Study investigating cost effective measures for reducing the risk from fires on Ro-Ro passenger ships (FIRESAFE)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Ships have been designed with Ro-Ro spaces for many years with first roll-on roll-of ships being train carrier and invented in 1840 decade in UK, was extended to military purpose during World War I to cross the channel between UK and France and commercially adapted to all road vehicles after proven effectiveness with World War II…

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IMO – Bunker delivery note amendments, ECAs, DCS and Solid bulk cargoes (IMSBC) code 2017 amendment entering into force 1 Jan 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Amendments to the bunker delivery note relating to the supply of marine fuel oil to ships which have fitted alternative mechanisms to address sulphur emission requirements entered into force on 1 January 2019. The amendment enters into force as the shipping industry counts down to 1 January 2020, when the limit for sulphur in fuel…

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BIMCO – China has not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers despite recent news

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Chinese regulators have updated part of its Domestic Emission Control Area (DECA) regulations with effect from 1 January 2019 but has not yet placed a full ban on open-loop scrubbers as reported widely in the press. In recent days, there has been reports that the Ministry of Transport in Beijing has now banned open-loop scrubbers from…

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California provides clarity on its biofouling regulations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The California State Lands Commission emphasizes that the International Anti-Fouling System (AFS) Certificate issued by a vessel’s flag state is not enough to document effectiveness of a vessel’s antifouling coating in terms of preventing the transfer of marine invasive species. The Biofouling Management Regulations that apply to vessels arriving at California ports were adopted on…

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EU – Modernizing ship reporting systems (European Maritime Single Window environment)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Every time a ship stops at a port, it needs to fulfill a number of reporting obligations. The Council today reached a general approach on a proposal to bring together all reporting formalities associated with a port call, under a system called a European maritime single window. A single reporting window for ships will significantly…

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China Regulation on Data Collection for Energy Consumption of Ships in force on 01 Jan 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Chinese Maritime Safety Administration has issued at the end of 2018 a new regulation on data collection for energy consumption of ships which came into force on 01 January 2019. The regulation applies to ships: greater than 400 gross tonnage; or powered by main propulsion machinery greater than 750 kW of propulsion power calling…

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Reminder: EU – Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) requirements of the EU regulation concerning ship recycling enters into effect on 31 December 2018 for EU-flagged newbuildings. For existing EU-flagged vessels and for non-EU-flagged vessels, the effective date is 31 December 2020. An Inventory of Hazardous Materials developed in accordance with the Regulation must be compiled taking into account…

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