First global standard for ship hull cleaning essential for marine ecosystems

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) BIMCO, the world’s largest shipping association, has moved a step closer to finishing a global set of guidelines needed to protect the marine environment from invasive species and reduce CO2 emissions. Currently, there is no common global standard for cleaning ships’ hulls to avoid transferring invasive aquatic species, nor for the potentially damaging debris…

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Legal decisions and developments in Shipping – Ince Gordon Dadds May 2020

(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: Supreme Court has no jurisdiction over hull underwriters’ claims against mortgagee bank in vessel scuttling case Failure to produce bills…

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OCIMF Static Towing Assembly Guidelines

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has released a new Guidance paper on Static Towing Assembly. This Guidance provide technical guidance on selecting fit for purpose towing assemblies that minimize risk of injury to crew members or damage to equipment and optimize the effectiveness of static towing operations. This Guide discusses the technical factors that…

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ECSA Survey on economic impact of COVID-19 to European shipping

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) European Community Shipowners’ Associations Survey results show that important segments of the European shipping industry are heavily impacted, and European or national measures are not always available in all member states to alleviate the situation. European shipping is facing a critical moment in the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Shipping companies, charterers, operators,…

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IACS issues the annual review for 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has issued their 2019 IACS Annual Review. The review contains a wide-range of articles of IACS work in 2019 including wave-modelling, non-destructive weld testing and container ship fires as well as commentary on decarbonization, ballast water compliance and cyber safety. There are also updates on IACS’ contributions to IMO…

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