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May 2020

UN agencies issue urgent call for action on crew changes

The heads of the maritime, labour and aviation organizations of the United Nations have issued a plea for urgent action on crew changes and for keyworker designation to pave the way for sea and air workers to be relieved and repatriated safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships up for review

16 months after publishing the 3rd version of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, the guidelines are again up for review.

The International Maritime Organization in the shadow of COVID-19

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has postponed all meetings since March 2020. BIMCO is adapting to the new schedule, and this article provides an overview of the IMO-related work that BIMCO members need to know about, despite the pandemic.

April 2020

BIMCO shares OCIMF COVID-19 guidance on how inspectors should navigate

Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has issued an update to its COVID-19 bulletin, which gives guidance on Ship Inspection Report Exchange (SIRE) / Barge Inspection Exchange (BIRE)/ Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) inspections.

Remember to complete the fuel oil quality and safety survey before 6 May

The IMO 2020 global sulphur regulation for marine fuel oil has now been in force for over three months. BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO are calling on fleet- and vessel managers, as well as technical superintendents, to share their insight and experiences with the new IMO 2020 compliant fuels.

BIMCO supports mandatory reporting procedure on lost containers

In a commenting paper drafted by the EU Commission, BIMCO expresses its support for mandatory reporting procedure following detection of containers lost at sea. The paper is a response from World Shipping Council, BIMCO and the EU Member States to a submission from Vanuatu.

BIMCO applauds Gibraltar Port Authority in easing restrictions to facilitate crew change

Gibraltar - a major crew changing hub, is following the recommendations proposed by BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and other industry partners, and facilitated by IMO in a circular letter, by easing restrictions to crew change as a result of COVID-19 challenges.

BIMCO provides regulation overview for extension of seafarers’ certificates

In light of the preventive measures taken by ports states, making crew change and repatriation difficult, if not impossible, many flag states and administrations are taking a pragmatic approach to statutory certificates and agreements in line with IMO circular 4204, add. 5.

BIMCO supports improved procedures for reporting of containers lost at sea

BIMCO has, together with a number of European countries and international organizations, submitted a document to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), offering support for new output on the mandatory reporting of containers lost at sea.

March 2020

BIMCO shares inspections update from OCIMF to its COVID-19 bulletin

Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has issued an update to its COVID-19 bulletin, which gives further guidance on Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE)/Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) inspections.

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BIMCO’s news on safety is primarily related to regulation and IMO-work to improve safety on ships. Example topics includes fuel safety, dangerous cargoes, entry into closed spaces and fire.