Archive for the ‘Regulatory’ Category

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

Industry recommendations for ECDIS training

The Nautical Institute announced today publication of “Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Training” to address confusion in regard to ECDIS training. The guidance has been issued by an industry group made up of leading international shipping industry organisations and organised and coordinated...
February 15th, 2012 | Associations, Books, Education and Training, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

42 ships detained because of deficiencies related to structural safety and load lines

42 ships detained because of deficiencies related to structural safety and load lines
Preliminary results from the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Structural Safety and the International Convention on Load Lines, carried out between 1 September 2011 and 30 November 2011 in the Paris MoU region show that: 42 ships were detained as a direct result of the CIC for deficiencies...
February 15th, 2012 | Breaking News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

VIDEOTEL helps reduce the dangers of visiting a ship in port

VIDEOTEL helps reduce the dangers of visiting a ship in port
Whilst many are aware of the hazards faced on board a vessel at sea, often little attention is paid to the difficulties and dangers encountered during the seemingly simple act of visiting a ship in port. Yet the terminals and ports a vessel serves are as potentially dangerous an industrial environment...
February 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, News, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Inchcape Shipping Services China launches pollution regulation intermediary service

David Young Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, today announced the launch of an intermediary service for ships calling at ports in China. The move is in response to new pollution prevention and control regulations introduced by Chinese regulators and...
January 16th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Maran Tankers receives our first energy-management certification to merchant fleet

ISO 50001 accreditation attests to MTM’s commitment to continuously improve its energy efficiency We have awarded Maran Tankers Management, Inc. (MTM), the oil tanker management company of the Angelicoussis Shipping Group, with ISO 50001 certification as commercial ship operators continue to search...
January 10th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, Regulatory | Read More

ClassNK Issues World’s First Approval for Alternative Coating System for Ballast Tanks under PSPC

Tokyo – ClassNK announced today that it had awarded type approval for the world’s first alternative coating system under PSPC (Performance Standard for Protective Coatings) for ballast tanks to a single coating system manufactured by Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd. This approval is the...
January 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?
WITHOUT PREJUDICE By John Faraclas I will start with Edmund Burke’s cliché: “for the evil to flourish, all that is needed is for good people to do nothing.” Time and again I have warned in writing, and in particular ever since the millennium summer, of the coming economic situation on all fronts,...
December 29th, 2011 | Banking, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, European Union, Featured, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Story of the Year, Taxation | Read More

Regs4ships surveyors approved to represent Flag State of Malta

Regs4ships surveyors approved to represent Flag State of Malta
 Tuesday, 20 December 2011 On Monday 5 December 2011, Regs4ships Limited Senior Surveyor Mark Robinson and Surveyor Robert Aldous were officially appointed as government ship surveyors for Transport Malta (Maritime). Now officially recognised, Mark and Rob can conduct flag‐in surveys as well as perform...
December 20th, 2011 | News, Regulatory, Technical | Read More

IMarEST Role in Marine Mining – and at The House of Lords –

Marine mining, featured on the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology’s (IMarEST) Technical Activities Hot Topics Register, has added an important sustainability credential with the adoption of the revised ‘Code for the Environmental Management of Marine Mining’ by the International...
December 17th, 2011 | Environment, Regulatory | Read More

New London Market terms of Business Agreement published

Chris Jones A new Terms of Business Agreement (TOBA) has been published by the International Underwriting Association for insurers and brokers to use in the London Market. The agreement is intended to bring greater clarity to contracts and negotiations. It has been drafted by the IUA, together with...
December 16th, 2011 | Associations, Regulatory | Read More

Commission Work Programme Confirms New Ports Package

The European Commission recently presented its work programme for 2012, which also outlines initiatives planned for 2013 and 2014. The Commission’s new ‘Ports Package’ is mentioned in the 2013 action list. It is referred to as the development of a “framework for future EU ports’ policy, including...
December 6th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

Ballast water management dawns for the age of AQUARIUSTM

Ratification of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention is widely anticipated within the next 12 months. As a consequence, ship owners are evaluating as a matter of some urgency which ballast water treatment technology is best suited to both their existing and new ships. Recognising that no one...
November 30th, 2011 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

Watchkeeper: How to avoid costly distractions

Some years ago, there was a notable incident which occurred when a supply ship Master conning his ship out of harbour in thick fog, was so distracted by two separate telephone calls which he was trying to deal with simultaneously that he failed to pick up a third, rather more vital message from the port...
November 27th, 2011 | BIMCO, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Regulatory | Read More

ASME revises policy on Requests for Extension of Expiration Date of Certificates

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has issued a revised policy on Requests for Extension of Expiration Date of Certificates. This is as a result of a recent increase in the number of late extension requests. As of 1 January 2012 there will be an additional charge of $2, 000 for all extension...
November 23rd, 2011 | Classification Societies, Regulatory | Read More

UN Climate Change Negotiations – Shipping Industry Briefs Governments

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents all sectors and trades of the global shipping industry and more than 80% of the world merchant fleet – has produced a briefing document for government climate change negotiators, in advance of the next United Nations Climate Change Conference...
November 14th, 2011 | Environment, Organisations, Regulatory | Read More