2017 July

BWM Rules Threaten Small-Sized Ships

On July 25th, 2017

An amended implementation scheme for ships to comply with the D-2 biological standard under the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) was tentatively accepted at the 71st session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71). The MEPC delayed the implementation schedule for existing ships to comply with the Convention, which aims to stem the transfer..

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Why investment in training is important?

On July 24th, 2017

DNV GL recently performed a survey on maritime safety in four different regions: Greece, Middle East, Norway and Germany. The results reflected the industry’s focus on safety and presented direction on how to improve safety at sea. The main conclusion of the survey is that the crew is the key and that to improve safety..

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USCG updates electronic chart policy

On July 20th, 2017

Image hereabove is used for illustration purposes only The U.S. Coast Guard announced an update to its navigation guidance for the use of electronic charts in lieu of paper charts and publications. The updated version of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-16 identifies voluntary acceptable equivalencies to paper charts and publications, as well as position fixing..

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Third ship detained in Paris MoU region in last three years

On July 20th, 2017

Credit: Paris MoU On 6 July 2017, the “ACORUS” vessel was detained in Port of Asprogirpos, Greece, according to Paris MoU. This is the third detention in the Paris MoU region within the last 36 months. The ship flies the flag of Moldova Republic, which is black on the current Paris MoU WGB (white-grey-black) list. Therefore,..

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Everything You Need to Know About EU MRV Compliance

On July 18th, 2017

By Tobias Konick, CEO, First Choice Carbon 2017-07-17 16:54:17 With less than two months to go until the first compliance deadline, getting ready for the new EU regulations on monitoring, reporting and verification of fuel consumption (MRV Shipping) has become top priority for shipowners and managers with operations in European waters Participation in MRV Shipping is..

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Preparing for Concentrated Inspection Campaigns 2017

On July 18th, 2017

As the Port State Control’s concentrated inspection campaigns (CIC) on Safety of Navigation and Life Saving Appliances will start on 1 September 2017, DNV GL summarizes considerations on how to prepare for the upcoming inspections. CICs are periodical inspections that focus on a specific topic and are carried out during routine PSC inspections with an..

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Paris MoU Records Increase in Bans

On July 14th, 2017

By MarEx 2017-07-13 19:25:31 The Paris MoU has released its full annual report for 2016 highlighting a large increase in bans within the region: 20 bans compared to 11 in 2015. The detention rate has also increased from 3.4 to 3.8 percent. The number of detainable deficiencies has increased 7.3 percent compared to 2015. In..

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IMO MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COMMITTEE (MEPC 71) 3–7 JULY 2017

On July 10th, 2017

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee held its 71st Session (MEPC 71) from Monday 3 through Friday 7 July 2017 under the Chairmanship of Mr Arsenio Domingues (PANAMA) and his Vice-Chair, Mr Hideako Saito (JAPAN).  Mr Domingues chaired the Committee for a final time, having chosen to stand down from re-election, following which Mr Saito..

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Ballast Water Treatment: Industry Needs Clarity

On July 5th, 2017

By MarEx 2017-07-04 19:48:30 The IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 71) is now under way at IMO Headquarters in London (July 3-7). A key item on the agenda is the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention, which will enter into force on September 8, 2017. The Committee will consider draft amendments to..

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Marine Environment Protection Committee opens

On July 4th, 2017

  A busy Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) is now under way at IMO Headquarters in London (3-7 July). A key item on the agenda is the implementation of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, which will enter into force on 8 September 2017. The Committee will consider draft amendments to the BWM Convention..

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