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DNVGL rolls out electronic (digital) certificates across entire fleet

On October 19th, 2017

For the past few years, DNVGL has been working on pilot projects with several owners and flag administrations, to test and gain acceptance for the use of electronic certificates. This has resulted in more than 45 flag state administrations already having granted DNVGL the authority to issue electronic statutory certificates on their behalf, with more..

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Four big BWM challenges for consideration

On September 29th, 2017

Mr Giles Candy, Business Development, Environcleanse, discusses the biggest challenges that industry should pay attention for effective implementation of the BWM Convention which entered into force on September 8th Mr. Candy encourages operators to focus on accurate information, never make plans at last minute, use a successful BWTS which impacts vessel operations as little as..

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Paris MoU celebrates 35 years on PSC

On September 25th, 2017

Credit: Paris MoU The Paris MoU is pleased to announce that this year marks the 35th anniversary when the Memorandum on Port State Control was signed by 14 countries and has produced an infographic to illustrate major milestones accomplished over these years. The Paris MoU was established in 1982 and since then, the agreement has..

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Fair Game: The competition for new business heats up.

On September 25th, 2017

By Wendy Laursen 2017-08-25 16:21:23 (This article was originally published in the 2017 July/August edition) INTERNATIONAL SHIP REGISTRIES have never quite managed to rid themselves of the label “flag of convenience.” The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has worked for over a decade conducting inspections and promoting collective bargaining agreements for seafarers’ wages as part..

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IMO Called on to Develop a Marine Investigation Code (MIC)

On September 21st, 2017

Speaking at this week's IUMI 2017 conference in Tokyo, international marine and engineering consultancy and survey company LOC Group called for greater clarity from the IMO to better manage maritime casualties. Captain Jonathan Walker, a consultant from LOC's Singapore office, said "We would like to see IMO develop a Marine Investigation Code to govern shipping..

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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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