The world merchant fleet statistics 2018 from Equasis and EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This report provides a picture of the world’s merchant fleet in 2018, derived from data contained in the Equasis database. It examines the structure and characteristics of the fleet and its performance. The statistics are grouped into themes which could be of interest to the industry and regulators. The themes are as follows: The Merchant Fleet Population…

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EMSA Guidance on Ship Recycling Port State Control inspections

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) released the publication: Guidance on inspections of ships by the port States in accordance with Regulation (EU) 1257/2013 on ship recycling, ‘Inspections from the EU port States to enforce provisions of the ship recycling Regulation.  The application date of the EU’s Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) was 31…

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AMSA: Bulk carrier detained in Australia, crew owed $64,000

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A Chinese-owned bulk carrier chartered to carry coal to Korea has been detained at the Port of Gladstone by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority after crew members reported they were owed tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages. An inspector from the International Transport Workers’ Federation boarded the Panama-flagged Fortune Genius when it…

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Launch of Port State Control CIC on Emergency Systems and Procedures

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Emergency Systems and Procedures. The main objectives of this CIC are to ensure that: ships are capable of responding appropriately and promptly to emergency situations in order to…

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ClassNK releases their 2019 Port State Control annual report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This Annual Report on Port State Control (PSC) summarizes deficiencies identified during PSC inspections carried out in various countries around the world. This report is prepared with the objective of building awareness with the present state of PSC and thereby improving future onboard maintenance and inspections, and as well as Safety Management System. The…

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Paris MoU releases Annual Report on Port State Control for 2018 and White, Grey, Black Lists

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Paris MOU on Port State Control, has posted the 2018 Annual Report which also contains their White-grey-Black lists (for infographic check out the bottom of this article). In 2018 there were 24 Refusal of Access Orders (ban) issued. This shows a decrease from 32 in 2017. Refusal of access (banning) has been used…

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2020 Sulphur Inspection Guidance from the EU

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As the global shipping industry prepares for the arrival of the global sulphur cap in January 2020, the operation of ships in a multi-fuel future is a fast approaching reality. European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has posted the document Sulphur Inspection Guidance. It is intended to provide guidance to EU port state control agencies for…

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