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IMO to start comprehensive review of STCW Convention and Code

05 May 2022

In an effort to keep seafarer training, certification and watchkeeping aspects in line with developments in the shipping industry, and to address several challenges faced by seafarers, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to start a comprehensive review and revision of the STCW Convention and Code. The work is expected to begin at the HTW sub-committee next year.

BIMCO urges IMO to harmonise digital data reporting

04 June 2018

In 2019 the new mandatory requirements on Electronic Data Interchange require public authorities to establish systems for the electronic exchange of information to assist ship clearance processes.

Guidance regarding Private Maritime Security Contractors (incl. Armed Guards)

02 August 2011

As members are aware, the use of armed guards is a contentious question. Different states have different rules which would need to be counted in when considering the use of armed guards. IMO has recently developed guidance for all stakeholders, and currently BIMCO is in the process of developing a supplementary advisory on the issue to members.