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Palau receives anti-corruption certification

Palau International Ship Registry became the first ship registry to have implemented and be certified for ISO 3700: 2016. The aim of the standard is to limit political corruption and corporate crime in developing countries and to encourage sanctions against bribery.

ISO updates guidelines for lifeboat safety

As more people are heading out to sea over summer, safety both onboard and overboard is under the spotlight. For this reason, ISO updated the international guidelines for the effectiveness of sea anchors for rescue boats in the ‘ISO 17339:2018, Ships and marine technology – Life saving and fire protection – Sea anchors for survival craft and rescue boats.’

ISO 8217 reassures on specification of 0.5% sulphur fuels

The ISO Working Group issued a statement reassuring the industry that the general requirements of ISO 8217:2017, along with the characteristics included in Table 1 and 2 of ISO 8217: 2017, cover 2020 0.50% max. sulphur fuels in the same way as they cover today’s fuels including the 0.10% max. sulphur fuels.

IBIA welcomes IMO sulphur cap discussions, but says ‘much work remains’

After the IMO Intersessional Working Group meeting last week concluded, IBIA said that it is positive that there is a significant support among IMO member States to ensure consistency in fuel oil testing and verification procedures. However, discussions on a number of agenda items were left with unresolved issues.

ICS welcomes IMO progress on 2020 sulphur cap implementation issues

ICS is encouraged by efforts made by IMO Member States to resolve some pressing practical challenges ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap global implementation. The announcement comes by ICS Secretary General, Peter Hinchliffe, after the IMO Intersessional Working Group meeting last week.

ISO to develop standard for methanol as a marine fuel

The IMO invited ISO to develop a standard for methyl/ethyl alcohol as a marine fuel and a standard for methyl/ethyl alcohol fuel couplings. ISO will work on these standards and provide them as soon as possible, but noted that there was limited experience with such fuels in practice. Currently there are eight large ships which operate on methanol.

FAL Committee standardises data for effective electronic business

IMO’s FAL Committee approved a revised structure for its Compendium on Facilitation and Electronic Business, including a new standard IMO reference data set, which will be used as basis for automated and digital systems for exchange of information when ships arrive at and depart from ports.

Lessons learned from incorrect oxygen welding gas hose

In its latest Safety Flashes, IMCA presents a case of a fire due to incorrectly selected oxygen welding gas hose, during a routine cutting job onboard a ship. There were no injuries or ship damage, but investigation later revealed that the hose had been recently replaced with one that did not comply with ISO 14113 specification.

Indian Register of Shipping receives ISO 27001 certification

The classification society, Indian Register of Shipping informed that it has secured ISO/IEC 27001 certification for its Information Security Management System from the British Standards Institution. The ISO 27001 standard requires the management to examine its organisation’s information security risks, vulnerabilities and impacts, implement a set of information security controls to address risks that is considered unacceptable.

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