USCG updates Ballast Water Management FAQs (24 April 2018)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard has announced the publication of a revised Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document which combines and updates a collection of previous FAQs. These address questions on a variety of current topics, including compliance with Coast Guard regulations, the type approval process for Ballast Water Management Systems, and working with Independent Laboratories.…

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USCG – new marine casualty reporting forms

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard posted a bulletin advising that, following the recent rulemaking raising the property damage thresholds for reporting marine casualties, new forms have been developed to reflect those changes, specifically CG-2692 and CG-2692B. Starting on April 18, 2018, the US Coast Guard’s modified rules on marine casualty reporting will take effect. Entities…

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UK MCA – Guide to Good Practice on Port Marine Operations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued a very useful Guide to Good Practice on Port Marine Operations. This document is intended to supplement the Port Marine Safety Code. It contains useful information and more detailed guidance on a number of issues relevant to the management of ports and other marine facilities. The Code and…

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Reminder – New biofouling rules for New Zealand coming in May 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will be implementing new biofouling rules for all vessels arriving in New Zealand beginning May 2018. The Craft Risk Management Standard for Biofouling (CRMS) will require all vessels to arrive in New Zealand with a clean hull. Under the new standard, vessels will be required to carry and provide…

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DNVGL – Ballast Water Management – checklist for preparation of PSC inspections

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com)The international Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) came into force on 8 September 2017. In Paris MoU alone, the Port State Control (PSC) issued more than 70 deficiencies regarding BWM in the last four months of 2017; worldwide more than 160 deficiencies were identified up to March 2018. This news provides you with an overview…

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Shipmanagement – Future IMO and ILO legislation coming up (March 2018)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This document published by LR, summarizes the most important IMO/ ILO requirements entering into force. This information is recommended for Technical, Safety, Quality, Crewing and Operation departments of Maritime companies, but there is also information relevant for yards and newbuilding departments. We hope you will find the information useful. Click on below image to download. Source: Lloyd’s Register      

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