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 →

Allianz Safety and Shipping Review 2019 – Shipping losses lowest this century, but incident numbers remain high

Allianz Safety and Shipping Review 2019 – Shipping losses lowest this century, but incident numbers remain high The international shipping industry is responsible for around 90% of world trade. There are around 60,000 merchant ships, transporting every kind of cargo. The world fleet is registered in over 150 nations1, and manned by over a million seafarers, meaning the safety of… Read more →

Panama Maritime Authority receives Hellenic American Maritime Centre Award

Panama Maritime Authority receives Hellenic American Maritime Centre Award SAFETY4SEA, in collaboration with SHIPPINGInsight, is pleased to announce that Panama Maritime Authority has received the 2019 Hellenic American Maritime Centre Award, sponsored by HudsonAnalytix, at a gala dinner and award ceremony which successfully concluded on May 29th at Megaron Athens, The Banqueting Hall, the evening on day one of the… Read more →

Ship statutory alert: Amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes entering into force in 2020

Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO can be a challenge. According to newly approved 4 year cycle of entry into force system (MSC.1/Circ.1481), amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes, which were adopted between 1st January, 2016 and 30th June, 2018 (MSC 96th to MSC 99th) enters into force from 1st January, 2020. In this regard, amendments to… Read more →

ICS Launches Annual Review

In advance of its AGM in the Faroe Islands next week, the global trade association for shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has launched its Annual Review 2019, providing in-depth insight into the most pressing issues confronting shipping, which moves about 90% of global trade. ICS Chairman, Esben Poulsson, explains:  “The immediate focus of ICS is the successful implementation… Read more →