC-JHS 7 two way radio not giving squelch sound when tested. Stripping test duration of water test for each tank as per Marpol App IV Ann ll sec 3-3.3 was not included in P&A manual BNWAS alarm, back up power, reset switch condition test not included in pre sailing checks. ALDIS lamp emergency portable type battery not sighted onboard. Damage Assessment program not included in Class approved loading program.

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36. Bunker analysis report not sighted for bunkers taken 3 months before, luboil test recommendations for No 1 steering gear not followed. 37. Video training material found onboard but no program for officer to monitor continuous development in shipboard operations. 38. CO2 room light and vent was out of order, protection glass on grinder missing. 39. Work permit not found for pressure testing of Bunker line and cargo lines. 40. Fire Axes for FE sets were noted without high voltage insulation material. 41. No evidence of fixed foam analysis and test as per revised MSC 1 / Cir 1312 found onboard. 42. ORB part 1 for manual collection was not recorded on Code C 11.4 and no record of part lll Code A & B sighted. 43. Chief Officer crew familiarisation not completed since joining two months earlier. 44. Bunker Operation SSSC checklist items for repetitive checking not marked R with interval time. 45. PMS system record for running hours not as per actual. 46. Cylinder oil measuring tank was observed inhibited by wires – rectified after pointing out.

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QUIZ TIME CAN YOU CHECK AND LET US KNOW BY 28TH FEB 2013, HOW MANY TIMES THE FOLLOWING WORDS ARE FOUND IN THIS NEWSLETTER

1) GREEN WAVE 2) SAFETY 3) PPE

THE FIRST CORRECT ENTRY OPENED ON 1ST MARCH 2013 GETS AWARDED. (THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO OUR SEAFARERS AND THEIR FAMILIES ONLY). 10


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BEHAVIOUR BASED SAFETY – 4Q / 2012

Our BBS program has now been working for the last 9 months and the response from all our vessels has been good. Please find below some numbers showing the STOP CARDS issued during the quarter. There is continuous improvement over the previous quarters and once again we thank our shipstaff for the added efforts to make this program a success. Zoey and Oralia topped the list with more effort needed from Kelsey. Irene was handed over during the quarter.

The chart below shows weekly feedback from all vessels. The RED STOPCARD is given when the behaviour is AT-RISK and UNACCEPTABLE whereas the ORANGE STOPCARD indicates desirable behavioural improvements. In the same context, GREEN STOPCARD shows good efforts by staff concerned.

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COMPANY CIRCULARS AND BULLETINS COMPANY Circular No

Issue Date

TO

01-05/2012

1ST Qtr.

Vsl, Off

06-19/2012

2nd Qtr.

Vsl, Off

20 - 27/2012

3rd Qtr

Vsl, Off

28/2012

8/Oct/2012

29/2012 30/2012

10/Oct/2012 11/Oct/2012

31/2012

12/Oct/2012

32/2012

15/Oct/2012

T33/2012

25/Oct/2012

34/2012

29/Oct/2012

35/2012

31/Oct/2012

36/2012

31/Oct/2012

T37/2012

5/Nov/2012

38/2012

4/Dec/2012

39/2012

13/Dec/2012

40/2012

24/Dec/2012

Vsl Vsl Vsl  Vsl  Vsl  Vsl  Vsl  Vsl  Vsl  Vsl  Vsl  Vsl  Vsl 

Status

Subject List of Circulars in Force, Hot work procedures, Contractor familiarisation, Opening in cargo tanks during cargo operations, Navigation Audit, Wall Wash test procedure. Circulars for Bunker line testing, Precautions during Welding, VDR, Use of Lifting Appliances, Synthetic fiber ropes, Passage from Australia to Far East, Passage ASL, Petronas Observations, Navigation Audit Procedures, Tank cleaning Plan, Cargo Plan module, Revised forms, updated NOCP List Asbestos, Pilot transfer guide, ECA requirements and USCG checks, Near Miss reporting, ECDIS for Australian Ports, Ship Shore emergency drill, Fishery Farm claims in Korea and M/E failure due loss of starting air.

In-force

In-force

In-force

Revised Form F-S-0401

In-Force

NOCP List – Sept 30, 2012

In-Force

Revised Form F-S-0401

In-Force

Master’s review of SMS 2012

In-Force

Notice of intended prosecution

In-Force

Company Engine Room standing order.

In-Force

Beginning of the month reports

In-Force st

Revised Marpol Annex V – Garbage – enters into force 1 Jan 2013.

In-Force

Information sharing – BP Observation

In-Force

Bunker Over supply

In-Force

Revised Forms (F-S-0408 and F-S-0902)

In-Force

Revised Forms (Masters review)

In-Force

MEPC 18 Annex 10.

In-Force

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  COMPANY Bulletin No

Issue Date

TO

01-06/2012

1st Qtr.

Vsl, Off

07-09/2012

2nd Qtr.

Vsl. Off

10 - 21/2012

3rd Qtr

Vsl, Off

22/2012

2/Oct/2012

Vsl

23/2012

5/Oct/2012

Vsl

Asian Gypsy Moth precautions

24/2012

15/Oct/2012

Vsl

Monthly PSC deficiencies

25/2012

20/Nov/2012

Vsl

Minor contact damage when transiting Panama canal

26/2012

5/Dec/2012

Vsl

Panama Merchant marine Circular

27/2012

10/Dec/2012

Vsl

Monthly PSC deficiencies

TO

Subject Ship protection measures – High Risk Areas, Segumar Korea and Spore, CSR Application forms 1-3, CLC Cert.

PANAMA Circular No

Subject Maritime Security Info / Piracy Update, Monitoring of Cargo tank pressure, Use of ECDIS in Australia region, PSC Detention items, Navigation change in Kanmom Channel. Lifeboat Fatality, Accommodation ladder damage due surging, Picking Survivors at sea. Dispute of Cargoes, 2 tanks failing inspection at Zhangjiazhang, PSC deficiencies June 2012, ECDIS Anomalies, US ECA enforcement, PSC deficiencies 1st half 2012, PSC deficiency summary, Australian Fairways, CDI Inspection observations, Panama reporting format, Fishery Farm claims. Increased fines in Panama due non compliance with Visibility requirement

Status

In-force In-force

In-force

In-force In-force In-force In-force In-force In-force

Status In-force

238-241

1st Qtr.

VSL

242 - 248

2nd Qtr.

Vsl

249 - 253

3rd Qtr

Vsl, Off

ISSC, CSR, PMSC, Segumar satisfaction webpage, Authorized Security companies, Protective coatings in ballast tanks, MLC LRIT Compliance, Lifeboat release, MLC 2006, Stowaways prevention of access, MLC 2006, National Legislation status.

254

4th Qtr

Vsl, Off

MLC 2006

In-force

255

4th Qtr

Vsl, Off

MLC 2006 – Authorized Recognised Organisations

In-force

256

4th Qtr

Vsl, Off

Document of Compliance

In-force

257

4th Qtr

Vsl, Off

Implementation of EEDI

In-force

258

4th Qtr

Vsl, Off

Approved service providers for Lifeboats, Launching appliances and onload release gear.

In-force

259

4th Qtr

260

4th Qtr

261

4th Qtr

262 263 264

4th Qtr 4th Qtr  4th Qtr 

Vsl, Off Vsl, Off Vsl, Off

Annual Tax receipt Bunker Certificate cost Medical Certification Models and standards

Vsl, Off

MLC 2006 – Employment Agreements

Vsl, Off

MLC 2006 – Contact Points

Vsl, Off

MLC 2006 – On-board complaint procedures

In-force In-force

In-force In-force In-force In-force In-force In-force

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SAFETY MATTERS – CASE STUDY COLLISIONS – HOW TO AVOID THEM

COURTESY – NORTH OF ENGLAND PANDI ASSOCIATION (NEPIA) UK

CAPT. ALAM

We recently did a case study using material courtesy of North of England PandI Club. Six cases, mentioned below were sent to our ships for their collective feedback. CASE STUDY NO 1 – WHO STARTED THIS? SCENARIO Your vessel is rounding a headland and approaching a waypoint for alteration to Port. A cargo ship is approaching the headland from the other direction. The ships are in position 1. The cargo ship sees your port aspect and alters course to Starboard as the ‘give-way’ vessel. You are unaware of the alteration and so you alter course to the port to follow your passage plan. You want to keep to your passage plan. The ships are now in position 2. QUESTIONS 1. What action would you have taken at position 1? 2. What action should you now take, at position 2?

CASE STUDY NO. 2 – IS IT A GOOD TIME TO TALK? SCENARIO You are the watch keeper on a bulk carrier heading north-east at 8 knots. On your port bow at 5 nautical miles is a container ship making a speed of 18.5 kts on a course to pass 0.3 nautical miles ahead. You believe this closest point of approach (CPA) is too close. At 3 miles apart you call the container ship on VHF to ask its intentions. The watch keeper says he will pass ahead but you ask him to alter course to starboard to pass astern. Two minutes later you call again and insist the container ship alters course to starboard. The watch keeper on container ship changes his mind and begins to alter course to starboard. Two minutes later the ships collide. QUESTIONS 1. What caused the collision? 2. What was a safe CPA? 3. Did the VHF conversation improve the situation?

COLLISIONS – HOW TO AVOID THEM

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CASE STUDY NO 3 – WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? SCENARIO In the open water a bulk carrier and a container ship were closing at full sea speed. The bulk carrier was steering northwest at 16 knots and the container ship was steering southeast at 24 knots. The closest point of approach (CPA) was 0.45 nautical miles, green to green. This is position 1. At 4.5 nautical miles apart the container ship altered 6 deg to Starboard. Shortly afterwards the bulk carrier altered 5 deg to Port. This is position 2. At 2.3 nautical miles the container ship altered 5 deg to Starboard and the bulk carrier altered 10 deg to Port. This is position 3. Just before collision the container ship altered 18 deg to Starboard and the bulk carrier altered 55 deg to Port. This is position 4. QUESTIONS 1. What were the faults of each ship? 2. What should each ship have done? 3. By what percentage was each ship responsible for the collision?

CASE STUDY NO 4 – WATCH OUT ASTERN SCENARIO You are the watch keeper on a general cargo ship, steering west at 12 knots. Your radar display is off-set to show 9 nm ahead and 3 nm astern and you are keeping a close watch on a group of fishing vessels on your starboard side. You never see a reefer ship overtaking from your port quarter with a closest point of approach (CPA) of 0.5 nm on your port side. You alter course to port to increase your CPA from the fishing vessels. The reefer ship does not notice your alteration until too late and the vessels collide. QUESTIONS 1. Which is the stand-on vessel? 2. What should the stand-on vessel have done? 3. Would your answers be different if the incident occurred within a traffic separation scheme?

CASE STUDY NO 5 – TO CROSS OR NOT TO CROSS? SCENARIO You are the watch keeper on a coastal tanker navigating the north-east lane of a traffic operation scheme. You need to alter course to port to cross the traffic separation scheme. A ‘trial maneuver’ on ARPA indicates you will pass 1 nm ahead of a container ship navigating in the south-west lane at 23 knots. Because of the adverse tide you make the alteration a bit later than expected. You do not recheck the approaching container ship and a few minutes later you are surprised to see it close on your starboard side. QUESTIONS 1. Did anyone do anything wrong? 2. What do you do now? 3. What should the container ship do now?

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COLLISIONS – HOW TO AVOID THEM We received good responses from all the ships and it was difficult for us to decide, but, our panel finally chose the winners - Zoey, Kelsey and Justine, in that order.

THE NAVIGATORS FROM ZOEY WERE CHOSEN WINNERS OF CASE STUDY 4Q/2012 – COLLISIONS

THE NAVIGATORS FROM KELSEY AND JUSTINE WERE CLOSE BEHIND IN CASE STUDY 4Q/2012 – COLLISIONS

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CASE STUDY NO 6 – FISHING? SCENARIO You are the watch keeper on a cargo ship following a busy south-west lane of a traffic separation scheme. On your Port bow, some miles ahead, a fishing vessel is crossing the traffic separation scheme on a 90 deg track. It is proceeding very slowly and showing the shapes and lights of a trawler. QUESTIONS 1. Is the fishing vessel complying with COLREG? 2. Who has the right of the way? 3. What should you do? 4. What should the fishing vessel do?

The case studies have been reproduced in our Newsletter courtesy of North of England PandI Association (NEPIA). The newsletter is circulated to our Sea farers and Manning agencies for pre-joining discussions and briefing prior embarkation onboard. The full case study and the responses have been posted on our website www.greenwave.com.sg

COLLISIONS – HOW TO AVOID THEM - ANSWERS The answers are based on the case studies provided. However, there may be some discrepancies as CPA, TCPA, time lines etc were not available accurately. The response mentioned below is how we interpret it. Please study these and let us know where we may be incorrect. Ref rule no 10, please note following clarifications: A vessel engaged in fishing shall not impede the passage of any vessel following a traffic lane. The word “shall not impede” means required an early action by fishing vessel. However, if the risk of collision exist in TSS a power driven vessel will keep clear of fishing vessel as all other rules apply here. Beware of fishing vessel as they are allowed to fish in TSS lanes.

CASE STUDY 01. 1. Maintain course and speed; monitor the cargo ship; avoid altering to crossing situation as own ship is stand on vessel. 2. Putting helm to hard starboard. Take all way off by stopping or slowing down.

CASE STUDY 02. 1. This is crossing situation. The give way vessel (container ship) failed to take early and substantial action to keep well clear. The stand-on vessel (the bulk carrier) failed to take such action as required to be best to avoid collision. Instead of following the ROR both vessels were trying to communicate and establish an unnecessary avoiding action which failed at the end. 2. The safe CPA depends on the situation (traffic concentration, characteristic of the vessel, weather, visibility etc) and position of the vessel (deep sea, open water, port area etc). However, looks like it is open sea scenario and 0.3 cannot be the safe CPA. In the crossing situation the give way vessel should avoid crossing ahead of the other vessel. 3. The VHF conversation did not improve the situation and VHF is not recommended to use for collision avoidance purpose.

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CASE STUDY 03. 1. The bulk carrier seems failed to evaluate the situation even and alter course to port which is contrary action in head on situation. In the head on situation both vessels failed to take early and substantial actions. In the open water the 0.45 mile CPA is not acceptable. 2. Large alteration of course to starboard in early and ample time as required by ROR- Container vessel. The bulk carrier took wrong action by altering course to port in a head on situation. 3. The blame will be shared by both vessels. This is very difficult to calculate by normal seafaring experience as arbitrators may settle this in the court.

CASE STUDY 04.   1. Your vessel is stand-on vessel. 2. Maintain proper look out by all means, avoid altering course towards overtaking vessel such contribute to create another close quarter situation. Your vessel could take all way off by slowing down in early & ample time to avoid the fishing vessels and colliding with over taking vessel. 3. The answer would be the same as no 2 above.

CASE STUDY 05. 1. Crossing the vessel without exact evaluating of the scenario (CPA, TCPA by trial manoeuvring etc) is incorrect. As far as possible avoid crossing ahead of other vessel; 2. Alter course to hard starboard followed by reducing speed to allow the container vessel to pass clear. 3. The container vessel may alter course to starboard as long as sea room permits.

CASE STUDY 06. 1. A vessel engaged in fishing shall not impede the passage of any vessel following a traffic lane. 2. The cargo vessel has got right of way over fishing the vessel in this situation. 3. Evaluate the CPA, TCPA and alter the course to starboard as required as per as sea room allowed. Slow down or stop to let the fishing vessel pass clear. 4. The fishing vessel may stop to allow the power driven vessels to pass clear.

 

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We requested our vessels to send in their Snowman photos. The photos below show some of the better entries received.

Snow in Niigata – 1st Place - Winner Mr Daichi Hatanaka

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ORALIA SNOWMEN – 3 Place - C/CK Mario L Lopez and M/Man Bryan M Tolentino

KELSEY SNOWTEAM - 2 Javier, 3/O :Angelo B., Ambid Marvic T. Ojales

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Place - Team Members - D/C: Edward A.

BSN: Roy T. Morin, C/CK: Jojo A. Carig, M/man: Khristian

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“ OUR SPECIAL MOMENTS”      Family Holiday at Singapore        

   

New Year Celibration 2012          

Family Reunion 2012                    

       IN THE STILLNESS OF NIGHT AT SEA, WE ASK THE MOST PROFOUND QUESTION IN LIFE.         IN THE LIGHT OF DAYBREAK, WE SHALL FIND THE ANSWER.         IN THE MEANTIME, LET ALL OUR TEARS DISAPPER.         WHENEVER WE SPEND A HAPPY MOMENT WITH  “ A FAMILY”.  CAPT.DIONISIO G.GATOTEO / MASTER MT PHOEBE  

This photo was taken during our Valentine’s  Day  celebration  at  the  Maritime  Academy  of  Asia  and  the  Pacific  (MAAP),  I  consider  this special because this is the few moments  that we’ve been together since I started my  career  as  a  seafarer,  I  am  going  to  marry  her when I become an officer.     Greenwave  Shipping  is  very  special  to  me  because  of  them  I  fulfilled  my  dream  of  becoming a seafarer and I foresee my bright  future  if  I  stay  in  this  company  until  I  become Captain. 

Zoey - D/Cdt. David C. Aquino and his girlfriend Carl Marie    

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“ OUR SPECIAL MOMENTS” This photo was taken during my vacation, every  moment that I’ve been together with my family is  very special to me as we all know this is our life as a  seafarer,  but then  I’m still doing my very best to  express my love to my family even  if I am far away  from home.   Greenwave Shipping is very special to me because of  their efforts in getting close with all crewmembers  on board. 

Zoey - Oiler Eduardo V. Ragas and his wife Myrna    

In the picture was me, Charlimen Bayhon and my daughter Noreen having a  bonding time during her bath, i personally take care with my kids when I’m  on my vacation time with my family, through this I can show them how much  I love my family.  I was new with Koyo Kaiun Co/Green Wave Shipping as Sea Staff, I will do my  best towards my job to help attain Company Objectives through this I’m  helping myself and support my family needs for a better future. 

KELSEY - 2/Off Charlimen S. Bayhon

In the picture was me, Charlimen Bayhon  and my wife Mince, Daughter Noreen and  Aeisha during her baptismal 

KELSEY - 2/Off Charlimen S. Bayhon

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“ OUR SPECIAL MOMENTS”

Top photo – Capt Brajac Marijan Capt Brajac Marijan, who is considered one of our finest Masters, recently completed his 50 years at Sea, including 27 years in command. The Senior Management at KKT join me in wishing Capt Brajac the very best. Top right – Mrs Brajac with her three grandchildren.

Centre photo – Company trip

KKA team members joined GWS staff for an outing to Desaru, Malaysia, where we visited an Ostrich farm, Organic farming and a boat trip to see the glow-worms along the Desaru river.

Left photo – Half Century

Mr Shamim Siddiqui celebrated his 50th birthday recently.

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WHO IS ???????

RYO SEKIGUCHI

Born & raised in Tokyo, Japan- Ryo Sekiguchi, General Manager of Operations Green Wave shipping Pte Ltd, embarked to carry on the tradition of the Sekiguchi Family! Inspired by the constant conversations between grandfather –Mr. Hiroshi Sekiguchi (Chairman of KKT), Father – Mr. Fujio Sekiguchi (President) & UncleMr. Kanji Sekiguchi (MD) on Shipping Business, Ryo was swept into the currents of shipping world naturally. Despite an impressive family background, Ryo grew up just like any other kid from Tokyo, but, always aware of his destiny in shipping. Finishing his initial schooling from Seijo Gakuen School, Tokyo, he entered University of San Diego and later transferred to The University of Washington. Already an All Japan Junior High School Champion in 2001, he continued with his passion for Tennis in USA, and was ranked 242 in Junior World ranking. In College he was named Freshman of the Year of West Coast Conference in 2006. His stay in San Diego coincided with the delivery of our new build which was appropriately names “Torero” after the University of San Diego University mascot Torero. Returning from USA, Ryo entered the shipping industry with Sanko Lines, Tokyo, where he engaged himself for the next two years with Operations of Panamax and Cape size vessels. Following this, Ryo spent the next six months in KKT Japan familiarizing with various aspects like voyage planning and new building etc. He relocated to Singapore to be directly involved with the operations and is presently bridging the gap between Technical and Commercial management of Owned tonnage. He shows a lot of enthusiasm and is never afraid to put in the extra hours needed to achieve results. During his brief stay here, he has played a very important role in monitoring slow steaming of our ships, his efforts have resulted in fuel savings as well as reduction of CO2 emissions by over 2,600 M/T per month. Ryo is always driven by his parent’s advice –

“Give the best in whatever you do!”

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