MCA sets PMSC compliance date for 2021-2024

The Maritime Coastguard Agency announced that its latest Port Marine Safety Code Compliance exercise, has officially opened, while the deadline for submissions is until 31 March 2021.

Transport Malta: ROs must inform of non-compliant equipment onboard

Transport Malta reiterated the need of compliance with the Directive 2014/90/EU on Marine Equipment (MED). The Directive, inter alia, provides that recognised organisations shall inform the Directorate in cases where it is suspected that MED equipment placed onboard a Maltese ship is not compliant with the applicable requirements.

Steps to follow when conducting remote radio surveys

DNV GL issued a guide with recommendations concerning remote surveys, or as they call them “radio surveys”, including the general procedures for radio surveys and the responsibilities for managers or owners.

North brings humanity to cyber compliance

In this article, Mr. Colin Gillespie, Director (Loss Prevention) at the North P&I Club, analyzes the main points of cyber resilience for an organization, highlighting that employing the right people is central to cyber security.

Reminder: First IMO DCS statement of compliance shall be onboard

From 31st May 2020, a valid Statement of Compliance (SoC) for IMO DCS must be readily available onboard for inspection, together with the Confirmation of Compliance (CoC) for the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) part II. During routine inspections, PSC officers are expected to focus on the SoC for IMO DCS.

Non-compliant fuel carriage ban enters into force

Following a relatively smooth implementation of the main part of the IMO 2020 regulation, the next level of the non-compliant fuel carriage ban has now entered into force. Starting from 1st March 2020, ships are banned from even carrying fuel that contains a sulphur content higher than 0.5%, unless there is a scrubber installed. 

Owners urged to prepare for March 2020 fuel carriage ban

As the 1st March deadline for the implementation of the non-compliant fuel carriage ban approaches, shipping law firm Hill Dickinson advises ship operators to start planning now to debunker any remaining high sulphur fuel in good time.

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