Maritime Safety Committee Moves on Fuel Safety, Autonomy, E-Nav

MSC 101 The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 101 session, was held June 5-14, with oil fuel safety, autonomous shipping, e-navigation and ferry safety featuring in the outcomes. Fuel Safety Following discussion on ship safety issues relating to the implementation of the 0.50 percent sulfur cap, the MSC adopted a resolution providing recommended interim measures to enhance the safety of… Read more →

Paris MoU Publishes New Performance Lists

file photo courtesy of Diamantino Rosa BY MAREX 2019-06-17 05:31:02 At its 52nd meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2018 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flags and Recognized Organizations (ROs). These lists will take effect from 1 July 2019. The “White, Grey and Black List” presents the full spectrum, from quality flags to flags with a… Read more →

China, South Korea agree on exemptions from ballast water exchange rules.

China, South Korea agree on exemptions from ballast water exchange rules In regard to the difficulties found in conducting a safe and efficient ballast water exchange in the waters between China and South Korea, the two countries have agreed on exemption of ballast water exchange requirements for international ships sailing between these two regions, BIMCO informed. The agreement applies to… Read more →

IMO: the chance of postponing 1 January 2020 deadline is zero.

The BIMCO Bulletin met with Frederick Kenney, Director of Legal and External Affairs at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to talk about why there is no chance that the 2020 sulphur limit deadline will be pushed, what will happen if ships experience operational problems because of the new fuels, and why regulation of open-loop scrubbers should be consistent rather than regional. While… Read more →

Paris MoU: Results of CIC on MARPOL Annex VI

The Paris MoU published results of its Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI between 1 September and 30 November 2018. The overall detention rate was 0.2% for CIC-topic deficiency rate (average number of deficiencies reported per inspection), which is a satisfactory result, Paris MoU said. The objective of the CIC was to provide indications as to the industry’s level of… Read more →

75 countries may face the chop from the IMO “White List”

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) maintains a “White List” which is a list of member states (countries) who have confirmed to the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) to be following the relevant provisions of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW). A position on the White List means that certificates issued by or… Read more →

Advisory: Ballast water Management

The uncontrolled spread of nonindigenous species continues to be an important concern for the marine industry. Studies of the impacts of the spread of nonindigenous invasive species are frequently published. In response regulations mandating the treatment of ship’s ballast water have been promulgated. The ballast water treatment market and regulatory framework for compliance continues to expand with new ballast water… Read more →

KR Launches Remote Survey Service for Ocean Going Vessels

The Korean Register (KR) has launched a new remote survey service for any of the classification society’s vessels engaged in international – ocean going – voyages.  The scope of KR’s remote survey service is limited to classification surveys. A remote survey is a method to conduct a survey through bi-directional communication with a vessel, by sharing photographs, video contents and… Read more →

Digitalization on the way for shipping: Are we ready?

Digitalization on the way for shipping: Are we ready? Do you think the entire shipping industry will be completely digitalized by 2025? is the question posed by SAFETY4SEA, in our latest online poll in which the majority of our readers (63%) answered negatively, although the industry has recently witnessed a number of innovative and disruptive technologies. Big Data and ECDIS… Read more →

ABS Sets the Industry Course to Low Carbon Shipping Industry-Shaping Outlook Explores Strategies to Reach IMO 2030 and 2050 Targets

(OSLO) ABS today launched its industry-shaping Low Carbon Shipping Outlook to help the maritime sector evaluate potential pathways to low-carbon shipping. The Outlook defines ship technologies, operational efficiencies and alternative fuels and energy sources needed to reach 2030 and 2050 targets, noting specifically: 2030 targets can be met through operational measures and efficiencies driven by connectivity and data analytics and… Read more →