2015 March

VIKING LifeCraft concept welcomed at IMO

On March 31st, 2015

Concept presented to the IMO's Sub-Committee SSE2 The concept was presented to the International Maritime Organization's Sub-Committee on Ships Systems and Equipment in London on 25th March, with the full support of the Danish Maritime Authority. More than 180 delegates stayed beyond the day's normal business to hear from Niels Fraende, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment vice..

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USCG issues advisory re current anti-terrorism measures

On March 31st, 2015

Terminals in Yemen are no longer maintaining effective measures The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) has mandated that the United States Coast Guard (USCG) evaluate the effectiveness of anti-terrorism measures in foreign ports and provides for the imposition of conditions of entry on vessels arriving to the United States from countries that do..

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Alternative methods for lifeboat drills on mobile offshore units

On March 31st, 2015

LR Statutory Alert Lloyd's Register (LR) issued a Statutory Alert regarding the alternative methods for lifeboat drills on mobile offshore units. The Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, 2009 (the 2009 MODU Code) requires lifeboats to be launched and manoeuvred in the water at least once every three months, as far..

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CSS Code amendment for containerships

On March 31st, 2015

Application of MSC 1/ Circ. 1352 DNV GL has recently issued regulatory update on the application of MSC.1/CIRC.1352 (CSS Code Annex 14) for container vessels and other vessels equipped for carriage of containers. The amendment to the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code) Annex 14, “Guidance on Providing Safe Working..

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IMO Sub-Committee on SSE Outcome

On March 31st, 2015

Session 2, from 23 to 27 March 2015, London The IMO's Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment held its 2nd Session (SSE2) from Monday 23 through Friday 27 March 2015. 72 Member plus 1 Associate States together with 1 United Nations Agency, 2 Inter-Governmental and 32 Non-Governmental organisations enrolled for the meeting. It was chaired..

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Safety and Shipping Review 2015

On March 31st, 2015

New report by Allianz unveils all trends and developments in shipping losses and safety during 2015 Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) issued an annual review of trends and developments in shipping losses and safety, entitled as 'Safety and Shipping Review 2015'. This review focuses on key developments in maritime safety and analyzes shipping losses..

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LR releases Container Certification Scheme 2015

On March 27th, 2015

Ensuring containers are safe and certified correctly Lloyd’s Register launched Container Certification Scheme 2015 to ensure offshore and onshore containers are safe and certified correctly. Aimed at both manufacturers and operators of equipment in the intermodal industry, the Lloyd’s Register Container Certification Scheme (LRCCS) gives industry the very latest requirements for the design, inspection and..

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Russia Names Nominee for IMO Secretary General

On March 27th, 2015

The nominee is Mr.Vitaly Klyev, Deputy Director, State Policy for Maritime and River Transport Russia for the first time puts forward its candidate to compete for the post of IMO Secretary-General The Russian Federation has sent to the Secretariat of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) a statement on the nomination of a candidate for the..

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IMO News Magazine 2015- Issue 01 published

On March 27th, 2015

IMO online magazine is now available with a brand new design   IMO has issued the first issue of 2015 of its online magazine with a brand new design including a wide range of topics as follows: 'Maritime education and Training' WMD theme IMO Sec-Gen welcomes revised industry stance on BW Safety Provisions on Polar Code..

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STCW gap-closing requirements

On March 27th, 2015

Additional training and/or assessments required for certain STCW endorsements USCG National Maritime Center informs that the regulatory changes that became effective on 24 March 2014 require additional training and/or assessments for certain Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) endorsements. These "gap-closing" requirements must be met by mariners who hold STCW endorsements issued under the..

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