The Emergency Escape Breathing Devices are part of the critical safety equipment and are used for escape from a compartment that has a hazardous atmosphere. Their use has become mandatory under the new amendments to SOLAS 74 (Chapter II-2, Reg 16) for all ships to which the safety equipment certificate is required.
The Standard P&I Club highlights that the new STCW amendments concerning master and deck officers on ships operating in Polar Waters will take effect on July 2018 and not in January 2018 as it was previously announced.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority issued an alert, to draw attention on a change in the launching procedure for HLB Co. Ltd. TALON II 4.0, TALON II 6.0 and TALON 9.0 lifeboat on load release systems, as described in Revision 10 of the Operation and Maintenance Manual for Release Mechanism.
USCG has released two draft policy letters on LNG bunkering for which it seeks public comment.
From 1st January 2014, all seafarers must have received training on new anti-piracy elements
New Requirements for Security training for shipboard personnel
Oil spill response exercise off Rostock
Changes to the format and renewal of AMSA Certificates of Safety Training (CoST)
Fearnleys: VLCC activity 'far disappointing' last week21/03/2019
Sea Traffic Management can help achieve GHG emissions reduction21/03/2019
OPEC crude production sees lowest level in 4 years21/03/2019
Rogue waves occur less, but become more extreme21/03/2019
UK, Seychelles cooperate to tackle piracy in the Indian Ocean21/03/2019
Sunken Grande America was carrying Porsche 911s21/03/2019
NYK presents market analysis initiatives via AI and big data21/03/2019
Port of Corpus Christi prepares to accommodate larger tankers21/03/2019
TT Club launches campaign on cargo safety in light of fire incidents21/03/2019
- Cyber Security
ABS, SecurityGate partner to provide cyber risk analysis21/03/2019