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List of banned ships in Indian Ocean MoU region

The Indian Ocean MoU issued a list of foreign ships which are currently banned by its Member Authorities. The bans involve two ships in Australia, three in Iran, and one in Myanmar. 

EBIS transition to OCIMF announced

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and the European Barge Inspection Scheme (EBIS) announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to transition key elements of EBIS into OCIMF’s SIRE programme with the vision that a single barge inspection scheme within the inland European region will be achieved.

A risk assessment on ballast water pollution: Threats and controls

A recently-published booklet by the UK P&I Club seeks to guide to the controls and key points that the Club’s Risk Assessors look for when inspecting a vessel. The checklist aims to help operators carry out a similar check on the Threats and Controls and make sure the vessel has a good risk profile.

USCG domestic report: 111 Flag State detentions in 2019

USCG issued its 2019 Flag State Control Domestic Annual Report, summarizing statistics regarding inspections and enforcement of regulations on US-flagged vessels. The number of vessel inspections increased by 1,423 and the average number of deficiencies identified per inspection increased from 1.26 to 1.48 in 2019.

Remote surveys on the rise: Pros and Cons

The COVID-19 pandemic has forcefully shown the importance of digitalization and new technologies within the shipping industry, with remote surveys already taking place. Yet, as the industry is now entering the digital world, the challenges are obvious, forcing the maritime sector to rapidly adapt to the smart era.

USCG conducts recurrent inspections

The US Coast Guard reminds mariners and companies that they conduct recurrent inspections and also issued guidance to address emergency preparedness.

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