2013 March

Drydocks World and Maritime World Launch Dubai Maritime Green Initiative

On March 28th, 2013

A strategic movement for environmental excellence in marine, oil, gas, energy Drydocks World and Maritime World, the leading entity involved in providing a wide range of services to the maritime, oil and gas industries, today announced the grand launch of Dubai Maritime Green Initiative, a strategic movement to encourage all-round environmental excellence in maritime and..

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Korean Register elects a new Chairman & CEO

On March 28th, 2013

Yesterday , in Seoul, at an extraordinary meeting of the general assembly, the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) elected Dr Chon Young-kee as its new Chairman & CEO. The general assembly oversees the running of KR and comprises 86 voting members. Prior to election, Dr Chon served as executive vice president of KR's technical division..

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The Panamanian Merchant Marine

On March 27th, 2013

Maritime and Port Statistical Bulletin: January-December 2012 Fleet Structure The register of ships and gross tonnage of the Panamanian Merchant Marine until December 31, 2012 recorded a decrease in the ships of 0.3% and an increase in the gross tonnage of 2.3% respectively compared with the same period of the year 2011. The new flagged vessels..

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LR introduces guidance to assist with the safer management of asbestos in ships

On March 27th, 2013

Safe Management of Asbestos Asbestos remains a problem in shipping. Despite better management and reduced production of asbestos, there remains considerable room for improvement, primarily to reduce the number of deaths. It is still estimated that more than 107,000 people die each year from mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis - the three major asbestos-related diseases..

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IMO Sub- Committee on Ship Design and Environment Outcome (57th Session 18-22 March 2013)

On March 26th, 2013

The IMO's Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE) held its 57th session from Monday 18 through Friday 22 March 2013 under the Chairmanship of Mrs A Jost (GERMANY). Three working groups (WG) and two drafting groups (DG) were formed: WG1 Development of a Mandatory Code for ships operating in Polar waters, chaired by Mrs..

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Certification of Danish ships in accordance with the MLC, 2006 is now possible

On March 26th, 2013

  Now, it is possible for Danish ships engaged on international voyages to be surveyed and certified in accordance with the Maritime Labour Convention. On 20 August 2013, the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) enters into force. This means that, from this date, all Danish ships with a gross tonnage above 500 must hold a certificate..

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Maritime Labour Convention 2006 and the U.S. – By Dennis Bryant

On March 25th, 2013

Dennis L. Bryant, Maritime Regulatroy Consulting, Gainsville, FL   The Maritime Labor Convention 2006, sponsored by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and better known as MLC 2006, will enter into force on August 20, 2013. It has been ratified by 35 nations as of the date of the preparation of this article, including Australia, Canada,..

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List of Recognized Test Laboratories relating to the FTP Code

On March 22nd, 2013

Hong Kong Merchant Shipping Information Note The Hong Kong Marine Department has issued Merchant Marine Shipping Information Note which contains an updated list of test laboratories recognized by each of the respective Administrations, relating to the implementation of the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures, 2010 (2010 FTP Code. he Sub-Committee on Fire..

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Shipping Corporations to Pay $10.4 Million for Environmental Crimes on Four Ships

On March 22nd, 2013

$2.6 Million Will Go to Projects to Aid Coastal Environment Hit by Hurricane Sandy Two shipping firms based in Germany and Cyprus yesterday pleaded guilty to felony obstruction of justice charges and violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships related to the deliberate concealment of vessel pollution from four ships that visited U.S. ports..

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USCG issues Safety Alert re counterfeit portable fire extinguishers

On March 22nd, 2013

The USCG issued Marine Safety Alert No. 1-13 regardinf Counterfeit Portable Fire Extinguishers as follows: The Coast Guard has recently become aware of counterfeits of U.S. Coast Guard approved portable fire extinguishers manufactured by Amerex Corporation and Buckeye Fire Equipment. Both compa-nies are major producers of genuine approved fire extinguishing equipment and serve a worldwide..

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