Marine Department of Hong Kong issued a circular to inform about the recent safety requirements for all local pleasure vessels, which will be further applied from 1st of April 2021.
The Republic of Marshall Islands shared the requirements for the design, installation, and operation of Recreational Fire Appliances (RFAs) onboard RMI-flagged yachts.
Except the pandemic and the risks arising, the shipping industry has to deal with a rise in cyber-attacks against superyachts and the forthcoming IMO requirements on the sector’s cyber security systems from January.
Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM, MSC and Kuehne+Nagel support Team Malizia in the Vendée Globe 2020 yacht racing regatta, in their efforts to highlight the importance of marine protection and sustainable shipping.
RMI issued a safety advisory reminding that all RMI-flagged ships, including yachts, subject to the ISM Code, are required to integrate appropriate cyber risk measures into their SMS by the first annual verification of the company’s Document of Compliance after 1 January 2021.
The first uncrewed yacht vessel designed has been launched, based on new technologies and reducing the environmental impact of superyacht operations.
USCG Sector Key West reminded commercial and recreational vessels of 300 GT or more of the requirement to file a notice of arrival (NOA) with the USCG National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) prior to arrival in the US.
In continuation of a US MARAD alert regarding increased piracy in the Gulf of Mexico, the RMI issued a Yacht Safety Advisory (YSA) for RMI-flagged vessels operating in or near Mexican territorial waters.
In 2019, four fire incidents occurred onboard RMI-registered yachts that resulted in the total constructive loss of the vessel, the Republic of the Marshall Islands Administrator informed, sharing key areas of concern and best practices.
In line with a wider discussion on the importance of gender diversity in shipping, a special initiative called ‘She of the Sea’ is working to make the yachting industry more diverse, in line with IMO’s work to empower women in the maritime community.
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