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Polar Code amendments to STCW Convention

The Standard P&I Club highlights that the new STCW amendments concerning master and deck officers on ships operating in Polar Waters will take effect on July 2018 and not in January 2018 as it was previously announced.

IBIA discusses safety implications of 2020 sulphur limit

The International Bunker Industry Association contributed to a discussion at the International Maritime Organization’s MSC 98, last week, regarding the potential impact on ship safety associated with meeting demand for fuels complying with the 0.50% sulphur limit, that is due to take effect on 1 January 2020.

IMO addresses STCW deadline problems

As the end of the transitional provisions of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention is approaching, the IMO MSC 97 agreed to issue a MSC circular providing advice to port State control authorities and recognised organisations for a practical and pragmatic approach for a period of 6 months.

IMO MSC 97 Outcome

IMO MSC 97 was held from Monday 21 through Friday 25 November 2016 discussing a range of important issues for the industry such as the implementation of STCW Convention and measures to enhance maritime security.

What’s on IMO Agenda for MSC97

IMO is about to hold its 97th session of Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) next week, 21-25 November, at IMO Headquarters, in London including many topics on the agenda for either adoption or further discussion.

Hong Kong promulgates MSC resolutions and SOLAS amendments

The Hong Kong Shipping Registry has issued Shipping Information Note with the purpose to promulgate IMO MSC resolutions and to advise the parties concerned of the new chapter XIV, the amendments to chapters II-1, II-2 and Appendix of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 and its Protocol 1978 and Protocol 1988 which will enter into force on 1 January 2017.

IMO MSC 96 Outcome

The 96th Session (MSC 96) of the IMO’s Committee on Maritime Safety (MSC) IMO MSC was held from Wednesday 11 through Friday 20 May 2016 under the Chairmanship of Mr Brad Groves and his Vice-Chair, Mr Juan Cubisino.

Resolutions adopted by MSC 95

A Singapore has issued circular to inform the shipping community of the resolutions adopted by MSC 95 (3 to 12 June 2015) and urges the shipping community to prepare for the implementation of the resolutions

IMO MSC 95 Outcome

Gas and low-flashpoint fuels code adopted by IMO The new mandatory code for ships fuelled by gases or other low-flashpoint…

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