2013 November

IMO Assembly elects new 40-Member Council

On November 29th, 2013

Assembly: 28th session, 26 November to 4 December 2013 The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has elected the following States to be Members of its Council for the 2014-2015 biennium: Category (a) 10 States with the largest interest in providing international shipping services: China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Panama, Republic of Korea, Russian..

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Carriage requirements for BNWAS

On November 29th, 2013

ClassNK TEC-0975 re application date, type-approval and installation The amendment of the SOLAS, Chapter V/19 regarding the carriage requirements for Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) was adopted as IMO Resolution MSC.350(92) at the 92nd session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC92) held in June 2013 and carriage requirements for the ships constructed before 1..

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Videotel works with industry to meet chemical tanker training needs

On November 29th, 2013

Focus on chemical tankers safety   The newly-launched Advanced Chemical Tanker Course by Videotel has been developed in conjunction with the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI), with the involvement of some of the biggest names in the chemical tanker industry. Nigel D. Cleave, Videotel CEO, explains the thinking behind the initiative: "Chemical companies employ some of..

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DNV GL issues first statement of compliance with IMO Tier III NOx emission limits

On November 29th, 2013

First engine equipped with SCR system approval DNV GL has issued its first statement of compliance with the IMO Tier III NOx emission limits and its first approval of an engine equipped with a selective catalytic reduction system. Pending the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee's final vote on this year's proposal to postpone the entry..

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ALL Academy offers training to combat maritime accidents

On November 29th, 2013

An initiative to increase Maritime Resource Management training in the industry An initiative to increase Maritime Resource Management (MRM) training in the maritime industry has been taken by ALL Academy International AB who now offers MRM training licences. "Lack of MRM continues to be a key factor in maritime accidents and there is an urgent..

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Recovery of persons from the water – New SOLAS regulation III/17-1

On November 27th, 2013

Applicability: New and Existing Ships  New requirements for the recovery of persons from the water enter into force on 1 July, 2014, under SOLAS regulation III/17-1. The new regulation requires all ships (other than ro-ro passenger ships*) to have ship-specific plans and procedures for the recovery of persons from the water. The requirements apply to new..

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UK P&I Club news alert-BWM guidance for vessels arriving from Japan

On November 27th, 2013

The London P&I Club has issued News Alert regarding Ballast Water Management guidance for vessels arriving from Japan. Operators calling at South Korean ports after a call at Japanese ports should be aware of guidance that has recently been issued by the South Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. The Correspondent in South Korea, Spark..

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MARAD Releases Study on Impacts of Panama Canal Expansion

On November 26th, 2013

The expansion is scheduled for completion in 2015 - Posta Panamax vessels will enter US ports The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) has released a study on shipping patterns and industry costs that will help the United States prepare for the anticipated impact on its ports, waterways and intermodal freight systems from the..

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Samoa ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention

On November 25th, 2013

Samoa becomes the 53rd ILO Member State to ratify this landmark Convention Samoa joins the other Pacific Island States that have already ratified the Convention, namely, the Marshall Islands, Palau, Kiribati and Tuvalu. Samoa becomes the 53rd ILO Member State to ratify this landmark Convention. The Government of Samoa deposited with the International Labour Office..

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BIMCO GUARDON Guidelines to Address PMSC Intermediary Role

On November 25th, 2013

The GUARDCON Guidelines are due for publication in early December BIMCO is set to issue a set of Guidelines for GUARDCON when using private military and security companies (PMSCs) as intermediaries employing local militia as security guards. At the 7 November meeting of the Documentary Committee it was agreed to publish a "health warning" to advise..

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