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100 days to go – are you ready? The BWM Convention enters into force on 8 September 2017

On June 6th, 2017

With the deadline getting closer, DNV GL wants to remind you that every ship affected by the BWM Convention must have an International Ballast Water Management Certificate. And, to avoid a last-minute rush: the sooner the better. This news provides an update of some critical issues related to the convention. The IMO’s International Convention for the Control and Management..

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Ballast Water Compliance: More than a System, it is Knowledge

On June 5th, 2017

Ballast Water Compliance: More than a System, it is Knowledge By Bryan Bjorndal June 2, 2017 Port State Control inspection of BW records (Photo: Assure Controls) The soon to be enforced ballast water regulations are manageable – if you pay attention The ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention date is fast approaching, and..

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Guidelines for cyber risk management on IMO agenda next week

On June 2nd, 2017

IMO will held its Maritime Safety Committee, 98th Session, next week from June 7  to 16, 2017 in London, IMO Headquarters to discuss latest developments with respect to maritime safety-related issues. Among  many issues under review, MSC 98, will put forward the proposal for Guidelines on maritime cyber risk management. In particular, the MSC will discuss..

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Paris MoU, Tokyo MoU announce CIC on ECDIS

On June 1st, 2017

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has announced that it will be conducting a concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) jointly with the Tokyo MoU. The CIC will focus on navigation safety, including Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS).The Black Sea MoU will also participate in same CIC campaign. The campaign will be held for three months,..

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ICS Class: High performance level on PSC in the Asia-Pacific Region (Tokyo MOU)

On April 28th, 2017

ICS Class achieved a high performance level on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific region (Tokyo MOU) in the last three years (2014-2016) according to the  Annual Report of Tokyo MOU 2016 recently published. ICS Class in numbers (2014-2016): -No. of overall inspections: 1673 -No. of responsible detentions:  7 -Low/Medium Limit: 43 -Medium/High Limit: 24..

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Troublesome paper certificates and why the maritime industry must embrace e-Certificates

On April 26th, 2017

  As a result of ongoing commercial challenges and regulatory changes in the maritime industry, maritime organisations are undergoing many radical strategic and business model changes, including the drive to modernise outdated business processes. One of the prominent approaches for driving efficiencies, reducing costs and gaining competitive advantages has been through technological innovation. An existing..

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USCG advises shippers on anti-terrorism measures

On April 20th, 2017

The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) has mandated that the US Coast Guard evaluate the effectiveness of anti-terrorism measures in foreign ports and provides for the imposition of conditions of entry on vessels arriving to the United States from countries that do not maintain effective anti-terrorism measures. The Coast Guard has determined that..

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Seafarers’ payment during piracy discussed at ILO meetings

On April 20th, 2017

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) actively participated, on behalf of the Maritime Employers’ Group, in the International Labour Organization (ILO) Working Group of the Special Tripartite Committee (STC), established under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) – the international treaty covering minimum working and living standards for seafarers. The Working Group’s meeting took place in Geneva,..

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USCG’s PSC 2016 Annual Report shows drop in detentions

On April 20th, 2017

The US Coast Guard’s Port State Control 2016 Annual Report has been released by the Foreign and Offshore Compliance Division of the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, mentioning a decrease in detentions from 202 to 103, its lowest through the last five years. The foresaid report provides key statistics related to the enforcement of regulations under..

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World’s largest containership brought into service

On April 20th, 2017

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that the MOL Triumph, the world’s largest containership with a carrying capacity of 20,170 TEU, successfully arrived at Yangshan Port in Shanghai on April 10, 2017. MOL took delivery of MOL Triumph, the first of six 20,000 TEU-class containerships from Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. on March 27. The ship’s..

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