DBS Approved by Liberia Registry for IMO Fuel Oil Data Collection System

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Liberia Registry has approved Dromon Bureau of Shipping (DBS) to provide verification services on the upcoming IMO data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships as implemented by amendments to MARPOL Annex VI. DBS can offer the following services to all Liberian flagged ships: Review of the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan…

EU leads the way with ambitious action for cleaner and safer seas

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) At the ongoing EU-hosted Our Ocean conference in Malta (5-6 October), the European Union has committed to 36 tangible actions to foster healthier, cleaner, safer and more secure seas. Amounting to over €550 million and involving activities worldwide, the announcements underline the EU’s determination to improve the situation of the seas and send a positive signal…

Marine engine subcontractor not liable towards shipowner under product liability law

(www.maritimeCyprus.com) On September 13 2017 the Danish Supreme Court passed down its decision in a product liability appeal case between a manufacturer of marine engines and a Danish shipowner. The pivotal question before the Supreme Court was the distinction between damage to: the defective product itself, which was not compensable under product liability law; and…

Carriage of goods by sea in the USA

Is your jurisdiction party to any international conventions on the carriage of goods by sea? If so, does the relevant domestic implementing law contain any notable modifications (eg, extensions to the scope of application)? The United States applies a version of the Hague Rules through the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (for goods in…

EIMF Launches its Maritime Training Academy in collaboration with international experts

EIMF Launches its Maritime Training Academy in collaboration with international experts The European Institute of Management and Finance EIMF, following continuous requests from the sector and with the input from a large number of clients in the Maritime industry, is introducing a number of Training Offerings under its newly established Maritime Academy, with 3 of…

EMSA ship emissions monitoring via drone sniffers

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) can be used as aerial platforms for gas sensors (“sniffers”) to make measurements of the amount of SOx in a plume being emitted by an individual ship. Based on the SOx measurement, the sulphur content of the ship’s fuel can be estimated and compared to legal limits. The RPAS also carry sensors to…