ICS study on Seafarers and Digital disruption

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The effect of autonomous ships on the work at sea, the role of seafarers and the shipping industry.  Main points discussed in the report: This paper focuses on potential social and practical consequences of autonomous shipping and digitalization on seafarers. This paper does not invent or create new definitions but rather draws upon existing work. The last 48 months have seen an…

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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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Cabotage Laws from Around the World

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) released a multi-year study showing 91 nations have cabotage laws on their books. The report – called Cabotage Laws of the World – comes from the Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI). It provides the first comprehensive, independent analysis of worldwide maritime cabotage laws since the early 1990s. (SRI Executive Director Deirdre…

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Guide to proper ECDIS Management on board ships

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The London P&I Club has joined forces with London Offshore Consultants (LOC) to produce a guide to the proper management of ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) on board ships. The driving force behind the publication, ‘Is your ECDIS contributing to safe navigation or introducing risk?’ is the increasing number of negative findings…

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ABS Delivers Fuel Advisory Ahead of Impending 2020 Global Sulfur Cap

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) ABS issued the ABS Advisory on Marine Fuel Oil to help industry prepare for IMO’s 2020 global sulfur cap. The Advisory provides owners and operators with industry-leading guidance on the considerations and challenges with marine fuels which are likely to be used in addressing the 2020 global sulfur cap requirements. “The IMO 2020 sulfur cap requirement…

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