International Chamber of Shipping Launches Free Guidance on Preparing for 2020 Sulphur Cap

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) To assist shipping companies prepare for implementation of the UN IMO global sulphur cap for ships’ fuel oil, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has produced – free of charge – some comprehensive guidance on implementation planning, to help ensure compliance across the shipping industry with this regulatory game changer. The free ICS guidance has…

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Brexit – Recognition of seafarer certificates of competency if there’s no deal

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Chamber’s immediate concerns on how seafarer employment would be affected by a no-deal Brexit. If the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 without a deal, find out how this would affect: UK trained seafarers working on board EU flagged vessels EU trained seafarers working on board UK flagged vessels A scenario…

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Implementation of IMO DCS – Some practical recommendations from DNVGL

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) With only four months to go (1 January 2019) before data collection starts for the IMO DCS (Data Collection System), companies should, as soon as possible, submit their SEEMP Part II for approval. Some recommendations from DNVGL to make your IMO DCS implementation process more efficient: EU MRV Monitoring Plan accepted as a basis for…

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USCG – Voluntary compliance with international sewage regulations MARPOL Annex IV.

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard issued a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) providing updated guidance concerning voluntary compliance with the international sewage regulations MARPOL Annex IV. This circular provides guidance for vessel owners or operators as well as manufacturers of any shipboard sewage processing equipment, including facilities that test shipboard sewage and related processing equipment, to…

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Flashback in maritime history – Adoption of OPA 90 in USA – 18 August 1990

  (www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 18 August 1990, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) was enacted into law in the USA. On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled over 11 million gallons of Alaskan crude into the water of Prince William Sound. There were many lessons learned the aftermath of the Valdez oil spill. Two of the most obvious…

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Intertanko – Gap analysis and mapping of Vessel Inspection Questionnaire edition 7 against edition 6

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Since the launch of the seventh edition of the Vessel Inspection Questionnaires for Oil Tankers, Combination Carriers, Shuttle Tankers, Chemical Tankers and Gas Tankers, INTERTANKO has been developing a gap analysis and mapping document for use by the tanker industry. OCIMF has stated that this edition has undergone an extensive revision process which has…

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