2014 February

ILO sets new minimum monthly wage for seafarers – Min basic wage from from US$585 goes to US$592 (2015) and US$614 (2016)

On February 28th, 2014

A Subcommittee of the Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has agreed on a Resolution raising the minimum monthly basic wage figure for able seafarers from US$585 to US$592, as of 1 January 2015 and US$614, as of 1 January 2016. Maritime Employer representatives, coordinated by the International Shipping Federation (ISF), met..

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Preliminary results CIC Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery

On February 27th, 2014

Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery a matter of concern on older ships Preliminary results from the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery, carried out between 1-September-2013 and 30- November-2013 in the Paris MoU region show that: 68 ships (41% of all detentions) were detained over the 3 month period as a direct result..

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Experts debate underwater noise impact – Guidelines on reducing underwater noise

On February 26th, 2014

  IMO is hosting an Expert Workshop on Underwater Noise and its Impacts on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity which will be held from 25 to 27 February 2014. The workshop is going to be organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), with financial support from the European Commission. IMO's MEPC 66th session..

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ClassNK: Amendments to Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships

On February 26th, 2014

ClassNK  announced the release of an updated edition of the Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. ClassNK continuously reviews, updates, and amends its technical rules and guidance as part of its ongoing efforts to improve the safety of life and property at sea, and to protect the marine environment. The Rules..

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LR Statutory Alert: Carriage req for blends of petroleum oil and biofuel cargoes

On February 26th, 2014

Further to Class News No. 39/2011, the IMO has amended its guidelines for the carriage of blends of petroleum oil and biofuels (Circular MEPC.1/Circ.761/Rev.1) and has also amended its guidelines and specifications for oil discharge monitoring (ODM) and control systems for oil tankers (Resolution MEPC.240(65)), as follows:   Alcohol-resistant foams for ethanol/gasoline blends Circular MEPC.1/Circ.761/Rev.1 requires:..

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ILO MLC is now in full sail-Interview with Cleopatra Doumbia- Henry, Director of ILO

On February 24th, 2014

In the six months since the ILO's historic Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 came into force, the impact of this comprehensive international legal standard across the globe has accelerated rapidly. As of February, there have been 56 ratifications by ILO Member States representing more than 80 percent of the world's gross tonnage of shipping. Today, well over a million..

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IBC Code amendments to replace existing certificates

On February 21st, 2014

Coming into force on June 1st, 2014 Lloyd's Register has issued Statutory Alert to remind owners and technical managers of chemical tankers, offshore supply vessels and other vessels with Noxious Liquid Substances certificates that 2012 amendments to the IBC Code entering into force on 1 June, 2014. The amendments will revise Chapter 17 (the summary of minimum requirements)..

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IMO SG urges industry to take note of Costa Concordia lessons

On February 21st, 2014

During his opening speech at the IMO Sub- Committee on HTW IMO Secretary General, Mr Koji Sekimizu urged maritime community to pay attention to lessons learnt from the Costa Concordia accident, during his opening address speech at  IMO Sub- Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW, 1st session). Mr Sekimizu stressed the importance of..

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Condition survey requirement for tankers carrying HFO as cargo

On February 21st, 2014

Please click at image below to view the Annual Declaration Form for Carriage of HFO (for P&I owned entered vessels having carried HFO in the period from March 20, 2013 to March 20, 2014). Circular issued by the American P&I Club The American P&I Club has issued circular No 8/14 regarding condition survey requirement for..

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DNV-GL makes sustainability the foundation of the certification process

On February 21st, 2014

Bringing the most critical risks to business success into the certification process DNV GL - Business Assurance raises the bar for management systems through the launch of Next Generation Risk based Certification. "We have come to a point where businesses can't perform well without doing good. Sustainability has to be an integrated part when successful..

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