Shipping carbon dioxide emissions – DCS and MRV systems to align

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 4 February 2019 the European Commission (EC) tabled a proposal concerning the amendment of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport (the “EU MRV Regulation”). The main objective of the proposal is to amend the EU MRV Regulation in order to take account…

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USCG – BWMS compliance date extensions (Update 11 Mar 2019)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin stating that it has reconsidered its previous interpretation of ‘next scheduled drydocking’ with respect to ballast water management system (BWMS) compliance dates. Due to drydock slippage, the Coast Guard has determined that existing extensions with a compliance date stipulated as the ‘first scheduled drydock after (date)’ will…

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EMSA ballast water sampling guidance

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) issued a document providing best practice guidance and a harmonized approach to sampling for compliance in accordance with Article 9 of the IMO Ballast Water Convention 2004. This document has been prepared based on IMO Guidelines for Ballast Water Sampling (G2) and related IMO documents and on current…

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Cyprus Flag Administration updates list of approved Private Ship Security Contractors (PSSC) 15 Feb 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus DMS has published an updated list of approved private ship security contractors in accordance with Section 84 of the Protection of Cyprus Ships Against Acts of Piracy and Other Unlawful Acts Law 2012. The updated list of contractors certified under Section 22(1) of the law is available on the department’s website. The…

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IMO issues guidelines on Fatigue

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Fatigue is a hazard because it may affect a seafarer’s ability to do their job effectively and safely. Importantly, fatigue affects everyone regardless of skill, knowledge and training. The effects of fatigue can be particularly dangerous in the transportation sector, including the shipping industry. All stakeholders should be alert to the factors which may…

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OCIMF- Vessel Inspection Questionnaires VIQ 7 Released, Effective 18 Feb 2019

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) OCIMF has released their new Vessel Inspection Questionnaire Nr. 7, on 18 February 2019. The amendments are shown on the document available here. Click below to download full Vessel Inspection Questionnaire Nr. 7:   More for you: OCIMF Report Templates (click links below to download): Petroleum LNG LPG Chemical   Source: OCIMF

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