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July 2017

Caution required when using nautical charts of Arctic waters

Due to the significant limitations of Arctic charting, all mariners in Arctic waters are required to plan any prospective voyages well in advance to understand their environment, and to exercise extreme caution when on the water, in order to minimise the associated high levels of risk. Caution is equally essential when navigating with Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC), as these official digital charts are based on the same limited or insufficient data as the official paper or electronic equivalent charts.

Paris MoU plans a new CIC on ECDIS and issues new white, grey and black lists effective 1 July 2017

A new Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) to check on safety of navigation, including Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS) will be conducted jointly by Paris and Tokyo MoUs. Paris MoU issues new White, Grey and Black lists issued effective from 1 July 2017.

MEPC reaffirms that early movers of ballast water systems are not penalised

MEPC 71 progressed in ensuring smoother implementation of the ballast water convention. One of the achievements was reaffirming the agreement regarding the provisions for non-penalisation of early movers that have installed ballast water management systems according to G8 guidelines.

US regulations affecting your ships - get the June 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 June report is also provided. 

China conducts concentration inspection campaign on international bulk carriers

The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) conducts  Port State Inspection Concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on international bulk carriers and bulk carriers converted from tankers.

June 2017

Preventing pest container contamination

Preventing pest container contamination was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 98). Cyber risk management, autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.

New improved ECDIS software

It is time to replace software on ECDIS systems on board because by 31 August 2017, the new Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) software will make the previous versions redundant.

MSC 98 will consider the future for unmanned shipping

For the first time, IMO will discuss the maritime autonomous ships. The use of autonomous ships – or so-called unmanned ships - will create the need for a regulatory framework for such ships and their interaction and co-existence with manned ships.

May 2017

Crewless ships, cyber security and ballast water issues top agenda for Marine Committee

A broad range of “hot” industry issues kept BIMCO’s Marine Committee busy at its recent meeting at BIMCO House.

US regulations affecting your ships - get the April 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 April report is also provided. 

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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.