2012 November

Studying the MLC Small Print: Law Firm Starts Debate

On November 30th, 2012

Albert Levy, partner at Ince & Co and chairman of Superyacht UK By Belinda Liversedge Albert Levy, partner at Ince & Co, led a seminar entitled ‘Wrinkles in the MLC’ before an audience at international law firm Ince & Co, London on Thursday 29 November. As alluded to in the title, the talk centred on..

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Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry focuses on growth in the offshore sector

On November 30th, 2012

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) maritime registry, as ranked by Clarkson's Offshore Intelligence Monthly, is the third largest flag State of the world's offshore fleet and has stated its commitment to a focus on growth in this sector. Charles McHardy, who joined IRI's Houston office in November 2011 as Vice President, Technical and..

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IMO Maritime Safety Committee Outcome-MSC 91 held in London, on 26-30 November 2012

On November 30th, 2012

MSC 91 was held in London on 26-30 November 2012 under the chairmanship of Deputy Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority Christian Breinholt. Code on protection against noise on board ships The Committee adopted a mandatory code for the protection of seafarers against noise on board (the Noise Code). The Code lays down the permitted..

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ClassNK Recognized by Republic of Palau

On November 30th, 2012

Classification society ClassNK has been named the newest Recognized Organization (RO) of the Palauan Flag administration. A new agreement signed between ClassNK and the Palauan International Ship Registry delegates ClassNK authority to certify Palauan flagged vessels in accordance with international conventions. The Republic of Palau is an island nation consisting of eight principal islands located..

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New Denmark Digital Maritime Regulations product

On November 30th, 2012

On Monday 3rd December 2012 Regs4ships Limited will be launching the sixteenth flag based product for their Digital Maritime Regulations service. The new Denmark flag product contains flag state and international legislation in a simple, user friendly web‐based solution, guaranteed to save customers' time and money. Digital Maritime Regulations provide a compliance solution to crews..

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MCA approves ECDIS Training from Videotel

On November 30th, 2012

Videotel Marine International is delighted to announce that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has given its formal approval to the Videotel CBT ECDIS blended learning package. Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel, welcomed the news. "As ECDIS becomes part of the navigational landscape, the industry has responded with a wide range of training options targeted..

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Higher Standards of Private Security – How the ISO Will Benefit The Seafarer

On November 30th, 2012

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) will present its draft standard for the selection and use of Armed Guards on commercial vessels to the IMO this week. Whilst the security industry draws another sharp intake of breath at the prospect of yet another standard, confusion remains within the wider Shipping Industry at what this latest standard..

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Jamaica Looks at Bunkering Future

On November 30th, 2012

Developing Jamaica's bunkering capabilities will be the subject of a day-long workshop in Kingston on November 30 when stakeholders from throughout Jamaica will discuss its future development. The Nanyang Technological University of Singapore has been engaged to carry out a bunkering study, with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The team of consultants from Nanyang..

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SOLAS – Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code

On November 29th, 2012

Reminder by the West of England P&I Club The West of England P&I Club has posted on its website a reminder for the Amendments to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code as follows: On 20 May 2011 the International Maritime Organisation's (IMO's) Maritime Safety Committee at its eighty-ninth session adopted Resolution MSC.(318)89 regarding amendments to..

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Implementation of MARPOL ANNEX V

On November 29th, 2012

IMO has issued Circular MEPC.1/ Circ. 791 on the Implementation of MARPOL ANNEX V as follows: Provisional classification of solid bulk cargoes under the revised MARPOL Annex V between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2014 The Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its sixty-fourth session (1 to 5 October 2012), having considered the challenges associated..

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