23 February 2018
As an additional aide to the advice promulgated on 9 February 2018, BIMCO urges all members to note the guidance and advice contained in the following security notice for ships operating in the Gulf of Guinea region.
29 March 2017
Some advice in respect of the new wood pellet entries in the IMSBC Code, Amendment 03-15 (2016 Edition) based on a recent enquiry from a member.
26 July 2017
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20 November 2017
Information about the plague outbreak in Madagascar and any advice needed.
03 April 2019
On 6 April 2019, the maritime GPS-SPS system will undergo a week counter roll over which may affect some GPS receivers.
26 October 2016
07 June 2016
Political and civil unrest, wars and other conflicts are regularly raising concerns with regard to the safety of navigation and the safety and welfare of seafarers visiting ports belonging to countries involved in such conflicts.
02 June 2016
10 June 2016
29 August 2019
Join BIMCO's Jakob Larsen, INTERTANKO's Philip Belcher, UK Chamber of Shipping's David Balston, and Tatham Law's Stephen Askins for a candid discussion and clear advice on present and future tanker safety, security and commercial issues in the Straits of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman.