They say that before a big exam it is best not to study the night before, as the period leading up to it should have prepared you for what’s coming. However, there is always time to quickly check and refresh the most important parts. In this article, we provide key points regarding 2020 sulphur cap, to help operators prepare one last time before the big 2020 exam.
KPI Bridge Oil, global market trader, announced that its sales of 2020-compliant fuels exceeded the sale of high sulphur fuel oils for the first time, an achievement made close to the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap.
The US Coast Guard issued a new circular providing guidance to the maritime industry and Coast Guard personnel on how vessel owners and operators may comply with amendments to SOLAS Chapter III, Regulation 3 and 20 regarding life-saving appliances, that will enter into force from 1st January 2020.
In light of the fast approaching 2020 sulphur cap, in January 1st 2020, Lloyd’s Register provides some critical questions a charterer, or a shipowner may wish to address, providing them with greater confidence that their vessel is equipped with all necessary measures in line with the regulation, mitigating the possibility of a vessel’s detention.
Mr. George A. Gaitas, Attorney and Partner, Gaitas & Chalos, P.C, shares his predictions regarding what owners should expect in the US in the enforcement of MARPOL Annex VI regulations after Jan 1st of 2020 and, specifically, whether the US will widely implement criminal sanctions as it has done with enforcement of Annex I.
The shipping industry does not need more regulation, but a more thorough understanding of the current regulations and a more efficient safety culture to implement the existing regulatory framework, especially when it comes to enclosed space entry, was a key message by shipping experts in the latest SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum.
BIMCO’s Manager, Christian Baekmark Schiolborg, suggests that the fuel oil non-availability report (FONAR) should be the last option for one that is in a bad situation. The FONAR is a record of actions that the ship has to document in the attempt to bunker non-compliant fuel oil and have evidence.
Shipowners, operators and charterers face technical, commercial and legal challenges in the run-up to the IMO’s January 2020 sulphur cap. In the following article, Ian Short, a Campbell Johnston Clark partner, explains some essential contractual precautions.
Following the deadly fire and sinking of the small passenger vessel ‘Conception’ off California last week, which claimed the lives of 34 people, the US Coast Guard issued a new bulletin to remind mariners of regulations related to firefighting and lifesaving aboard passenger vessels.
Cruise ship giant Carnival Corporation announced a partnership with the University of West Florida (UWF), through its CSMART Academy, to enhance the company’s fleet-wide environmental officer training program with the launch of a new environmental training course.
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