U.S. Type-Approves First Ballast Water Treatment System

On December 7th, 2016

By MarEx 2016-12-02 15:26:08 One of the main stumbling blocks for the successful implementation of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention is retreating now that the U.S. Coast Guard has issued its first type approval certificate for a ballast water treatment system. The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the certificate to Norway’s Optimarin..

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LR’s emergency response service boosted by Seasafe acquisition

On December 7th, 2016

An unexpected incident, such as a grounding, a collision or an explosion, can result in complex technical challenges, all requiring a fast and effective response. Therefore, LR has added to its portfolio of advanced data, digital and software solutions with the acquisition of Seasafe Marine Software & Computation (Seasafe). LR’s ship emergency response service (SERS),..

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What’s on IMO Agenda for MSC97

On November 18th, 2016

IMO is about to hold its 97th session of Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) next week, 21-25 November, at IMO Headquarters, in London including many topics on the agenda for either adoption or further discussion. Specifically, the MSC is expected to adopt: Draft amendments to SOLAS, including amendments to subdivision and damage stability regulations in SOLAS..

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DMCA, DNV GL sign ‘innovation’ agreement

On November 16th, 2016

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA)  has announced the signing of an agreement with DNV GL at the DNV GL National Committee with a view to collaborate on several maritime innovation initiatives. The agreement was signed in Dubai between Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, and Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO DNV GL Maritime. The new partnership aims..

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Use training to direct the future of shipping, ICS chairman says

On November 15th, 2016

Training acts not only as a career enhancer, but also plays an essential role in the modernisation of the shipping industry as a whole, said Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), as he delivered the keynote speech at this year’s Crew Connect Global Conference in Manila.          ..

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Turkey highlights shipping’s indispensable role

On November 14th, 2016

Shipping’s unique role in providing most of everything that the world’s people need and want was once again the focus for an international audience, as Turkey hosted the 2016 World Maritime Day Parallel Event through 4-6 November. The event in Istanbul , which focused on the World Maritime Day theme, “Shipping: Indispensable to the World” was formally..

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Application for MLC certificates kicks off

On November 11th, 2016

The Swedish P&I Club has announced the onset of the application process for MLC Certificates and therefore advised operators to fill in the combined Application and Undertaking Form. The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force on 18 January 2017 and operators have the three following options in the Application Form so far as Certificate validity..

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MEPC Delays Ballast Water Treatment Decisions

On November 7th, 2016

By Jad Mouawad (*) 2016-11-01 20:04:11 As the entry into force of the Ballast Water Management Convention is set for the September 8, 2017, the topics on the agenda for the MEPC 70 earlier this month highlighted the urgency in finding certainty on two levels: 1 - Equipment to be installed and their efficacy and efficiency (i.e...

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IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement

On October 28th, 2016

IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement                   In a landmark decision for..

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EMSA issues Equasis Annual Report 2015

On October 26th, 2016

EMSA issued Equasis Annual Report 2015 providing a picture of the worlds’ merchant fleet in 2015, derived from data contained in the Equasis database. It examines the structure and characteristics of the fleet and its performance. Merchant Fleet Population Overview The Equasis fleet is dominated (81%) by small and medium sized ships up to 24.999..

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