Maritime Safety: Pilot transfer arrangements

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This article aims to remind shipowners, operators, masters, crews, ROs, marine pilots and pilotage providers of the obligation to provide safe pilot transfer arrangements. There are frequent incidents where pilots’ lives have been placed at risk around the world, when man ropes have parted or its securing point has failed. In addition, there are frequent…

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SOLAS amendments and relevant codes entering into force in 2020

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO can be a challenge. According to newly approved 4 year cycle of entry into force system (MSC.1/Circ.1481), amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes, which were adopted between 1st January, 2016 and 30th June, 2018 (MSC 96th to MSC 99th) enters into force from 1st January,…

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SHELL: IMO 2020 global sulphur cap guide

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Shell Marine has published a new White Paper that offers ship owners and operators the guidance they need on engine care and cylinder oils, to transition successfully through the IMO global cap on fuel sulphur content from January 1, 2020. ‘IMO 2020 Ready’ from Shell Marine sets out the commercial, operational and technical challenges…

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EMSA Guidance on Ship Recycling Port State Control inspections

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) released the publication: Guidance on inspections of ships by the port States in accordance with Regulation (EU) 1257/2013 on ship recycling, ‘Inspections from the EU port States to enforce provisions of the ship recycling Regulation.  The application date of the EU’s Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) was 31…

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IMO 2020: Shipboard precautions concerning change-over to 0.50% sulphur compliant fuel

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In order to comply with the new sulphur limit for fuel oil used on board ships taking effect from 1 January 2020, residual fuel oils with sulphur contents of 0.50% or lower (hereafter, referred to as “compliant fuel oils” in this booklet) will be distributed globally and loaded on board ships. Consequently, the number…

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IMO 2020 Environmental regulation is closing in on shipping

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A few months from now, the new regulations by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will take effect. Current sulphur exhaust is capped by the IMO at 3.5% of total exhaust by ships in most of the open seas, and 0.1% in the so-called Emission Control Areas (ECA’s) along the EU and US coasts.…

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EU Maritime law: The Proper Management Of The Waste Produced By A Breakdown On Board A Ship

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Court of Justice of the European Union, by deciding the case C-689/17, dealt with the issue of the proper classification of the “waste” produced by a breakdown on board a ship. All waste intended to be moved between the Member States of the European Union, and outside the European Union, have to be…

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