New security guidance for southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb from BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO have published interim guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb, to assist shipowners and operators to assess the presence of new threat patterns in the area. The conflict in Yemen has introduced additional maritime security threats,…

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BIMCO Reflections 2017 – analysis on critical issues of the shipping industry

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,200 members in around 130 countries. The global membership includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. BIMCO’s Reflections is published annually and is a very interesting, short and accessible analysis on the critical issues faced by the shipping industry today and in the coming years. Issues touched in the…

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BIMCO practical guidance on safe launching and recovery of lifeboats

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), aiming to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries.   The ‘Avoid Lifeboat Accidents’ pamphlet gives clear guidance on how to prevent accidents with lifeboats and rescue boats equipped with on-load release systems.…

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BIMCO: Joint industry launches 2nd edition Cyber Security Guidelines for Ships

Cyber safety is as significant as cyber security. Both have equal potential to affect the safety of onboard personnel, ships, and cargo. Cyber security is concerned with the protection of IT, OT and data from unauthorised access, manipulation and disruption. Cyber safety covers the risks from the loss of availability or integrity of safety critical data and OT.…

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BIMCO appoints Philip Tinsley as new Head of Maritime Security

BIMCO, the world’s largest shipping association has appointed Philip Tinsley as its new Head of Maritime Security.  Tinsley joined the association in 2015 and assumes his new position after the sad and untimely death of his colleague, Giles Noakes, earlier this year. Before joining BIMCO, Tinsley spent 31 years with the Royal Marine Commandos – an…

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Shipping industry unites to propose ambitious CO2 reduction objectives to global regulator

Four major international trade associations – BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO – have made a joint proposal to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2…

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