IMO 2020: Whitepaper from KPMG

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) IMO 2020 marks the most recent culmination of efforts in decreasing the pollution exhibited by the maritime industry on the ecological life impacted by its day-to-day operations. This resolution from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will have an impact throughout the industry which already is in the middle of a radical revamp, with everything…

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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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Legal decisions and developments in Shipping – Ince Gordon Dadds July 2019

(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 Gordon Dadds. Subjects covered in this issue: The compensatory principle (re)applied by the Court of Appeal Expiry of class certificate under BARECON 89 did not automatically entitle…

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Sanctions – A guide for Owners and Charterers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Sanctions are increasingly being used by the United States and the European Union, and other bodies and countries, as a tool to accomplish foreign and economic policy goals and to be a visible sign of disapproval of another country’s conduct. Sanctions are an ever more popular tool used by the United Nations, the United…

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The distinction between ‘crew negligence’ and ‘crew incompetence’ and the consequence thereof.

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Assume a ship with only two valves (No.1 & No.2). Valve No.1 is the one that should be handled, the correct valve. Valve No.2 is the wrong valve and should be kept closed during cargo operations because, if handled, there will be a cargo contamination. Both valves are properly marked and labelled and…

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UK Government releases Clean Maritime Plan, setting maritime zero-emission travel strategy

The UK Government has announced that all new vessels for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies, in ambitious plans set out by Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani, to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector. The Clean Maritime Plan is part of the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, which aims to cut…

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