2013 May

Panama: Good Start to Year for Ship Registry

On May 30th, 2013

Despite fear over Greek plans for tax reform Despite the dark clouds that hung over the Panamanian ship registry due to the planned tax reform that would have impacted Greek ship owners, who control about 16% of the world merchant fleet, the Panamanian ship registry achieved a 1.5% growth in the number of new ships..

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Summary of The Meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)

On May 29th, 2013

MEPC 65th session, 13 to 17 May 2013 Two IMO resolutions on ballast water management and climate were finalised at the meeting, where the NOx requirements were also considered. Agreement was reached about a solution to when the Ballast Water Management Convention can enter into force. Furthermore, as regards the climate issue, the Committee succeeded..

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PSC Seminar boosts understanding

On May 29th, 2013

Organised by MAJ , CMOU and the Belize Port Authority To strengthen its dedication to saving lives, Jamaica, represented by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), participated in a useful seminar on Port State Control hosted jointly by the Caribbean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (CMOU) and the Belize Port Authority. The three-day..

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MLC, 2006 Clauses for Ship Management and Offshore Contracts Adopted

On May 28th, 2013

MLC 2006 Clauses for use with SHIPMAN, CREWMAN and SUPPLYTIME At BIMCO's Documentary Committee centenary meeting in Paris on 26 May a suite of MLC 2006 Clauses for use with SHIPMAN, CREWMAN and SUPPLYTIME was approved for publication. Developed by a team of experts drawn from the offshore and management sectors, the clauses provide a..

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Paris MoU ready for MLC, 2006

On May 28th, 2013

Paris MoU held its 46th Committee meeting in Valletta, Malta, from 20 - 24 May 2013 The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 46th Committee meeting in Valletta, Malta, from 20 - 24 May 2013. The meeting was attended by members, the European Commission, EMSA, Montenegro, observers from the ILO, US Coast..

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Financial security requirements established in MLC, 2006

On May 27th, 2013

The Standard P&I Club has issued Circular regarding financial security requirements established in MLC Convention. The imminent entry into force of the MLC, and in particular the financial security requirements established in the Convention, have brought the Convention and its requirements on shipowners into focus.By way of clarification and for members' guidance, the financial security requirements on shipowners..

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ICS Class Authorized by Panama for Ship´s Inspection & Classification

On May 24th, 2013

From 1-June-2013 class certificates for all Panamanian flagged vessels of 500 GRT and above will be mandatory ICS Class has become one of the first classification societies (Non-IACS member) authorized by Panama to perform inspection and classification of Panamanian flagged vessels of 500 gross tonnage and above in compliance with Resolution No.106-146-DGMM(*); this Resolution issued..

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ICS Presents Shipping’s Economic Challenges to World’s Transport Ministers

On May 24th, 2013

Posted on May 24th, 2013 At the OECD International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, the annual gathering of the world’s transport ministers from more than 50 countries (22-24 May), the views of the global shipping industry were represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the principal global trade association for shipowners. ICS explained the..

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USCG issues Safety Alert for certain navigation lights

On May 24th, 2013

  Regarding SEACHOICE Products LED Navigation Light The Coast Guard has recently become aware of the uninspected towing vessel industry using inappropriate navigation lights that fail to meet the criteria for use onboard any vessel; SEACHOICE Products LED Navigation Light, SCP #03201 shown below. Online research shows many outlets for the sale of this product...

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Condition Surveys for Tankers Carrying HFO as Cargo

On May 24th, 2013

The West of England P&I Club to conduct conditional surveys until end of July 2013 As in previous years and in accordance with International Group practice, the West of England P&I Club is required to carry out condition surveys of seagoing tankers aged 10 years or more if they carried heavy fuel oil (HFO) as..

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