Posted at Tuesday, 6 December 2016 Last updated on Thursday, 8 December 2016
Burgoynes' consultant Chris Foster has teamed up with Thomas Miller to produce the UK P&I Club's latest Risk Focus on Engine Room Fires. Engine room fires are one of the most common fires on ships owing to the presence of a wide range of sources of fuel, sources of ignition and running machinery. An extended period of time on board a ship without a fire incident can lead to complacency and a failure to prioritise fire prevention measures and simulated fire incident practices.
Posted at Monday, 5 December 2011 Last updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Changes to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
There are three specific categories of calcium hypochlorite and calcium hypochlorite mixtures defined in the IMDG Code. For the purposes of this note it is taken as read that whenever reference is made to the chemical, the same applies to the mixtures.
Posted at Tuesday, 22 June 2010 Last updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016
We have been contacted for advice increasingly frequently in the past two years in connection with coal shipments from Indonesia: in just the past couple of months we have dealt with six incidents involving heating coal cargoes from Kalimantan.
Posted at Wednesday, 31 January 2007 Last updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016
This article was written by Dr Christopher Foster for the Swedish Club and is reproduced with their kind permission.
Posted at Wednesday, 20 July 2005 Last updated on Friday, 9 September 2016
There are instances where a vessel is alleged to have collided with a fixed or moving object and where the witness evidence, or lack of it, requires support by an examination of the physical evidence. In such cases the physical evidence most often relied upon is that provided by a comparison of paint samples taken from the vessel and the object with which it is alleged to have collided. As forensic chemists many of our consultants have a detailed knowledge of paint comparisons including their chemical analysis, largely through dealing with vehicle accident work for the police, such as in pedestrian hit-and-run cases.