IMO – Ship noise negative impacts on humans and marine life

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Noise on ships ​Continuous noise onboard ships can have an adverse impact on human health. IMO adopted, in 2012, a regulation in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to require ships to be constructed to reduce on-board noise and to protect personnel from noise, in accordance with the Code on noise levels on…

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European social partners eager to make shipping more attractive for women seafarers

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) European Transport Workers Federation, (ETF) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) have today discussed possible solutions to increase women’s participation in the shipping industry in Europe. Currently only 2% of the seafaring workforce available for the EU fleet consist of women, whilst gender equality is being put at the heart of the EU’s fundamental…

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Antigua and Barbuda Authorizes DBS for IMO DCS (Fuel Oil Data Collection System)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Antigua and Barbuda Maritime Administration authorized Dromon Bureau of Shipping (DromonClass) to provide verification services for the IMO data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships as implemented by amendments to MARPOL Annex VI. DromonClass can offer the following services to all ships flying Antigua and Barbuda flag: Review and approval of Ship…

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United States Vs Inchcape Shipping – $20 million settlement re Overcharging the US Navy for ship husbanding

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Limited and certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, Inchcape) have agreed to pay US$20,000,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the U.S. Navy under contracts for ship husbanding services, the Department of Justice announced today.  Inchcape is a marine services contractor headquartered in the United…

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Movers and Shakers – Captain Nick Nash takes over as the new President of The Nautical Institute

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The newly elected President of The Nautical Institute, Captain Nick Nash FNI FRIN FRGS has pledged to help in its efforts to improve standards of shiphandling and bridge resource management (BRM). Captain Nash is Senior Master for Carnival Corporation’s 144,000 GRT, 3650 passenger vessel the Royal Princess. He also teaches at the group’s simulator…

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