regulatory update

Hong Kong adopts amended UN Somalia sanctions

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region gazetted the United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation 2019 (Amendment) Regulation 2021 (L.N. 19 of 2021) on 11 February 2021, Hong Kong MARDEP informed. 

IMO HTW 7 outcome: Seafarers certificates amid pandemic topped the agenda

The 7th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW) took place virtually from 15 to 19 February, addressing challenges related to the issuance and maintenance of seafarer certificates during and after COVID-19 pandemic, and of the facilitation of seafarers’ electronic certificates and documents. DNV GL has provided a key outcome of the meeting. 

Brazil: Which are the identity documents for seafarers

Proinde UK P&I Club reports that under Brazilian immigration regulations, a seafarer’s identity document is accepted as a stand-alone travel document with the same standing as a passport, laissez-passer and other forms of personal identification.

UK MCA: Self-mooring operations guidance

UK Maritime Coastguard Agency issued a marine circular to provide assistance on mooring and unmooring operations, and when it is permissible for vessels to self-moor.

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