2012 September

Regulation on the Liability of Carriers of Passengers by Sea in the Event of Accidents

On September 28th, 2012

American P&I Club issues Circular 24/12 The American P&I Club has issued Circular regarding Entry into force of the Regulation (EC) No 392/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the Liability of Carriers of Passengers by Sea in the Event of Accidents (PLR). The PLR will apply in..

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Ensuring adequate waste reception facilities

On September 28th, 2012

AMSA Marine Notice 17/2012 AMSA issues Marine Notice 17/2012 to ensure that there are adequate waste reception facilities. The provision of adequate port waste reception facilities for ships' waste is vital to preventing marine pollution. As a Party to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), Australia must ensure that reception..

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New Requirements for the prevention of pollution by garbage to enter into force next year

On September 28th, 2012

Revised MARPOL Annex V On 1st January 2013 the revised MARPOL Annex V requirements for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships enters into force. This has been developed following a comprehensive review to bring the Annex up to date. Isle of Man Ship Registry has issued MSN to summarise the new requirements, for..

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IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu Visited CCS Headquarters

On September 28th, 2012

On 21 September 2012, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu visited CCS Headquarters. CCS Chairman & President Mr. Sun Licheng held a friendly talk with him. Mr. Sun Licheng introduced to Mr. Sekimizu about CCS's overall development and her development concept as well as the contribution of CCS as a technical organization in supporting the Chinese government..

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Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk

On September 28th, 2012

Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Information Note Hong Kong Marine Department has issues Merchant Shipping Information Note regarding Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at its 79th session in December 2004, adopted Resolution MSC.182(79) to amend..

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Examination, Testing and Maintenance of Shipboard Lifting Appliances and Loose gear

On September 28th, 2012

Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Information Note Hong Kong Marine Department has issues Merchant Shipping Information Note regarding Examination, Testing and Maintenance of Shipboard Lifting Appliances and Loose gear as follows: Ship masters should ensure that all lifting appliances and loose gear on board ships are safe for use. Lifting appliances and loose gear are defined..

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Energy-efficiency, ballast water management and ship-recycling rules on MEPC 64 Agenda

On September 27th, 2012

MEPC 64th session from 1 to 5 October 2012   The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meets for its 64th session from 1 to 5 October 2012, at IMO Headquarters in London. As well as discussing matters relating to the implementation of energy-efficiency, ballast water management and ship-recycling regulations,..

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Recognising Seafarers' Contributions on World Maritime Day

On September 27th, 2012

MPA Singapore, SMOU ad SOS will jointly distribute 600 hampers to ships that call at Singapore In celebration of the World Maritime Day, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Singapore Maritime Officers' Union (SMOU) and the Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS), will jointly distribute 600 hampers to ships that call at Singapore...

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Nigeria makes last minutes preparation to ratify MLC 2006

On September 27th, 2012

Nigeria may have been left with no other option than to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 expected to come into force by August next year. The rush by Nigeria to ratify the convention may not be unconnected with the fact that when the convention comes into force next year, the country may have..

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World Maritime Day 2012 – “IMO: One hundred years after the Titanic”

On September 27th, 2012

Today (27 September 2012) marks the 35th celebration of World Maritime Day. This year’s theme is: "IMO: One hundred years after the Titanic”, a theme chosen by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reflect on the safety of passenger shipping today, and into the future, on the centenary anniversary of the Titanic disaster. In his..

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