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IMO Secretary-General Visits Russia

On September 21st, 2017

Kitack Lim on Nadezhda By MarEx 2017-09-20 19:58:25 Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the IMO, made a formal visit to Russia September 16-20, his first visit to the Russian Federation since he was elected Secretary-General in 2015. Lim met with top officials of the Transport Ministry to discuss greenhouse gas emissions and the sulfur emission requirements..

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Amendments of 2016 to the Code of the MLC,2006 (enter into force on 8-January-2019)

On September 13th, 2017

Amendments of 2016 to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) were approved by the delegates at the 105th annual meeting of the International Labour Conference overwhelmingly voted in favour of further amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, in order to better protect seafarers against shipboard harassment and bullying and to allow..

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IMO Releases Ballast Water Management Video

On September 11th, 2017

  By MarEx 2017-09-09 02:31:04 The IMO has released a video explaining the Ballast Water Management Convention which entered into force on September 8. The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments  requires ships to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge..

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A new guide to the Ballast Water Convention

On September 6th, 2017

Danish Shipping launches a new guide regarding the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention, which will enter into force on 8 September 2017. The Little Blue Book on Ballast Water can be downloaded here. The Little Blue Book on Ballast Water In a few days, the Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force...

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USCG Fines Bulker for Untreated Ballast Discharge

On August 25th, 2017

By MarEx 2017-08-23 15:47:15 On August 16, the U.S. Coast Guard fined the newly built bulker ANSAC Moon Bear a penalty of $5,000 for discharging untreated ballast water into the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. USCG inspectors from Marine Safety Unit Portland found evidence of an unauthorized, untreated discharge when they examined the Bear's log..

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ABS Report Reveals Key Insights into BWMS

On August 14th, 2017

Image: ABS ABS published a report providing insights into how industry is progressing with ballast water management (BWM) systems. Based on input provided by owners and operators with BWM systems on board their vessels, the report covers a range of topics, including installation, commissioning and operations of BWM systems. “It is important to share with..

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California – Ballast Water *Update*

On August 11th, 2017

The State of California has adopted new legislation on ballast water management, taking effect on 1 July 2017. The California State Lands Commission (SLC) has adopted new rules on ballast water management and these will take effect in the State of California on 1 July 2017. These rules codify enforcement of the Californian Marine Invasive..

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ICS Class Exclusive Office in Paraguay 🇵🇾

On August 8th, 2017

ICS Class Exclusive Office in Paraguay 🇵🇾 ICS Class continues to expand its worldwide network coverage and professional certification services .New location is based at Asunción and aims to promote and expand our class and statutory certification services within the Paraguay 🇵🇾 market. ICS Class, a leading Non-IACS Panamanian Class Society, provider of  ship certification..

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Paris MoU releases CIC results on MLC

On August 2nd, 2017

Image Credit: Paris MoU The Paris MoU has released a report including the results of its latest CIC which focused on compliance with  MLC requirements. The campaign was carried out between 1 Sept to 30 Nov 2016 where a total of 3,674 inspections were carried out and a  total of 42 ships were detained. Principal..

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CIC Questionnaire on Safety of Navigation is now available

On August 2nd, 2017

Paris MoU has released the  questionnaire for the forthcoming CIC on safety of navigation in compliance with SOLAS Chapter V. The aim of the CIC is to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention, the overall status of the vessel’s navigation safety, and the competency of crew involved in navigation operations. The Paris..

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