IMO and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) organized a workshop in Mogadishu, Somalia, from 25 to 27 August 2019, aiming to finalize the much-awaited Somalia Shipping Code with the hope that it will be enacted in parliament.
Starting from 1st September, seafarers on Danish ships no longer need to hold Danish health certificates, the Danish Maritime Authority announced, in line with a changing scheme for medical examinations of seafarers and fishermen. Instead, the certificate must follow international rules.
During the G7 summit in Biarritz, the French President Emmanuel Macron suggested that reducing ships’ speed would be one way to decrease maritime transport’s carbon emissions footprint. This is a proposal that Greece has supported as well.
According to the Shipowners’ Club, with effect from 20 August 2019, under Regulation PM No. 7 of 2019, the Ministry of Transportation of The Republic of Indonesia has made it mandatory for ships sailing in Indonesian waters to install and activate an Automatic Identification System (AIS).
The US Oil Pollution Act 1990 (OPA 90) provides for an adjustment of the limits of liability according to increase in Consumer Price Index (CPI) not less than ever three years. On 13 August 2019, the USCG published a final rule to increase limits of liability for vessels under OPA 90.
Following recommendations in the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee Production Subcommittee Final Report in March 2018, the US Coast Guard eliminated the need for submissions of service life extension requests, as previously outlined in D8 Policy Letter 01-2016.
IMO’s MEPC 74 in May adopted amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, V, VI and the NOx Technical Code, regarding the use of electronic record books, approved as alternative of hard copy record books under the MARPOL Convention. The Committee also adopted guidelines to support the use of electronic record books.
IMO’s MEPC 74 in May adopted resolution MEPC.315(74), amending regulations 1, 13, appendix IV and appendix VI of MARPOL Annex II concerning cargo residues and tank washings of persistent floating products with a high viscosity and/or high melting point in specific areas.
On 17 May 2019, MEPC 74 adopted resolution MEPC.318(74), aiming to amend the chapters 1, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 21 of the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code).
On 17 May 2019, MEPC 74 adopted resolution MEPC.319(74) in order to amend the special, operational and minimum requirements in Chapters IV, V and VI of the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code). These amendments are expected to apply from 1 January 2021.
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- Maritime Health
LISW19 charity conference calls shipping to tackle mental health stigma18/09/2019
LNG the most viable alternative fuel, new report says17/09/2019
Canada invests in recycling solutions for fibreglass17/09/2019
New report assesses ways to enhance maritime subsidies effectiveness17/09/2019
Partners launch public and private blockchain project17/09/2019
ExxonMobil makes another oil discovery off Guyana17/09/2019