2015 May

BS MOU issues Annual Report for 2014

On May 29th, 2015

5,092 initial inspections conducted, 18350 deficiencies reported Black Sea MOU has issued its PSC Annual report for the period between 1st January and 31st December 2014. During this period: a total of 5,092 initial inspections, representing 0.24 per cent increase as compared with 5,080 initial inspections in 2013. The regional inspection rate is 69.41% which..

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ILO issues ‘Compendium of Maritime Labour Instruments’

On May 29th, 2015

Feat. MLC, Seafarer’s ID Convention and the Fishing Convention ILO published ‘Compendium of Maritime Labour Instruments' book containing its three landmark Convention adopted for seafarers' better working and living conditions: the first is one of the International Labour Organization's most innovative and successful international labour Conventions, the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and other related Conventions, the..

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Surveys, Verifications and Certification

On May 29th, 2015

All ships must be surveyed and verified by officers of the flag State Administrations or recognized organizations (ROs)/recognized security organizations (RSOs)/nominated surveyors so that relevant certificates can be issued to establish that the ships are designed, constructed, maintained and managed in compliance with the requirements of IMO Conventions, Codes and other instruments. IMO Conventions, Codes..

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Remi Eriksen appointed new Group CEO at DNV GL

On May 29th, 2015

The Board of Directors of DNV GL Group has appointed Remi Eriksen as the company’s new Group President & CEO. He is succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who is retiring on 1 August. Since October 2014, the Board of Directors has undertaken an extensive executive search and selection process to find and appoint the new DNV..

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USCG issues alert on fixed fire extinguishing systems onboard

On May 28th, 2015

Crew should receive appropriate training on CO2 system operation USCG has issued safety alert on fixed CO2 fire fighting systems due to recent safety concerns discovered on vessels. It is critical that operators of vessels with fixed CO2 systems are familiar with the operation of the systems; conduct periodic inspections of the systems for readiness,..

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LR to class 3,600 TEU container ships for Maersk Line

On May 28th, 2015

LR recently signed a significant contract with COSCO Zhoushan Shipyard in China for the classification of seven new 3,600 TEU container ships. Owned by Maersk Line, the vessels will be built to Danish Flag and have a length of 200 meters and a breadth of 35.2 meters. The ships will be built according to LR's..

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ICS Class admitted to TSCI membership

On May 28th, 2015

ICS Class was admitted as TSCI membership. The decision was taken unanimously during the last plenary meeting of TSCI Council held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from May 20th till May 22nd of 2015. The International Association of Technical Survey & Classification Institutions (TSCI) is an international association founded on December 15th, 1961 by an..

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New CIC on enclosed spaces to be launched this year

On May 27th, 2015

Paris MOU announced new CICs for both 2015 & 2016 Paris MOU held its 48th Committee meeting in the Netherlands last week in which confirming the subject of its new Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CICs) for 2015 and 2016. Paris MoU jointly with Tokyo MOU will initiate a Concentrated Inspection Campaign this year (September- November) on..

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Navigation Safety Deficiencies Top MOU List

On May 26th, 2015

Safety of navigation deficiencies have topped the Indian Ocean MOU list of deficiencies for the fourth consecutive year. The MOU’s overall detention rate has declined, with 379 ships detained in 2014 giving an overall detention rate of 6.26 percent. This is down from 7.07 percent in 2013. The statistics are available in the newly-released sixteenth..

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New requirements for stability instruments on tankers

On May 26th, 2015

DNV GL Statutory Update DNV GL issued Statutory Update to inform about the new requirements for stability instruments on oil tankers, chemical tankers and gas carriers. The new requirements for onboard stability instruments applicable to all tankers will be effective from 1st January 2016. MARPOL Annex I Ch.4, the IBC/BCH Code and the IGC/GC Code..

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