2012 February

Newest Disney Cruise Line Ship Arrives In New York

On February 29th, 2012

Its maiden voyage will start on March 31 Disney Cruise Line ship Disney Fantasy sails past Statue of Liberty for Christening Ceremony The Disney Fantasy, newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, arrives in New York after traveling nearly 3,800 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Bremerhaven, Germany. The 4,000-passenger Disney Fantasy will be christened in..

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Certification of passenger ships: the Commission sends reasoned opinion to Denmark

On February 29th, 2012

Reasoned opinion to Denmark re Dutch passenger ships The European Commission has sent a reasoned opinion to Denmark for obstructing the freedom to provide services. This is the last step in the procedure before possibly taking the matter to the Court of Justice. Denmark systematically requires Dutch sailing ships with more than 12 passengers docking..

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ICS obtains excellent results after the completion of initial audit carried out by Honduras Maritime Administration

On February 29th, 2012

The quality system of ICS Class was audited on February 27 & 28, 2012 with excellent results according to the final evaluation given by the auditors of the General Directorate of Merchant Marine of Honduras Maritime Administration. The main objective of the initial audit conducted by Honduras Maritime Administration to ICS Class was to verify..

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ILO launches comprehensive new database on labour standards

On February 28th, 2012

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a comprehensive new database providing open access to the latest information on ILO international labour standards as well as national labour and social security laws. GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a comprehensive new database providing open access to the latest information on..

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Loading of iron ore fines at Indian ports

On February 24th, 2012

Information provided by the Britannia P&I Club The Britannia P&I Club issues bulletin regarding Loading of iron ore fines at Indian ports (pre-loading surveys) as follows: Reference is made to the Association's bulletin of October 2009 dealing with the implementation of a precautionary survey programme and the subsequent circular of December 2010, more generally dealing..

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European Parliament calls for stricter rules on sulphur emissions

On February 24th, 2012

Maximum sulphur content of 0.10% from 2015 As reported last, on 16 February, the Environment Committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament adopted its first reading position on the Commission proposal on the revision of the EU Sulphur Directive. In this first reading position, ENVI members suggest stricter sulphur limits for the EU than those stipulated..

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New York Pursues Uniform, National Ballast Water Requirements

On February 24th, 2012

DEC Will Work with Other States and Stakeholders to Advocate a Strong National Standard New York will pursue a uniform, national ballast water standard that will leave in place the EPA's current standards in New York for the remainder of EPA's current Vessel General Permit through December 2013. "New York remains concerned about the introduction..

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Certificates, Documents and Publications Required To Be Carried On Board Singapore Flag Ships

On February 23rd, 2012

Singapore MPA issues Circular 6/2012 Singapore MPA issues circular regarding Certificates, Documents and Publications Required to Be Carried On board Singapore Flag Ships (List2012) as follows: In 2009, MPA issued Shipping Circular No. 18 of 2009 (List of certificates, documents and publications required to be carried on Singapore ships (2009)), based on a circular issued..

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IMO: Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (56th session, 13-17 February 2012)

On February 23rd, 2012

New SOLAS regulation III/17-1 on recovery of persons from the water agreed by Sub-Committee New draft SOLAS requirements for the recovery of persons from the water on all ships, as well as related Guidelines for development of plans and procedures for recovery of persons from the water, were agreed by the Sub-Committee on Ship Design..

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ABS Guide for Compliance with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 Title 3 Requirements

On February 23rd, 2012

Foreword The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the United Nation’s (UN) specialized agency that seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labor rights. The ILO provides legal instruments aimed at protecting and improving working conditions, including those of seafarers. The International Labour Organization produced the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) which..

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