2014 April

DP World reports volume growth for first quarter of 2014

On April 28th, 2014

DP World Limited will hold its Annual General Meeting for the year ended 31 December 2013. DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem will make the following statement regarding operational performance in the first quarter of 2014. “DP World Limited handled 14.3 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals during..

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AMSA issues Marine Notice re STCW Security Training Requirements (In effect from 1 April 2014)

On April 28th, 2014

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has issued Marine Notice No 07/2014 to draw the attention of ship owners, masters, officers, ratings, seafarer training organisations and marine pilots to the requirements for security training in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended (STCW) and the following..

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USCG cutter seizes more than a ton of cocaine

On April 25th, 2014

140 miles off the coast of Panama The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active seized an estimated 2,300 pounds of cocaine, worth approximately $37 million, in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean some 140 miles off the coast of Panama late last month. Active, home ported in Port Angeles, Wash., was on routine..

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Minimum safe manning certificates

On April 24th, 2014

  The Republic of the Marshall Islands issued a letter to Regional Marine Safety Offices, Nautical Inspectors, Masters and Owners/Agents to advise that on 30 November 2011, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted Resolution A.1047(27), Principles of Minimum Safe Manning, which revokes Resolution A.890(21). The Principles of Minimum Safe Manning, consist of: Guidelines for the application of principles..

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RINA launches voluntary notation for Eco-ships

On April 24th, 2014

Class notation granted to vessels which contribute in environmental performance International classification society RINA has launched a new goal-based class voluntary notation, GREEN PLUS. The voluntary notation will be based on an environmental performance index which covers all aspects of the vessel's impact on the environment, including carbon emissions. RINA's GREEN STAR notation has become a watchword for environmental excellence..

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2002 Passenger ship liability and compensation treaty enters into force

On April 23rd, 2014

  Empowering national courts to compensate for death, injury or damage The Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 2002, which substantially raises the limits of liability for the death of, or personal injury to, a passenger on a ship, enters into force on 23 April 2014. The higher..

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EU Parliament’s change of heart on MRV of CO2 emissions

On April 16th, 2014

The plenary of the European Parliament (EP) adopted its report on the Commission proposal for a Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Regulation of CO2 emissions from ships calling at EU ports. Previously, the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee of the EP had endorsed the decision of Greek Rapporteur MEP Theodoros Skylakakis to..

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Ship wreck-removal convention to enter into force

On April 15th, 2014

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following the deposit, on 14 April 2014, of an instrument of ratification by Denmark, with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Among several provisions, the Convention will place financial responsibility for the removal of certain hazardous wrecks on shipowners, making..

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Nairobi International Convention to come into force on April 14, 2015

On April 15th, 2014

                    April 14, 2015: 12 months after Denmark’s ratification The Convention will come into force on 14 April 2015, 12 months after Denmark's ratification. The following states have ratified the Convention: Bulgaria Denmark Germany India Iran Malaysia Morocco Nigeria Palau United Kingdom   From 14 April 2015,..

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ClassNK Releases Design Support Tools for EEDI Verification

On April 15th, 2014

Minimum Propulsion Power Calculation Software / ISO-based Progressive Speed Trial Analysis   ClassNK has released the new PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower software.PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower was developed to help shipyards comply with the EEDI requirements of the Amendment to MARPOL Annex VI by calculating minimum propulsion power requirements in compliance with the IMO 2013 INTERIM GUIDELINES FOR DETERMINING MINIMUM PROPULSION POWER TO MAINTAIN THE..

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