BIMCO supports mandatory reporting procedure on lost containers

BIMCO supports mandatory reporting procedure on lost containers

Overview

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.

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.

The paper does not include support to mandate the usage of physical locator mechanisms for the purpose of reporting containers lost at sea or their tracking and tracing, as proposed by Vanuatu.

“We propose that it should be mandatory for ships to report when they have lost containers. This will have to be done manually but we should of course consider new and emerging technologies that can assist in the reporting of lost containers. We also recommend to use systems that are already developed by coastal states eg by the EU countries to help track and recover containers that have been lost overboard,” says Aron Sorensen, BIMCO Head of Environment Protection.

Meetings at the IMO are currently postponed and the date of the next meeting at the Marine Safety Committee is unknown.

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