IMO Secretary-General Visits Russia

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 due to come into effect… Read more →

Amendments of 2016 to the Code of the MLC,2006 (enter into force on 8-January-2019)

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 for an extension of the… Read more →

IMO Releases Ballast Water Management Video

  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 of aquatic organisms and pathogens… Read more →

A new guide to the Ballast Water Convention

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. In future all new built… Read more →

USCG Fines Bulker for Untreated Ballast Discharge

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 books. The shipowner was given… Read more →

ABS Report Reveals Key Insights into BWMS

Image: ABS ABS published a report providing insights into how industry is progressing with ballast water management (BWM) systems. Based on input provided by owners and operators with BWM systems on board their vessels, the report covers a range of topics, including installation, commissioning and operations of BWM systems. “It is important to share with all stakeholders the outcome of… Read more →

California – Ballast Water *Update*

The State of California has adopted new legislation on ballast water management, taking effect on 1 July 2017. The California State Lands Commission (SLC) has adopted new rules on ballast water management and these will take effect in the State of California on 1 July 2017. These rules codify enforcement of the Californian Marine Invasive Species Act (MISA). When calling… Read more →

ICS Class Exclusive Office in Paraguay ??

ICS Class Exclusive Office in Paraguay ?? ICS Class continues to expand its worldwide network coverage and professional certification services .New location is based at Asunción and aims to promote and expand our class and statutory certification services within the Paraguay ?? market. ICS Class, a leading Non-IACS Panamanian Class Society, provider of  ship certification services, is pleased to announce… Read more →

Paris MoU releases CIC results on MLC

Image Credit: Paris MoU The Paris MoU has released a report including the results of its latest CIC which focused on compliance with  MLC requirements. The campaign was carried out between 1 Sept to 30 Nov 2016 where a total of 3,674 inspections were carried out and a  total of 42 ships were detained. Principal grounds for detention were linked… Read more →

CIC Questionnaire on Safety of Navigation is now available

Paris MoU has released the  questionnaire for the forthcoming CIC on safety of navigation in compliance with SOLAS Chapter V. The aim of the CIC is to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention, the overall status of the vessel’s navigation safety, and the competency of crew involved in navigation operations. The Paris MoU will conduct the CIC… Read more →