MSC.1-Circ.1551 - Navigational Warnings Concerning Operations Endangering The Safety Of Navigation (Secretariat)

MSC.1/Circ.1551 25 November 2016

1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety-seventh session (21 to 25 November 2016), having received a report on numerous missile launches without any proper navigational warnings by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, expressed its grave concern over those operations, which pose a serious threat to maritime safety.
2 The Committee confirmed the significance and continued validity of resolution A.706(17), as amended, on World-Wide Navigational Warning Service, as well as MSC/Circ.893 and MSC.1/Circ.1225 on Navigational Warnings concerning operations endangering the Safety of Navigation.
3 The Committee recognized that the repetitions of unnotified firings of missiles are clearly contrary to these documents and underlined the importance of ensuring that navigational safety is not compromised by any such operations.
4 The Committee, therefore, urged all Members States to:
.1 attach the greatest importance to the safety of navigation and avoid taking any action which might adversely affect shipping engaged in international trade; and
.2 strictly comply with SOLAS regulation V/4 and the recommendations contained in resolution A.706(17), as amended, on World-Wide Navigational Warning Service (in particular paragraph of annex 1 thereto) so that operations should not endanger the safety of navigation.
5 Member States are invited to bring this circular to the attention of all parties concerned.
Circulars are are ignored, will do very little in assuring safety om sea. Physical devices must be used.
Hearing about the tragedy of Stellar Daisy I sent to the Government whose 20 sailors died there an offer of a technology which will never allow liquefaction of cargo happen. Five different offices, including President's of the Country, all with specific duty to look after maritime safety.
No reply. Until the Authorities start thinking «out of their arrogance boxes» sailors will continue to die.
In a case it may be useful, here is a short list of my technologies I.P. related to safety of navigation:
Technology preventing liquefaction of cargo and sloshing;
Ship roll mitigation and accumulated parametric roll prevention, solid state, non-electronic, not depending on human judgement — several different methods of terminal simplicity;
Autonomous propulsion and steering squarely into waves for cases of total loss of navigation under extreme sea state;
Next generation of wind propulsion for large vessels, container ships;
Auxiliary propulsion converting some unavoidable turbulence;
Reduction or elimination of bow and stern drag;
Non-cavitating non-singing propeller to prevent whale strikes and for stealth;
Stability of floating structures and hotels;
Sustainable new generation of OWC converters;
Small converters transportable on car top or pickup for cottages, camps and emergencies;
And more.
Oldrich Nos


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