2013 June

GL Report on IMO MEPC 65-MEPC 65th session, 13 to 17 May 2013

On June 28th, 2013

Germanischer Lloyd's traditional recap of the latest session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of International Maritime Organization (IMO), focused on the surprising developments at the 65th session. MPEC 65, held in London in May, saw the IMO potentially postpone the introduction of the TIER III NOx limits contained in regulation 13 of MARPOL..

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LR China supporting first dual fuel LNG carriers to be built in China

On June 28th, 2013

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has signed the classification contract for six 174,000 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers to be built by Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd. The project is a key milestone in Chinese shipbuilding and a key indicator in the development of China’s LNG ambitions. When delivered, the ships will load LNG in Gladstone,..

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Australia's Navigation Act contains new provision re MLC – Come into force on 1-July-2013

On June 28th, 2013

Australia's new Navigation Act 2012 (Navigation Act) will come into force on 1 July 2013 and contains new provisions that point directly to the MLC. Some matters, however, will only be fully regulated on the entry into force of the MLC. Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is currently finalising a new Marine Order, titled: Marine Order 11..

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Seafarers Influence on the Satellite Communication Still Under the Radar

On June 27th, 2013

Seafarers expecting easier access to the internet via crew welfare provisions under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) may be disappointed, a global satellite broadband conference has heard. Mark Woodhead, managing director of Headland Media, told the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) conference in London, that while MLC put crew welfare, 'at front and centre' by requiring that voice..

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ClassNK PrimeShip software now available

On June 27th, 2013

ClassNK PrimeShip-GREEN/PSTA, is an software used for the speed correction toward wind, current, wave, shallow water and displacement at progressive speed trial in compliance with ISO15016:2002, has been developed and is now available In its continuing efforts to provide the latest and best technicalservices,ClassNK conducts research and development into advanced technologies based on the data..

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Philippines on Implication of payments of sick wages in illness claims

On June 27th, 2013

The Standard P&I Club has issued on its website web alert regarding rules made by the Supreme Court in the Philippines which could, if followed, set an unfortunate precedent in determining whether an illness is work related. A crewmember had been working aboard crude oil tankers since 2004. In 2006 he was diagnosed as suffering..

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Ten Most Frequently MLC, 2006 Deficiencies Observed

On June 26th, 2013

By Frank H.Marmol During the certification process of vessels examined from March through June 2013 ICS Class-Head Office inform the top 10 most frequently deficiencies observed by ICS Class inspectors during the full and detailed inspection of vessels under MLC, 2006 requirements This is the analysis of all deficiencies informed by ICS inspectors during the..

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Barbados ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention

On June 26th, 2013

On 20 June 2013, the Government of Barbados deposited with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Barbados is the 38th ILO Member State, and the fifth State from the Caribbean region - after Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Saint..

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Council conclusions on the Integrated Maritime Policy

On June 26th, 2013

The Council of the European Union following the GE NERAL AFFAIRS Council meeting in Luxembourg the 24th of June 2013, issued a press release stating that it adopted various conclusions on the Integrated Maritime Policy. The Council, encourages Member States and relevant authorities to support the development of marine and maritime activities as an important..

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Non-original GMDSS batteries

On June 26th, 2013

The Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate (Marine and Fishery) has recently issued the following safety notice: "NSI has become aware of non-original GMDSS batteries being promoted, sold and installed on board SOLAS convention vessels for use in GMDSS equipment required by SOLAS. In particular these counterfeit batteries are being promoted, sold and installed for use in Jotron products..

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