2012 October

A Marine and Maritime Agenda for Growth and Jobs

On October 30th, 2012

A European agenda for creating growth and jobs in the marine and maritime sectors was adopted on 8 October 2012 by European Ministers for maritime policy and the European Commission, represented by President Jose Manuel Barroso and Commissioner Maria Damanaki at a conference in Limassol organised by the Cypriot Presidency. Five years after the launch..

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Rescue of HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy

On October 30th, 2012

Rescue of HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDlc1slA8PA PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued 14 people from life rafts in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras N.C., Monday, and two remain missing.  The 14 people were flown to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., where they were met by awaiting..

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First Two Ships Registered with Palau International Ship Registry

On October 30th, 2012

The newly formed Palau International Ship Registry recently processed its first two vessel registrations at a historic inauguration ceremony. At the ceremony, held in Singapore on 28 September, the cruise/passenger vessels Amusement World (12,764 GRT) and Leisure World (15,653 GRT) were registered and Palau International Ship Registry was officially launched. Mr. Keith Lai, Executive Director..

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New Liferaft Station vital to efficient passage through Suez Canal

On October 29th, 2012

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has opened a new liferaft service station in Suez, Egypt, which will service vessels transiting the Suez Canal and Egypt’s main ports. Russell Dinwoodie; General Manager WSS Egypt said: “With over 17,000 vessel transits per year in the Suez Canal, this new Liferaft Service Station is an important addition to our..

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Complete collapse of euro is unlikely

On October 29th, 2012

Despite continued anxiety around the future of the euro it is unlikely that the single currency will completely collapse, lloyds.com has been told. Although an exit by one or more countries from the euro is possible. Stuart Simpson, treasurer of Lloyd’s, said: “The euro will continue to exist, unless Germany decides to withdraw, but there..

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Exports of iron ore from Sierra Leone are unsafe

On October 29th, 2012

News alert from London P&I Club The London P&I Club has recently issued its Loss Prevention Publication StopLoss issue 59 where warns all operators to be aware of iron ore cargoes from Sierra Leone. Recent cases in which Brookes Bell travelled to Sierra Leone acting for Members of the London P&I Club, confirmed that ships can be offered iron ore cargo which..

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SNAME Recognizes ABS Executive for Contributions to Naval Architecture

On October 29th, 2012

Dr. Kirsi Tikka Awarded Prestigious David W. Taylor Medal The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has awarded its highest technical honor, the David W. Taylor Medal for notable achievement in naval architecture or marine engineering, to Dr. Kirsi Tikka, currently President of the ABS Europe Division. The award was given at the..

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PSC– International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships

On October 26th, 2012

IAFS Certificate The AFS Convention was adopted by the IMO to prohibit the use of harmful organisations in the anti-fouling paints used on vessels and to establish a mechanism to prevent the potential future use of other harmful substances in anti-fouling systems. Starting on 21 November 2012, foreign flagged vessels in the internal waters of..

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IMO Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards

On October 26th, 2012

INTERTANKO participated in the 18th Session of the IMO Working Group INTERTANKO participated in the 18th Session of the IMO Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards (ESPH 18) this week, represented by INTERTANKO's Senior Manager, Vetting & Chemical, Ajay Gour. The meeting was chaired by David MacRae of the UK and..

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Unified Interpretations for new ships, conversions and SEEMP timing

On October 26th, 2012

IMO Circular MEPC.1/Circ.795 At its 64th session, the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) agreed on a number of Unified Interpretations (UI) seeking clarification of the terms "new ships" for Phases 1, 2 and 3, "major conversion" in regulation 2.24 of MARPOL Annex VI, and also clarification for the timing for existing ships to have..

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