2011 November

ICS celebrates its sixth anniversary

On November 25th, 2011

      Message of Eng. Santiago Torrijos, Chairman of the ICS-Head Office A day like today, six years ago, ICS was born as Recognized Organization (RO) by means of Resolution No.106-OR-11-DGMM of November 25th of 2005 issued by the General Director in charge of the General Direction of Merchant Marine of the Panama Maritime..

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IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council

On November 25th, 2011

    The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2012-2013 biennium: Category (a) 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services: China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Panama, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States. Category (b) 10..

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ICS achieved the best RO performance in China during 2011

On November 21st, 2011

  ICS attended the last symposium held by the Maritime Safety Administration of the Republic of China (MSA-China) in Shanghai on November 9-10, 2011. This important symposium was attended by all Recognized Organizations (IACS & Non-IACS members) approved by the Maritime Safety Administration of the People´s Republic of China (MSA-China) for the inspection of ships..

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IMO Assembly to meet for 27th session

On November 17th, 2011

The 27th Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will meet in London at IMO Headquarters from 21 to 30 November 2011. All 170 Member States and three Associate Members are entitled to attend the Assembly, which is IMO’s highest governing body. The intergovernmental organizations with which agreements of co-operation have been concluded and non-governmental..

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Kiribati ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention

On November 17th, 2011

  Kiribati is the second country from the Pacific region, after Marshall Islands, to ratify MLC 2006 On 24 October 2011, the Government of Kiribati deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Kiribati becomes the second country from the Pacific region, after Marshall Islands,..

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US Vessel General Permit (VGP) Reporting Requirements

On November 15th, 2011

    Applicable to: Non-recreational, Non-military vessels of 79 feet in length or greater operating in US waters. Commercial fishing vessels operating in US waters are exempt from the requirements unless they have ballast water discharges. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has advised that a ‘one time report’ is now required for all vessels..

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Study shows significant reductions in CO2 emissions from ships from IMO measures

On November 14th, 2011

    An IMO-commissioned study into the impact of mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping shows that implementation of the measures will lead to significant reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, specifically reductions of carbon dioxide (CO2), resulting from enhanced fuel efficiency. The study found that, by 2020, an average of 151.5..

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IMO body authorizes EMSA to operate LRIT data exchange

On November 9th, 2011

  ​ Operation of the International Data Exchange (IDE) for the Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) has been successfully transferred to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon, Portugal. At the 10th session of the Ad Hoc LRIT Group established by IMO (31 October to 3 November 2011), the LRIT Operational..

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Kiribati ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

On November 1st, 2011

Kiribati is the second country from the Pacific region, after Marshall Islands, to ratify the landmark Convention. GENEVA (ILO News) – On 24 October 2011, the Government of Kiribati deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Kiribati becomes the second country from the Pacific..

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