2013 July

India running against time to ratify Maritime Labour Convention

On July 8th, 2013

The Maritime Labour Convention established by International Labour Organisation (ILO) will come into effect globally on August 20, 2013. Adopted on February 23, 2006, the convention consolidates and updates 69 previous ILO standards on maritime matters into a single document. It aims to provide protection to seafarers by setting common standards for working conditions acceptable..

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New Technical Division Formed at RS-Changes to organization structure

On July 8th, 2013

Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities Technical Supervision Division was formed at Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) incorporating Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities Design Expertise Department and Oil and Gas Equipment Technical Supervision Department. According to Mikhail Ayvazov, RS Chief Executive Officer, 'growth in the scale of hydrocarbon deposits development is a global trend. The..

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Check in to IMO with Danish Maritime Authority new App-DMA becomes social

On July 8th, 2013

The DMA app has become more social - now it has become easy for you to network in the IMO by means of your cell phone, see who takes part in the meetings, and check in once you have arrived. The DMA app has been provided with some new functions that make it easier to..

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Belize authorizes ICS for Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

On July 5th, 2013

ICS authorized for MLC, 2006 implementation and certification process on behalf of the Government of Belize We would like to inform that, although the Government of Belize is still in the process of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC, 2006), the International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize (IMMARBE) has issued the Resolution number..

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More countries ratify MLC Convention

On July 5th, 2013

Barbados, Nigeria and South Africa have become the latest countries to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006. The convention, which sets out minimum standards and conditions for seafarers (and is sometimes known as the "seafarers' bill of rights"), is set to come into international law in August, having received the minimum of 30 International..

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Mars Reports 2013

On July 5th, 2013

The Nautical Instiute has issued Mars Report No 41 regarding steering failure based on an official report from TSB Canada. The vessel, under pilotage, departed port in ballast and was down bound in a restricted waterway. The engine control was set to bridge control and a helmsman was using manual full follow-up (FFU) steering. At..

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Taking Port State Control to the Next Level

On July 5th, 2013

Considered to be the worldwide index for flag performance, the Paris MoU "White, Grey and Black Lists" indicate further improvements towards quality shipping. Last year Faroe Islands, Iran, Latvia and Vanuatu were congratulated for their efforts to move up to the White List. This year Thailand and the United States of America moved from the "Grey List" to..

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Tug Fleet Expansion for Panama Canal

On July 5th, 2013

The Panama Canal has increased its tugboat fleet with the arrival of the first two of 14 tugboats that will improve the waterway's resources to offer a safer and more efficient service to the global shipping industry. These tugboats will strengthen the Canal's capacity for the operation of the Third Set of Locks. The additional..

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Union of Greek Shipowners Annual Report 2012-13

On July 5th, 2013

The Union of Greek Shpowners has issued its Annual Report for 2012-2013 where there is an analysis of the greek shipping industry with regard to the severe economy of its national economy. The international shipping downturn has not only been deep but also long in its duration due to three major factors: the reduction of cargo volumes..

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AMSA issues Marine Notice re Transition to MASTREP-In effect from July 1st, 2013

On July 4th, 2013

AUSREP to MASTREP The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has issued Marine Notice No 10/2013 to advise mariners of the transition of the Australian Ship Reporting System (AUSREP) to the Modernised Australian Ship Tracking and Reporting System (MASTREP) as prescribed in Marine Order 63 (MASTREP) 2013, which will take effect on 1 July 2013. AUSREP commenced..

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