Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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BMP 5 guidance necessary in every HRA transit, white paper says

Diaplous Maritime Services has produced a White Paper on the issue of the HRA border reduction in the Indian Ocean, which includes a detailed threat analysis on Somali Based Piracy after taking into consideration a number of variables. The official position of Diaplous is that shipping companies should not become complacent in matters of maritime security, in order to prevent a resurgence of piracy and that BMP 5 standards should be followed at all times for Somali Basin & GoA transits.

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Standard Club warns on current situation in Yemen

Security situation in Yemen has deteriorated - coalition air strikes led by Saudi Arabia The Standard P&I Club has issued an alert regarding the current security situation in Yemen.The Club informs that the security situation in Yemen has deteriorated, with coalition air strikes led by Saudi Arabia taking place in a number of areas.According to local correspondents, the Port of Aden is now closed and the situation locally is increasingly volatile. The Club has been informed that the ports of Hodeidah and Saleef are operating, however, operators considering trading to the region should exercise extreme caution. The club strongly recommends that members liaise closely with local agents and port and flag state authorities before calling at Yemeni ports. We suggest that members also notify their hull and machinery underwriters and war risks providers. Operators should comply with the most recent version of Best Management Practices when transitting the region's waters.Also read the following articles regarding the situation in YemenReuters -Yemen war clouds raise dangers for top oil shipping routeSkuld P&I Club -Yemen: Urgent updateSource: The Standard P&I Club

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ICS Board prepares for important IMO meeting

ICS proposals on IMO issues The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing national shipowners' associations from 35 nations and over 80% of the world merchant fleet, met in London recently to discuss the progress on serious issues regarding IMO Ballast Water Management Convention, CO2 Monitoring and Reporting and Piracy.IMO Ballast Water Management ConventionICS Still has Serious Concerns about Type-Approval Standards for New Treatment EquipmentThe ICS Board agreed that ICS will continue to refrain from actively encouraging administrations that have not yet ratified the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention from making the additional ratifications required to bring about immediate entry into force.ICS believes that governments should wait until outstanding implementation problems have been resolved at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), hopefully at the next meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in April, at which ICS (in co-operation with other industry organisations) has proposed a way forward.ICS Chairman, Masamichi Morooka, explained: "In principle ICS fully supports the eventual entry into force of the Convention and wants to make it work as soon as possible in order provide protection against invasive species. But the industry still has very serious concerns with respect to the lack ...

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