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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. 

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. 

April 2017

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.

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. 

e-Navigation high on the agenda of IMO NCSR 4

The IMO NCSR considers technical and operational matters related to safety of navigation on board ships. The next meeting agenda will cover modernisation of GMDSS and e-Navigation as the two main topics.

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.

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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.