11 July 2017
A new Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) to check on safety of navigation, including Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS) will be conducted jointly by Paris and Tokyo MoUs. Paris MoU issues new White, Grey and Black lists issued effective from 1 July 2017.
29 September 2017
This week’s meeting of the Implementation of IMO Instrument (III) Sub-Committee was in general business as usual because no controversial issues were raised. The bulk of the meeting papers consisted of the different Port State Control (PSC) regimes’ annual reports.
03 August 2017
The Brazilian Maritime Authority imposes new inspection requirement for aged vessels carrying solid bulk cargoes.
16 October 2017
Port state control officers inspecting ships carring ECDIS should take a pragmatic approach if the ECDIS is not updated.
20 September 2017
New definitions for a ship’s stay in port will increase efficiency.
09 February 2018
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) met in London this week. This is a short overview of the most important points discussed.
07 July 2017
MEPC 71 progressed in ensuring smoother implementation of the ballast water convention. One of the achievements was reaffirming the agreement regarding the provisions for non-penalisation of early movers that have installed ballast water management systems according to G8 guidelines.
16 April 2020
Gibraltar - a major crew changing hub, is following the recommendations proposed by BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and other industry partners, and facilitated by IMO in a circular letter, by easing restrictions to crew change as a result of COVID-19 challenges.
15 April 2020
In light of the preventive measures taken by ports states, making crew change and repatriation difficult, if not impossible, many flag states and administrations are taking a pragmatic approach to statutory certificates and agreements in line with IMO circular 4204, add. 5.
12 September 2016