2015 October

IMO Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS)

On October 30th, 2015

The audit of all Member States will become mandatory from 1 January 2016, to determine the extent to which they give full and complete effect to their obligations and responsibilities contained in a number of IMO treaty instruments. The mandatory IMO instruments included in the scope of the Scheme cover safety of life at sea..

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Training the auditors

On October 30th, 2015

The auditing of IMO Member States to assess how effectively they administer and implement key IMO instruments becomes mandatory on 1 January 2016. As part of the preparation for that process, the first training course for audit team leaders under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme is now being held at IMO Headquarters (26-30 October). The..

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Addressing the safety of ships on non-international voyages

On October 30th, 2015

​A two-day (27-29 October) regional seminar on the enhancement of safety of ships carrying passengers on non-international voyages concluded today in Penang, Malaysia. The seminar provided an update on the latest developments undertaken by IMO in addressing safety of passengers’ ships engaged in domestic services. The seminar also highlighted the need to develop a structured..

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DNV GL Innovation Day examines shipping in the age of digitalization

On October 30th, 2015

Our ships in the digital world’ says DNV GL “Data-smart shipping is a lot about leveraging and capitalizing on already existing opportunities. It’s not only about generating new big sets of data, but about using and managing the data already available in a smart way,” said Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, in..

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New requirements for installing and operating inert gas systems

On October 30th, 2015

Main changes The fitting of a fixed inert gas system will be required for tankers of 8,000 tonnes deadweight (dwt) and over, constructed (keel laid) on or after 1 January, 2016. Previously, this applied only to tankers of 20,000 tonnes dwt and over. Tankers 8,000 dwt and over, carrying low-flashpoint cargoes, and constructed (keel laid)..

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Flag State 2015: Top 10 Ship Registers by Lloyd’s List Intelligence

On October 29th, 2015

Infographic by Lloyd's List Intelligence: (Click on the image for full size) Source: Lloyd's List

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Lloyd’s List Awards Asia 2015

On October 29th, 2015

A momentous night for the Asia shipping industry! The annual Lloyd’s List Asia Awards gala event was held at Singapore’s Fullerton Hotel, on 28 October in the centre of the city’s central business district: Click Here Diverse field of recognition tilts toward Singapore, with Maritime Foundation’s executive director David Chin honoured for pioneer achievement NEPTUNE Orient..

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Special requirements for Emergency Escape Breathing Devices

On October 29th, 2015

Bahamas flagged vessels Offshore units certified under the 1979, 1989 or 2009 Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU Code) shall be provided with EEBDs as if they were SOLAS certified. SOLAS Chapter II-2, Regulation 13.3.4 specifies the following minimum carriage requirement for EEBDs in accommodation spaces: (1) Cargo ships:..

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Panama Canal Update

On October 29th, 2015

The Panama Canal Expansion Program will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity. The new locks will have three chambers, water-saving basins, lateral filling and emptying system & rolling gates. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and Miguel Hincapie, Panamanian Foreign..

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Tonnage based manning requirements for dual-tonnage vessels

On October 29th, 2015

The table provides clarity for vessels measured under both 46 U.S.C. Chapters 143 and 145, the Regulatory Measurement System (GRT) and the Convention Measurement System (GT ITC). GRT is used to determine the number of crew required. However, in certain cases depending on voyage and vessel particulars, the Convention Measurement System (GT ITC) is applied..

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