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Launch of watertight doors awareness campaign

Watertight doors are crucial for reducing ship vulnerability in cases of flooding, and due to re-occurring deficiencies during surveys, and accidents leading to injuries and fatalities, GARD and DNV GL have joined forces to launch an awareness campaign on watertight doors. 

IMO’s Legal Committee encourages ratification of 2010 HNS Protocol

At last week’s meeting of the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), states repeated their support for the international liability and compensation regime for damage in connection with the carriage of hazardous and noxious substances by sea. 

BIMCO welcomes first peek through the Maritime Single Window

From 2019 new mandatory requirements on electronic exchange of information will require public authorities to establish systems to assist ship clearance processes.

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July 2017

Seafarers Matter - Paris MoU releases 2016 Annual Report

"Seafarers Matter" - Paris MoU releases its appropriately titled Annual Report for 2016. See its full report.   

June 2017

Seafarers' Identity document - amendments entered into force improving access for shore leave

Improvements to seafarers' Identity document entered into force, facilitating better access to shore leave for seafarers.  

Paris MoU releases results on concentrated inspection campaign on MLC, 2006

Paris MoU releases results on Concentrated Inspection Campaign for MLC, 2006

May 2017

EU MRV Regulation and approved Verification Bodies

Now 11 verification companies have been approved as verifiers to EU MRV Regulation.

Launch of watertight doors awareness campaign

Watertight doors are crucial for reducing ship vulnerability in cases of flooding, and due to re-occurring deficiencies during surveys, and accidents leading to injuries and fatalities, GARD and DNV GL have joined forces to launch an awareness campaign on watertight doors. 

IMO’s Legal Committee encourages ratification of 2010 HNS Protocol

At last week’s meeting of the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), states repeated their support for the international liability and compensation regime for damage in connection with the carriage of hazardous and noxious substances by sea. 

April 2017

US regulations affecting your ships - get the March update!

This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members.  The full CSA report is also provided.  

BIMCO welcomes first peek through the Maritime Single Window

From 2019 new mandatory requirements on electronic exchange of information will require public authorities to establish systems to assist ship clearance processes.

March 2017

BIMCO looking at the Maritime Single Window at FAL 41

In 2019 the new mandatory requirements on Electronic Data Interchange requires public authorities to establish systems for the electronic exchange of information to assist ship clearance processes.

BIMCO encourages proposals to stop injuries caused by free fall boats

New regulations for lifting appliances and lifesaving appliances are approaching. BIMCO co-sponsors a paper to stop accidents caused by free fall lifeboats during drills.