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CHIRP VIDEOS

Video Bulletin 1: COLREGS (Use of VHF); Risks attached to the use of Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs); yacht encounter with a ferry

Video Bulletin 2: COLREGS (TSS Deepwater route in English Channel, inappropriate use of route by fast container ship causing unnecessarily close quarters passing of a VLCC at speed; blocked engine fire suppressant system pipework due to passing seawater valves.

Video Bulletin 3: Importance of briefings, checklists, procedures, bridge layout design and master / pilot exchange; mooring deck safety, dangers of snapbacks from patron lines, inappropriate berths for vessels; Œsuperman¹ behaviour by a super yacht crewmember putting his life in danger.

Video Bulletin 4: ECDIS issues; each not seen at night (limitations at night); TSS crossing incident with a ferry

Video Bulletin 5: Hazards, Risks, importance of Toolbox Talks; trip hazards for pilots in boarding area.

Video Bulletin 6: Dangers for pilots boarding vessels, pilot ladder issues including ship design; line handling

Video Bulletin 7: Tugs and pilots (comms and procedures); anchoring hazards (windlass maintenance, weather, procedures); some best practices and tips; CHIRP Maritime Digest endorsed by IMO.

Video Bulletin 8: Pirates; dangers associated with pilots boarding (poor ship design, poor / damaged ladders and equipment); incident examples illustrating each of the Deadly Dozen human factors used for investigation purposes.

Video Bulletin 9: New Director Maritime (Jeff Parfitt); each versus ferry (again); trip and fall hazard for pilots and officers on the bridge wing (non approved platform installed; RIB offering yacht assistance when unqualified to do so and capsizing;

 Just click on the following link to access all of the video bulletins: https://www.chirpmaritime.org/videos/

HCMM LIBRARY BOOKS FOR SALE

Captain Pepper, Chairman of the Treasures Committee, has identified a number of volumes from the Library onboard HQS Wellington which are surplus to requirements and the list is shown below:

Books for Sale-2017

These are available at £5 per volume plus P&P at cost, with the proceeds going to the Artefacts Fund.  If you require any further details on the titles shown, please contact him directly (grahampepper@btinternet.com) or to purchase email the Business Manager with your selected title(s) – business@hcmm.org.uk

North East Outport – Cadet Awards Evening

On 22nd February 2017 Capt. Jerry Mooney, Chairman of the N. E. Outport and Capt. Derek Chadburn, Hon Sec. were invited to present prizes at the Cadets Award evening of T/S Iron Duke, Hull Sea Cadets. Also present were Mr. Stephen Larard, MBE, DL, JP Vice Lord-Lieutenant of East Riding of Yorkshire and Lt. Cdr Jacqui Gorman RNR District Officer.

Both Capt. Mooney and Capt. Chadburn along with Past Master Capt. Judah are Ambassadors for the Hull Sea Cadet unit and attend the unit on a regular basis. Other members of the N. E. Outport have attended the unit and made presentations to the cadets about careers in the Merchant Navy. A number of cadets have taken up positions as cadets in the Merchant Navy.

14th London Maritime Charity Ball – 6th July 2018

There is a Blue theme for the 2018 Maritime Ball, to be held onboard HQS Wellington in July and further details will be available shortly.

The 2017 Ball took place on Bastille Day and some photos of the event can be found in the Members’ Area Photo Gallery.
There were some unclaimed raffle prizes, the winning ticket numbers for which are shown below:
All Yellow 316 / 355 / 186 / 265 / 236 / 284 / 291 / 187 / 247 / 174 / 244 / 285 / 175

 

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