SOLAS

AMSA: Cargo must be stowed according to approved arrangements

All cargo, whether carried on or under deck, should be stowed and secured in accordance with the vessel’s Cargo Securing Manual as approved under Regulation 5.6 of Chapter VI of the Safety of Life at Sea Convention. This includes the way in which cargo is secured and the weight distribution of cargo within the stow.

20 years ISM Code: Where do we stand

The ISM Code, part of the mandatory regulations in marine industry, goes back to the late ‘80s; which is therefore its impact to the maritime industry these twenty years?

Maritime History: Fire on board car carrier “Eurasian Dream”

On this day 20 years ago, on July 23 1998, a destructive fire took place on board the car carrier “Eurasian Dream”. The fire spread quickly, and despite the efforts from the crewmembers and fire-fighters, the vessel and a large amount of its cargo became a total loss.

New requirement for fire fighter’s communication

A new requirement for the carriage of two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus of explosion proof or intrinsically safe type for firefighter’s communication is effective from July 1st, 2018 according to SOLAS regulation II-2/10.10.4 The purpose of these fire-fighter radios is to provide a dedicated means of communication between a team of fire fighters entering the space, and the crew member located outside the space who is assigned to control this team.

Watch: IMO safety tips for ferries passengers

In a new short safety animated video, IMO provides simple but key messages to ferry passengers: Overcrowding is dangerous, listen to crew, follow instructions. The video was commissioned following a series of IMO-sponsored regional discussion forums on ferry safety held in the Asia and Pacific region.

Italy published SOLAS firefighter radio specifications

The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport published specifications for new portable radios required under SOLAS Chapter II-2, Regulation 10.10.4 – ‘Fire Fighters Communication’. This regulation aims to improve safety by securing dedicated communication systems for fire parties onboard vessels.

ICS: Shipping concerned of Italian policy on migrants

ICS announced its concern about the decision of the Italian Government to close its ports to migrants rescued by vessels operated by humanitarian NGOs. Except from serious implications for the safety of human life at sea, this refusal could also affect the traffic of trade throughout the Mediterranean.

Overview of Concentrated Inspection Campaigns 2018

Viña del Mar MoU has launched a CIC, from 1 June to 31 August 2018, to ensure compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-1, on safety of auxiliary machinery. USCG has initiated CIC for vessels fitted with open lifeboats. Black Sea MoU, Indian Ocean MoU, Paris MoU, Tokyo MoU will run CIC on MARPOL VI in September to November 2018.

DMA awaits for autonomous ships discussion in MSC 99

On May 16, the IMO will start is efforts on regulation of autonomous ships with a meeting in the Maritime Safety Committee. The Danish Maritime Authority noted that the global industry needs international regulation to facilitate the use of autonomous ships, and it is looking forward to discussing the way forward within the IMO.

What is on the agenda for MSC 99?

MSC 99 will examine how the safe, secure and environmentally sound operation of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships may be introduced in IMO instruments. Previous Committee had recognized that IMO should take a proactive and leading role on this issue, given the rapid developments.

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Are the vessels’ crew members aware enough of the new requirements of STCW Convention?

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