16 June 2017
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.
08 June 2017
The cutting of diplomatic ties with Qatar imposed by a number of Arab states with effect from 6 June 2017 has also impacted the operation of ships in the area due to the restrictions imposed.
07 June 2017
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.
02 June 2017
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.
23 May 2017
A broad range of “hot” industry issues kept BIMCO’s Marine Committee busy at its recent meeting at BIMCO House.
24 March 2017
MSCHOA has received an unconfirmed report that a Dhow was pirated in the vicinity of Eyl during the last 24 hours.
17 March 2017
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.
10 March 2017
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.
03 March 2017
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.
17 February 2017
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.