2015 April

Liberia number one open register for Greek owners and operators

On April 14th, 2015

Greece records a net total of 20 new registrations in twelve-months Figures released by the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee (GSCC) show that Liberia has further strengthened its position as the undisputed leading open registry of choice for Greek shipowners and operators. The GSCC statistics show that, in the year to end-March 2015, the number of..

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The Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention enters into force

On April 14th, 2015

 ​​The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks provides a set of uniform international rules for the prompt and effective removal of wrecks located in a country’s exclusive economic zone or equivalent 200 nautical miles zone. The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks enters into force on Tuesday (14 April 2015). The Convention places strict liability on..

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Measures for onboard lifting appliances and winches

On April 9th, 2015

Adopted during IMO Sub-Committee on SSE, March 23-27 2015 IMO's Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment, 2nd Session unanimously agreed that more robust guidelines for the safety of onboard lifting appliances and winches should be developed and, referring to the decision of MSC 89 that the Committee's approval should be sought before undertaking any technical..

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Progress on goal-based approach for SOLAS chapter II-2

On April 9th, 2015

During IMO Sub-Committee on SSE IMO's Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment, 2nd Session, furthered its work on developing a goal based approach to standards and in the development of a new framework of requirements for safety objectives and functional requirements for the approval of alternative design and arrangements for fire safety and life-saving appliances...

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SOLAS amendment on additional fire-extinguishing arrangements agreed

On April 9th, 2015

During IMO Sub-Committee on SSE The IMO's Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment held its 2nd Session (SSE2), 23-27 March 2015, where draft amendments to SOLAS regulations II-2/1.2.9 and II-2/10.5.1.2.2 relating to machinery spaces of category A containing only oil-fired boilers agreed, for submission to MSC 96 with a view to approval and subsequent adoption...

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IMO to launch Women in Maritime Association for the Caribbean

On April 9th, 2015

Deepening the integration of women in the Caribbean maritime sector The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will launch its seventh Women in Maritime Association (WIMA) chapter in the Caribbean at an inaugural conference to be held in Jamaica from April 13-17, 2015. This is in keeping with the IMO's gender programme which was launched some 27..

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Design boost for lifeboats

On April 9th, 2015

Re-evaluating the approach to the design of lifeboats The approach to the design of all-weather lifeboats is set for a re-evaluation as part of a major study being led by Newcastle University and the RNLI, with support from Lloyds' Register. Set up to explore how new technology, materials and approaches can be used to improve..

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SOLAS amendments on ventilation of closed vehicle, ro-ro and special category spaces

On April 9th, 2015

During IMO Sub- Committee on SSE   The IMO's Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment held its 2nd Session (SSE2) 23-27 March 2015 in which SOLAS amendments on ventilation of closed vehicle, ro-ro and special category spaces finalized for submission to MSC 95 for adoption. The draft amendments had been approved by MSC 94 but..

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IMO sets smoke management requirements

On April 9th, 2015

During IMO Sub- Committee on SSE The IMO's Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment held its 2nd Session (SSE2) 23-27 March 2015 in which draft Performance standards, functional requirements and system requirements for the assessment of smoke management systems were finalized for submission to MSC 95 and therefore for approval. The draft performance standards and..

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MSC Oscar enters the Panama Registry

On April 7th, 2015

The ship has a length of 394 meters, a capacity of about 19,224 TEUs The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) has announced that the Merchant Marine Department has inscribed in the Panama Registry the world’s largest container ship, the MSC Oscar. The AMP says this is a reflection of the effort made by the present administration, to attract..

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