AMSA issued Marine Notice 01/2021, announcing a Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) for livestock carriers, which will run from 1 March 2021 to 31 August 2021. SQE Marine provided detailed guidance on the matter.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority recently informed that from 1 March to 31 August 2021, will undertake a focused inspection campaign (FIC) on livestock ships departing Australian ports.
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that six foreign-flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during January 2021 after failing PSC inspection. During January, there were zero new detentions of foreign-flagged vessels in a UK port.
OCIMF’s new vessel inspection programme will build upon its existing programme through an enhanced inspection regime, processes and tools that will provide richer insight into the safety of a vessel on an ongoing basis.
A UN mission to inspect the long-abandoned fuel tanker FSO Safer, which lies off Yemen threatening to cause an oil spill, has been postponed for March, due to “delays with international shipping”, the body said.
During its virtual meeting last week, Tokyo MoU PSC Committee considered and agreed to accept the proposal by the Paris MoU to carry out a CIC on Ballast Water Management (BWM) in 2025.
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced that six foreign-flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports at the end of December 2020 after failing PSC inspection. In December, there were four new detentions of foreign-flagged vessels in a UK port.
USCG Office of Design and Engineering Standards recently published a circular to provide guidance concerning the Marine Equipment Approvals Covered by a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).
Following COVID-19 pandemic and the crew change crisis that has presented, AMSA has identified several deficiencies and detentions, related to seafarer repatriation during the oubreak.
Paris MoU issued its official report on the 2019 Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Emergency Systems and Procedures. A total of 48 ships were detained as a direct result of the CIC.
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