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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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IMO FAL41 Outcome

On April 20th, 2017

The IMO Facilitation Committee held its 42st Session (FAL 41), from Tuesday 4 through Friday 7 April 2017. Mr Y Melanas (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) chaired the meeting together with his Vice Chair, Mrs M Angsell (SWEDEN), both of whom were subsequently re-elected for 2018. Two Working Groups (WG) were formed and chaired as follows: WG1 –..

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ABS: How to qualify new technologies

On April 7th, 2017

ABS has issued Guidance Note to describe the ABS approach for qualification of new technologies in order to confirm their ability to perform intended functions in accordance with defined performance requirements. They also provide details of the required submittals, the ABS review process and the key interaction points with ABS during the new technology development...

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New inspection regime for Isle of Man Ship Registry

On April 4th, 2017

The Isle of Man Ship Registry announced that is plotting a new course, with an overhaul of its ship inspection regime. Since its inception, the Registry has dispatched its own surveyors to conduct inspections on more than 400 vessels in the Manx-flagged fleet. However, the fleet has grown in size and scope, and coverage in limited time windows has become more difficult. From 1..

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Inspection reported three ship detentions in IOMOU region

On April 4th, 2017

Indian Port State Control presented the preliminary results of the concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on cargo securing arrangements, during which three ships were detained in the Indian Ocean MOU region. The campaign was carried out in the Indian Ocean MOU region between 1st September 2016 and 30th November 2016 and was conducted in conjunction with the..

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Indian MoU issues Annual Report for 2016

On April 3rd, 2017

The Indian MOU has issued its Annual Report on the Port State Control in the Indian Ocean region (IOMOU) for 2016. The port State control system aims to verify whether foreign flagged vessels calling at a port of a State, comply with applicable International Maritime Conventions. Each Authority ensures that foreign merchant ships visiting its..

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AMSA issues its Port State Control for 2016

On March 28th, 2017

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued its Annual Report on Port State Control for 2016, which summarises AMSA’s PSC activities and reports on the performance of commercial shipping companies. While there was an increase in the detention rate and rate of deficiencies per inspection, the overall picture indicates that PSC regime continued to exert a positive influence on..

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Guarantee of Payment needed for vessels PCSOPEP

On March 28th, 2017

The Panama Canal Authority reminds operators that Section 1.4.5 of OP Notice to Shipping No. N-12-2017 “Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (PCSOPEP) Requirements” states that vessels in non-compliance with PCSOPEP requirements shall provide a satisfactory guarantee regarding sanctions that may be imposed by ACP, in accordance with Chapter XI “Offenses, Sanctions and Sanctioning Proceedings” of..

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InterTraining – BWM Module

On March 27th, 2017

Welcome to InterTraining First at all we would like to welcome you to our training platform: InterTraining https://surveyors.icsclass.org/ Description ICS Class-Head Office have created a dynamic and friendly distant learning platform to understand the implementation of IMO/National regulations and survey requirements on technical aspects of Ballast Water Management accessible through a learning portal where you..

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Five important things that shipowners of Panamanian flagged vessels must do to get ready for BWMC

On March 24th, 2017

Following the accession of Finland, which brought the combined tonnage of contracting States to the treaty to 35.1441%, with 52 contracting Parties, the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) will enter into force September 8, 2017. Under the Convention’s terms, ships will be required to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the..

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