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ICS Class: The best performance of a Panamanian RO in Black Sea MOU

On June 7th, 2017

We are pleased to present the sixteenth issue of the Annual Report on Port State Control in the Black Sea region which is published under the auspices of the Port State Control Committee of the Black Sea MOU. Port State Control is of particular importance to the BS MOU member Authorities due to the role..

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WMU, DNV GL Maritime Academy join hands on new program

On June 6th, 2017

  The World Maritime University (WMU) and DNV GL Maritime Academy have launched a new Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Safety and Security (MSS) to help people involved in shipping operations, as well as the associated regulatory framework, develop the vital understanding of all aspects of safety and security required in today’s complex maritime industry. “WMU..

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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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