Tuesday, 15th August 2006

International Group seminar on Fully Automatic Lock (FAL) systems for container securing

In response to increasing concerns within the Group clubs over failures of FAL container securing systems, the Group Ship Technical Committee chaired by David Heaselden arranged a seminar in London on 24 August attended by representatives from the Group clubs and outside experts. The seminar identified a number of contributing factors and was informed of the work being undertaken in the Lashings at Sea Project headed by Jos Koning of the Dutch research Institute, Marin, in relation to the dynamic forces affecting containerships, containers and securing systems. Group clubs will be updating and advising their members in relation to these issues. A press release was issued by the Group following the seminar.

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13 Apr 2021

Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers

An updated version of the “Guidelines for the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers” is jointly published today by the International Group and CINS (the Cargo Incident Notification System).
03 Mar 2021

Safety animation to help prevent the loss of life in enclosed spaces onboard ships

Too many lives are lost unnecessarily when seafarers or shore-based personnel enter enclosed spaces on board ships. The International Group has collaborated to produce a safety training animation that draws attention to the risk of entering such spaces without first taking preventive and protective measures.