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New Zealand: Reports of vessels failing CRMS audit

The Japan P&I Club informed that two vessels had failed the documented audit before calling at New Zealand based on the Craft Risk Management Standard (CRMS). New Zealand authorities made a Notice of Direction in June 2020, to carry out the underwater cleaning at outside of the territorial water.

Peru, Ecuador to start work to address invasive aquatic species

The IMO-led GloFouling Partnerships project is tackling the introduction of invasive aquatic organisms into new marine environments. Such invasions have the potential to affect biodiversity and ecosystem health, but also significantly affect several economic sectors.

UN and private sector join forces on biofouling alliance

A new Global Industry Alliance (GIA), launched on the occasion of World Environment Day, brings together stakeholders in the private sector and the GloFouling Partnerships, a project led by UN, to address invasive species and GHG emissions.

Key points of the IMO PPR 7 outcome

Highlights of the PPR 7 included the finalization of the guidelines for scrubbers, development of a basis for work to determine the impact of scrubber water discharge, draft regulations for prohibiting the use and carriage of HFO as fuel in the Arctic, and revision of guidance on ballast water system commissioning.

BIMCO issues biofouling survey results to IMO

To better understand how shipowners view the biofouling and in-water processes, BIMCO launched a survey in 2018, highlighting that manual collection of data is the most popular method among the companies that responded; The results of the survey were presented to the IMO.

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