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IMO 2020 sulphur cap: Important points to keep in mind

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.

USCG: How to comply with SOLAS amendments on life-saving appliances

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.

2020 sulphur cap questions for a charterer

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. 

Take Warning: US enforcement of MARPOL Annex VI regulations after 2020

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.

Safe enclosed space entry: More regulations or just less complacency?

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: FONAR should be the last option

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.

IMO 2020 creates legal stress points

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.

USCG issues guidance on passenger vessel compliance after deadly boat fire

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.

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