Archive for the ‘Regulatory’ Category

ClassNK Earns Authorization from German Flag

ClassNK Earns Authorization from German Flag
ClassNK Chairman and President Mr. Ueda announces authorization from BG Verkehr at the reception Top Society Announces Further Expansion in Germany Hamburg – World’s leading classification society ClassNK has announced that it has earned authorization from Germany’s BG Verkehr to carry out surveys...
February 13th, 2013 | Classification Societies, European Union, News, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

VIDEOTEL simplyfies Oil Record Book management

Whilst the marine engineer takes great pride in facing the technical challenges on board a vessel, it is not always true to say that all face the challenge of mandatory paperwork with the same enthusiasm.  Videotel has now stepped in with a timely update to its Oil Record Book programme, part of the...
February 12th, 2013 | Bunkering, Regulatory, Shipmanagement | Read More

Thomson Majesty lifeboat accident, ITF comment

The ITF HQ’s in London 11 February 2013 – Commenting on the loss of five lives during a lifeboat practice launch on the Thomson Majesty, Bjorn-Erik Kristoffersen, the ITF’s representative on the lifeboat working group of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee, said: “This is a sad...
February 11th, 2013 | Health and Safety, ITF, Marine Equipment, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Clipper vessels certified to ISO 50001 by Lloyd’s Register

Clipper vessels certified to ISO 50001 by Lloyd’s Register
Kristian Morch and Ian Revell Danish shipping company joins vanguard of ship operators using the 50001 energy management standard On Friday in Copenhagen, Lloyd’s Register presented Clipper Fleet Management with ISO 50001 certification issued by LRQA, Lloyd’s Register’s provider of independent...
February 5th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Events, Regulatory | Read More

Medicine Chest and Equipment Requirements in Panamanian Waters

CATEGORY:Regulation DATE: 30 JANUARY 2013 AREA: Americas We would like to make our Members aware that the Panama Maritime Authority has advised that Flag and Port State Control (PSC) surveyors in Panamanian jurisdictional waters shall verify the on-board existence of medicine chests, medical equipment...
January 30th, 2013 | Canals, Health and Safety, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Rickmers-Linie successfully recertified according to latest ISO Standards

Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, Hamburg, which specialises in worldwide ocean transportation of break bulk, heavy lifts and project cargoes has successfully undergone the process of recertification according to the latest ISO Standards ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2009 and OHSAS 18001:2007.   The certificates...
January 29th, 2013 | Environment, Health and Safety, Liner Shipping and Trade, Regulatory | Read More

Diana’s ‘Maersk Malacca’ is the first Greek owned vessel to be issued with Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) certification by Lloyd’s Register

Diana’s ‘Maersk Malacca’ is the first Greek owned vessel to be issued with Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) certification by Lloyd’s Register
Apo Poulovassilis with Simon Palios Simon Palios, Director and President of Diana Shipping Services S.A., said: “We are proud to be amongst the pioneers in obtaining a Maritime Labour Certificate and in implementing the Convention’s requirements onboard our vessel ‘Maersk Malacca’. This achievement...
January 23rd, 2013 | Classification Societies, Events, Health and Safety, HR, Regulatory | Read More

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd awarded ISO 9001:2008 management quality certification

21 January, 2013 – GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd, part of global shipping, marine and logistics services provider GAC, has become one of an elite group of global bunkering companies to be awarded the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2008 Management System Standard certification. The ISO 9001:2008 certificate...
January 21st, 2013 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

ClassNK Receives Expanded Authorization from U.S. Coast Guard; Announces Further U.S. Expansion

ClassNK Receives Expanded Authorization from U.S. Coast Guard; Announces Further U.S. Expansion
Washington D.C – The world’s largest classification society ClassNK announced that it was granted expanded authorization from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on 25 December 2012, and will now be able to carry out a full range of surveys for the SOLAS, MARPOL and AFS conventions, as well as ISM...
January 11th, 2013 | Classification Societies, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

SOLAS amendments on lifeboat safety enter into force

Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) aimed at preventing accidents during lifeboat launching entered into force on 1 January 2013.     The amendments, adopted in May 2011, add a new paragraph 5 to SOLAS regulation III/1, to require lifeboat on-load release...
January 2nd, 2013 | Health and Safety, IMO, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Worldwide – Hijacked crew freed * United States, all ports – Contingency plans for potential trade disruption * Singapore, all ports – Singapore’s first Port Operations Control Centre decommissioned *...
December 28th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS*, read about: * Australia, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – Pilotage rates to rise * Turkey, all ports – Customs declaration for spares for vessels in transit DATE: December 25, 2012 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Great...
December 26th, 2012 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Wärtsilä AQUARIUS®UV Ballast Water Management System receives type approval

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 21 December 2012 at 12 noon EET   Milestone confirms Wärtsilä’s commitment to environmental compliance and ensures that system-manufacturing processes meet growing market demands. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider,...
December 21st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association, TT Club and ICHCA International publish recommendations on container yard equipment safety

December 20, 2012 – The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association, TT Club and ICHCA International have jointly published recommended minimum safety features for container yard equipment, identifying features and functional requirements to improve the safety of people, equipment and cargo. The impetus...
December 20th, 2012 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

Paris MoU launches Harmonised Verification Programme (HAVEP) on Passenger Ships

Category: Safety Date: 18/12/2012 Area: Europe & Middle East We would like to advise Members that the 27 Member States of the Paris MoU (Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control) will focus their attention on passenger ship safety in 2013. In May 2012 the Paris MoU Committee agreed...
December 19th, 2012 | P and I Clubs, Regulatory | Read More

SEEMP Software sea trial delivers fuel cost savings of US$ 210, 000 per annum

SEEMP Software sea trial delivers fuel cost savings of US$ 210, 000 per annum
  m/v Bore Sea at sea loaded Electronic SEEMP solution from NAPA proves almost 6% annual reduction in fuel consumption for the 2860 lane meter Bore RoFlex vessel HELSINKI, 18 DECEMBER 2012 – In advance of International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) ship energy efficiency management plan (SEEMP)...
December 18th, 2012 | Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory | Read More

Regulation (EC) No 392/2009 (PLR) updated CRM:022507​0

Following from the SHIPOWNERS’ CLUB: Entry into force of the Regulation (EC) No 392/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23rd April 2009 on the Liability of Carriers of Passengers by Sea in the Event of Accidents 11th December 2012 We refer Members to our circular of 1st October...
December 12th, 2012 | European Union, P and I Clubs, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Expanded scope of CSR-H requires more sophisticated software

Joint Venture developing state-of-the-art solutions to address industry challenges   (London and Houston)  Industry feedback from shipyards, designers and shipowners on the first draft of the harmonized IACS Common Structural Rules for tankers and bulk carriers (CSR-H) has highlighted their common...
December 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Regulatory | Read More

ISPS – Ten Years On

ISPS – Ten Years On
Steven Jones ISPS – Ten Years On, by Steven Jones* To misquote Shakespeare, when we think of maritime security, some industries are born secure, some achieve security, and others have security thrust upon them. Shipping is very much in the latter category, and it is now ten years since the International...
December 5th, 2012 | Books, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

MCA approves ECDIS training from VIDEOTEL

ECDIS Screen Videotel Marine International is delighted to announce that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has given its formal approval to the Videotel CBT ECDIS blended learning package. Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel, welcomed the news. “As ECDIS becomes part of the navigational landscape,...
November 30th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Higher Standards of Private Security – How the ISO will benefit the Seafarer

Tony Chattin, CEO MSS Globl Ltd Tony Chattin CEO of MSS Global Ltd, writes: The International Standards Organisation (ISO) will present its draft standard for the selection and use of Armed Guards on commercial vessels to the IMO this week. Whilst the security industry draws another sharp intake of...
November 29th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism, Regulatory | Read More

Paris MoU launches Harmonised Verification – Programme (HAVEP) on passenger ships

The 27 member States of the Paris MoU will focus their attention on passenger ship safety in 2013. In May 2012 the Paris MoU Port State Control Committee agreed to organise a Harmonized Verification Programme (HAVEP) on operational controls on passenger ships. The HAVEP will last for twelve months, commencing...
November 26th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

ClassNK Releases New Rule Amendments

Tokyo – ClassNK is pleased to announce that the release of the latest amendments to the ClassNK Rules. As a leading classification society, ClassNK constantly reevaluates its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships in order to incorporate the latest R & D results and feedback...
November 15th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More

Marine Tankscape offers automated on-board tank reading certificates for 7 gases

Martek Marine has released Marine Tankscape, a new gas monitoring system for tankers and reefer vessels which removes the need for seafarers taking hand notes on deck by producing a certificate for Port State Control and other inspectors as well as storing the information for download. The new Marine...
November 8th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Regulatory | Read More

Crews should triple check Advance Passenger Information System data to avoid US CBP penalties advises ISS

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising all crew, vessel owners, masters and operators to triple check passenger data before submitting Electronic Advanced Notice of Arrival (E-NOA) and Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) reports to US Customs...
November 6th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More