IMO Committee finalises guide for equipment used in Polar waters

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February 2017

IMO SDC 4 still tied-up on the development of new regulations and guidelines for safe mooring operations

BIMCO attended the 4th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 4), which was held in London from 13 to 17 February 2017.

IMO SDC 4 will continue the work to make mooring safer on future ships

The 4th session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 4) will be held in London from 13 to 17 February 2017.

Enhanced guidance to PSC officers prepared by IMO HTW 4

The 4th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 4) ended 3 February 2017 in London.

January 2017

Compliance with US environmental rules is a “must” – BIMCO Declaration can help members

Lack of compliance with the US Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) continues to result in significant financial penalties for shipping companies and ships being barred from entering ports in the USA.

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.

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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.