China – New regulations on ECAs effective from 01 Jan 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Ministry of Transportation of China (MOT) has announced a new decree for the re-adjustment of Domestic Emission Control Areas (DECA) in China which will be effective from 1 January 2019. The main points of the re-adjustment are: The scope of DECAs will be extended to 12 nautical miles from the coastline, covering the…

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Maritime New Zealand webpage to assist Masters of foreign ships visiting New Zealand

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Maritime New Zealand has launched a deticated webpage to provide information to Masters of foreign ships visiting New Zealand. It provides information to assist Masters of ships visiting New Zealand in preparing their voyage plan as required by SOLAS V Regulation 34. It’s an important reference point given the huge variety of ports and harbours,…

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IMO Guide on Ship Implementation Plan of the 0.50% sulphur limit under MARPOL Annex VI

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) To assist ship operators and owners to plan ahead for the 0.50% sulphur 2020 limit, the IMO MEPC approved guidance on ship implementation planning. The guidance is part of a set of guidelines being developed by IMO for consistent implementation of the MARPOL regulation coming into effect from 1 January 2020. Details MEPC 70…

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Legal decisions and developments in Shipping – Ince & Co. October 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Shipping legal E-Brief is a regular publication providing you with key information on legal decisions and developments in shipping and related business areas provided by Ince & co. Subjects covered in this issue: Court concludes delivery made in accordance with terms of LOIs Deviation and the right to rely on contractual time bars…

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Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management and Practices for implementation

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Cybertechnologies have become essential to the operation and management of numerous systems critical to the safety and security of shipping and protection of the marine environment. In some cases, these systems have to comply with international standards and Flag Administration requirements. However, the vulnerabilities created by accessing, interconnecting or networking these systems can lead to cyber…

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USCG updates the Notice of Arrival and Departure (e-NOA/D) available means of reporting (Nov.2018)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The USCG National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) issued a notice stating that NOAD Schema 3.6 and NVDC Workbook 7.6 have been officially released. As part of ongoing efforts to enhance maritime domain awareness, USCG continues to improve handling of essential data contained within Notices of Arrival and Departure (NOAD). An updated NOAD schema, versioned 3.6,…

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Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – IMO action plan adopted

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has pledged to address the significant problem posed by plastics to the marine environment, with the adoption of an action plan which aims to enhance existing regulations and introduce new supporting measures to reduce marine plastic litter from ships. IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted (on 26 October)…

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