UKHO deployed a motorboat to survey waters off Dominica, as part of the CME Programme. Data from the survey will be used to update navigation charts of the region and help Dominica to meet its international maritime obligations, including Implementation of IMO IIIC.
Korean Register has been granted authorization by the Portugal Maritime Authority to deliver statutory services on behalf of the Portugal flag state. KR’s surveyors will now be carrying out vessel surveys and issuing certificates in accordance with international conventions.
Korean Register has launched the industry’s first ‘Survey & Audit Preparation Guide’, in order to help shipowners to check exactly what items need to be prepared for their next vessel survey audit, before submitting an application.
Bureau Veritas provided the first attestation to RIMS BV, as an approved service supplier allowing the use of Remote Inspection Techniques during surveys of hull structure of ships and mobile offshore units classed with BV.
After its accreditation for EU MRV services from EU-notified RvA, Indian Register of Shipping has been recommended authorisation as a ‘Recognised Organisation’ to undertake statutory surveys and certification on behalf of US Coast Guard. Another achievement is the authorisation from EU Marine Equipment Directive.
Holland-based Fugro announced that has been awarded a total of six contracts by the National Maritime Safety Authority of Papua New Guinea, to conduct surveys that are expected to improve the safety and efficiency of the country’s international and national shipping in coastal areas and waterways.
The Managers of the American P&I Club conducted 106 condition surveys, during the 2016 CY. Ninety-one of the surveys resulted in deficiencies, while fifteen surveys resulted in no deficiencies noted. Forty-six per cent of the surveys were conducted on dry cargo vessels and tankers accounted for thirty-five per cent of total surveys.
A group within the STM project was formed to develop a real-time Maritime Safety Index. Based on maritime expert judgement, ship traffic is assessed with regards to safe navigation. In order to capture their assessment of what is considered to be “safe”, multiple various traffic situations in both open and constrained waters are graphically presented in an on-line survey.
The role of the pilot in mitigating the potential economic and environmental risk from today’s large vessels is one of the most important in maritime safety. In recognition of this, the ICS has embarked upon its first comprehensive survey of pilotage, towing and mooring services provided in ports and terminals around the world.
The second round of FONASBA’s survey on the status of implementation of the amendments to SOLAS VI.2 shows that with just three months to go before the 1st July deadline, the situation varies widely across more than 50 countries represented in FONASBA membership.
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