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California: AFS Certificate not enough to comply with biofouling regs

California recently shared its experience from the first year of enforcing Biofouling Management Regulations, that apply to vessels arriving at California ports from 1 October 2017. The California State Lands Commission emphasised that the International AFS Certificate issued by a vessel’s flag state is not enough to document effectiveness of a vessel’s antifouling coating.

Gard becomes the first insurer to join Green Award

The Gard P&I Club announced that it has become the first insurer to join the Green Award Incentive Program as an Incentive Provider. Gard’s contribution will focus on two areas; The first is an annual Gard Green Award event for shipowners and managers who hold the Green Award certificate. The second is helping to benchmark the performance of Green Award vessels for the Green Award organisation.

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