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March 2017

New requirements for free fall lifeboats will enhance safety during drills

New guidelines have been agreed on how to simulate launching of free fall lifeboats carried out during drills. The aim is to train crew in the free fall release procedure of free fall lifeboats, without the physical activation of the release mechanism.

Smooth e-Navigation at NCSR 4

Over 90 papers were discussed at the recent 4th session of IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) and many important decisions finalised. 

US regulations affecting your ships - get the February 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.  

USCG extension policy update

The original guidance for compliance with Ballast Water Management (BWM) regulations needs further clarity and explanation.This update has been issued in response to hundreds of extension requests and dozens of questions received by the USCG. 

February 2017

Get the latest update on US regulations affecting your ships!

BIMCO receives a monthly update from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) advising BIMCO of the latest legislative developments affecting international shipping in the US.  BIMCO produces a brief based on CSA’s January update so members can have a quick update. The full CSA report is also provided.

United States - CSA round-up for January 2017

BIMCO receives a monthly update from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) advising BIMCO of the latest legislative developments affecting international shipping in the US.  BIMCO produces a brief based on CSA’s January update so members can have a quick update. The full CSA report is also provided.

Ballast Water Management - Beyond US Coast Guard Type Approval

Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, Assistant Commandant for prevention policy, recently wrote the following article for the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) focused on ballast water management beyond US type-approvals.

Latest issue of BIMCO’s digital Bulletin now available

The latest BIMCO digital Bulletin is now ready for you to read and enjoy.

January 2017

Closing brief PPR 4

The fourth session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 4) met in London from 16 to 20 January 2017. This report gives a brief overview of most important items, which were debated.

United States - CSA round-up for December 2016

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.