COS Weekly Newsletter
Following a formal risk assessment initiated in fall 2017, Transport Canada is now taking steps to develop an action plan to address non-compliant, undeclared or misdeclared dangerous goods in the marine mode. Working with its federal partners, such as Canada Border Services Agency, Transport Canada will conduct a targeted inspection and awareness campaign of freight forwarders, shipping lines, and brokerages.
A Matson containership spilled bunker fuel near Pier 19 in Honolulu last week. The M/V Kamokuiki, accidentally discharged heavy fuel oil during bunkering operations with a barge. The crew of the vessel immediately secured the discharge, activated their Vessel Response Plan, and began clean-up operations. Pacific Environmental Corporation and Marine Spill Response Corporation representatives deployed 25 bales of absorbent material stretching from the stern of the vessel to Pier 22. Response vessels deployed 1600 feet of hard boom surrounding the 25 bales of absorbent material and spilled oil. There are no reports of impacted wildlife.
Nov. 21 - Plimsoll Club Christmas Cocktail
Nov. 27 - PACMAR / NANS Committee Meeting
Dec. 4 - COS Board of Directors Meeting
Dec. 6 - VGE Annual General Meeting
Dec. 6 - VGE Christmas Lunch
Jan. 9 - VMAA Board of Directors Meeting
Jan. 15 - ICS Board Meeting
Jan. 21 - ISSC Board of Directors Meeting
For details on any of the events, visit our events page.
Ship of the Week
Zhen Hua 27 is a Heavy Load carrier built in 1989. In early November, the vessel delivered the Port of Hamburg’s three new gantry cranes after a nearly-eight week journey from where they were built by Chinese company ZPMC.
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