Archive for the ‘Regulatory’ Category

New targeting lists Paris MoU

Richard Schiferli At its 45th meeting last month, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2011 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flag States and Recognized Organizations. These lists will take effect from 1 July 2012. The “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” presents the full spectrum,...
June 11th, 2012 | Flags, Politics and Government, Regulatory | Read More

EMSA welcomes appointment of new Executive Director

Markku Mylly Mr Markku Mylly of Finland has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency(EMSA). The vote was held during the 33rd session of the Administrative Board on 8 June 2012. Deputy Chairman, Achim Wehrmann, congratulated Mr Mylly on the new appointment saying:...
June 8th, 2012 | Organisations, Regulatory | Read More

MAN Diesel & Turbo Hellas Awarded ISO Certification by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA)

MAN Diesel & Turbo Hellas Awarded ISO Certification by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA)
John Kalafatis, Tom Boardley, Dr. Stephan Timmermann, Dimitris Vlantos and Apo Poulovassilis MAN Diesel & Turbo Hellas (MDT Hellas) was formally awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance yesterday,  6 June 2012.  The award ceremony was held at MAN’s stand...
June 6th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

PD Ports achieves environmental management system recognition

PD Ports Environmental Accreditation PD Ports has recently been awarded the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) certification, one of the first UK ports businesses to achieve this qualification. The award winning UK ports business achieved the ISO 14001 accreditation, guided and advised...
May 30th, 2012 | Environment, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

New DSME gas tank technology approved by Lloyd’s Register

New DSME gas tank technology approved by Lloyd’s Register
Louis Benito ACTIB tanks, prismatic, large, independent cargo tanks, will reduce sloshing and are suitable for wide spread use for LNG containment Lloyd’s Register has approved new prismatic IMO Type B independent cargo tanks, so called ACTIB (Aluminium Cargo Tank Independent Type B). The initial approval...
May 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory | Read More

SKANReg quality drive boosts PSC performance

Quality initiatives launched last year by the London-based St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) have prompted improvements of up to 62% in results from Port State Control inspections. The improvement comes as SKANReg – operational since 2005 – steps up its bid to attain...
May 26th, 2012 | Flags, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Annual Report on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region 2011.

The Tokyo MOU maintains a good trend of development and achievement of PSC activities. The following comes from Hua Siong Ong Mitsutoyo Okada, Chairman Secretary, Port State Control Committee Tokyo MOU Secretariat: In 2011, member Authorities of the Tokyo MOU carried out a total of 28, 627 inspections,...
May 17th, 2012 | Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

focus on passenger ship safety in 2013

Richard Schiferli The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 45th Committee meeting in Riga, Latvia, from 7 – 11 May 2012. The Committee agreed that the first year of the new inspection regime (NIR) has been largely successful. An important goal of the NIR...
May 14th, 2012 | Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

New davit regulation​s drive offshore market step change

New regulations on davits used in the offshore industry on both sides of the Atlantic are driving a step change in safe davit design, says Norwegian boat handling specialist Vestdavit. Writing in its newsletter, attached, Vestdavit says that in the USA API 2 and in Norway NORSOK R002 regulations will...
May 10th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

Update to GL Rules for Seagoing and Naval Ships

Hamburg/Germany, 03 May 2012 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released updates to its Rules for Seagoing Ships and Naval Vessels. The updated Rules came into effect on 1 May 2012. Changes have been made to the following GL Rules for Seagoing Ships: Classification and Surveys, Hull Structures, Machinery...
May 3rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Court of Auditors Criticises Use of Structural and Cohesion Funds for Port Projects

Court of Auditors Criticises Use of Structural and Cohesion Funds for Port Projects
Patrick Verhoeven The European Court of Auditors (ECA) presented this morning the findings of a special report on the use of Structural and Cohesion Funds for transport infrastructure in seaports. The report covers the period 2000-2006 and looks at 27 projects in France, Spain, Italy and Greece. Together,...
April 26th, 2012 | European Union, News, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Accident prevention: dealing with the human factor

Accident prevention: dealing with the human factor
Proper charting: a must! Accident investigation is a painstaking and often painful process and, more often than not, the outcome is a raft of new policies and measures to avoid reoccurrence. Yet, if well thought out and established company procedures are followed in the first place, tragic consequences...
April 25th, 2012 | Maritime Education and Training, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Sinovel Receives GL Renewables Certification Statement of Compliance for Design Assessment

Hamburg/Germany, 23 April 2012 – GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has issued a Statement of Compliance for the A-Design Assessment of the Sinovel SL 3000/90 50 Hz offshore wind turbine. The Statement of Compliance confirms that SL 3000/90 meets the requirements of GL RC’s “Guideline...
April 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Regulatory | Read More

EU Regulation 392/2009 – Athens Protocol 2002

Maria Pittordis*, – pictured,   Business Group Leader  Marine, Trade and Energy at Hill Dickinson  explains one of the most important issues. In brief EU Regulation 392/2009 implements the Athens Protocol 2002 directly into the 27 EU Member States from 31 December 2012. The Regulation ensures...
April 23rd, 2012 | Legal, Regulatory | Read More

ClassNK 2012 Edition of Class Rules

Tokyo – ClassNK announced today that it had released the 2012 edition of the Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. ClassNK continuously reviews, updates, and amends its technical rules and guidance as part of its ongoing efforts to improve the safety of life and property...
April 19th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More

MOL Conducts Table Top Drill Centering on Grounding and Fire Involving LNG Carrier

TOKYO — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the completion of a table top drill based on the scenario of a fire in the engine room of the MOL-operated LNG carrier “Grand Mereya” in Tsugaru Strait, resulting in the vessel running aground.  MOL's President...
April 11th, 2012 | Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

GL Exchange Forum Szczecin: Managing Environmen​tal Obligation​s in Shipboard Operations

GL Exchange Forum Szczecin: Managing Environmen​tal Obligation​s in Shipboard Operations
Attendees at the forum look on intently as a presentation is given. GL regularly holds Exchange Forums which examine current issues of importance to the maritime industry. GL Exchange Forum Szczecin: Managing Environmen​tal Obligation​s in Shipboard Operations Szczecin/Poland, 4 April 2012 –...
April 4th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Regulatory | Read More

Shell awards inspection services framework agreement to GL Noble Denton

GL Noble Denton, an independent technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a four-year enterprise framework agreement (EFA) to provide inspection services for Shell’s extensive global portfolio of projects in select locations. GL Noble Denton’s network of highly qualified inspection...
March 25th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Oil Industry, Regulatory, Technical | Read More

Shipping needs global legislation not unilateral measures

Spyros Polemis Balancing environmental aspirations with economic realities, but also with political realities is not easy, ICS Chairman Spyros M Polemis told delegates at the influential CMA Conference in Connecticut earlier on.  In a speech entitled “Balancing Environmental Aspirations With Economic...
March 19th, 2012 | Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Regulatory | Read More

Updated news on the Ballast Water Management Convention

Updated news on the Ballast Water Management Convention MEPC 63, new USCG standards, Unitor BWMS recall from the market and the new California sewage water standard. MEPC 63 The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 63rd session from 27 February to 2 March 2012. There was general...
March 6th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, Regulatory | Read More

ClassNK Releases Second Edition of “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore”

ClassNK Releases Second Edition of “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore”
Tokyo – ClassNK has released a new revised edition of its “Guidelines for the Safe Carriage of Nickel Ore” which was first released in May 2011 in response to major marine casualties caused by a loss of stability as a result of the liquefaction of nickel ore. This first edition summarized...
March 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

TOKYO MOU inspections highlight perils of poor maintenance warns Cargo Care –

TOKYO MOU inspections highlight perils of poor maintenance warns Cargo Care –
Peter Peltenburg A recent state inspection campaign that raises concerns over multiple problems with hatch openings should be welcomed by the industry, is the message from Peter Peltenburg, Group Director of Cargo Care Solutions. “We cut corners on maintenance at our peril.  As the economic downturn...
March 1st, 2012 | News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

SKANReg quality drive boosts PSC performance

Nigel Smith Quality initiatives launched last year by the London-based St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) have prompted a major improvement in results from Port State Control inspections, with detentions reduced by up to 62% and deficiencies down by as much as 49%.      Now...
March 1st, 2012 | Flags, Health and Safety, Oceanology, Regulatory | Read More

VIDEOTEL and Maritime Training Services work together to simplify US Port State Control

Despite the crucial importance of Port State Control to the wellbeing of the seafarer, the vessel and the environment, it is often viewed as a necessary evil by many seafarers. Yet a knowledge of policies and procedures, and a properly prepared ship and crew, can ensure a satisfactory outcome for all...
February 28th, 2012 | HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Regulatory | Read More

New Rules for Chamber Systems in Tunnelling

Hamburg/Germany 23 February 2012 – Personnel air locks are essential pieces of equipment for compressed air work, particularly in tunnelling projects. Currently for simple personnel airlocks there exist some basic national requirements in individual countries as well as a European standard. To...
February 23rd, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More