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.

Maritime NZ: Spot checks for dangerous goods reveal good levels of compliance

Maritime NZ and partner regulatory agencies in New Zealand teamed up last week in a joint compliance and information-gathering operation on the carriage of dangerous goods (DG). Checks aimed to ensure that goods on Cook Strait ferries complied with safety regulations. There was good compliance from those inspected.

Best practice guide for CIC on Emergency Systems

SQE MARINE provides recommendation on ensuring compliance with the requirements for preparation of emergency equipment, along with the crews’ ability to respond to emergency situations, in light of the approaching CIC, which will be conducted from 1st September to 30 November 2019, by the Paris, Tokyo, Black Sea and Indian MoUs.

Lanka Marine sees rise in profit due to increasing bunker volumes

The John Keells Holdings subsidiary saw a 6% year-on-year increase in bunker volumes and in base fuel prices, which both boosted the company’s revenue and profitability. Based on the company’s Annual report, it reported a 32% year-on-year rise in revenue and EBITDA for the period from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

CSL Group and Oldendorff Carriers enter Trident Alliance

The Trident Alliance, a network consisting of shipping companies and other interested parties that have the common goal on the transparent enforcement of environmental regulations, welcomes the entry of CSL Group and Oldendorff Carriers as its newest members.   

Fuel segregation is highly recommended in light of the approaching sulphur cap

Mr Tim Wilson, Principal Specialist on fuels, lubes and exhaust emissions at LR, discusses the approaching IMO 2020 regulation and the shipping industry that focuses on clean fuel, trying to avoid segregation risks and contaminated fuel. Mr Wilson highlights that one of the biggest challenges today is being ready to deal with the segregation of the new 0.50% fuel that is coming. 


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