California provides clarity on its biofouling regulations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The California State Lands Commission emphasizes that the International Anti-Fouling System (AFS) Certificate issued by a vessel’s flag state is not enough to document effectiveness of a vessel’s antifouling coating in terms of preventing the transfer of marine invasive species. The Biofouling Management Regulations that apply to vessels arriving at California ports were adopted on…

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Reminder – New biofouling rules for New Zealand coming in May 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will be implementing new biofouling rules for all vessels arriving in New Zealand beginning May 2018. The Craft Risk Management Standard for Biofouling (CRMS) will require all vessels to arrive in New Zealand with a clean hull. Under the new standard, vessels will be required to carry and provide…

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Reminder – New biofouling rules for New Zealand coming in May 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will be implementing new biofouling rules for all vessels arriving in New Zealand beginning May 2018. The Craft Risk Management Standard for Biofouling (CRMS) will require all vessels to arrive in New Zealand with a clean hull. Under the new standard, vessels will be required to carry and provide…

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California – New biofouling regulations, effective on 1 October 2017.

(Join our newsfeed at: http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Dear fellow Maritime professionals. The State of California has not forgotten us (like many of us thought). In order to keep everyone busy, and in parallel keep the State treasury full, the California State Lands Commission (SLC) has just reminded everyone that the new Biofouling State regulations become effective on 1…

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New Zealand: New requirement for biofouling management coming up on May 2018

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) issued a notice announcing that, from May 2018, all vessels arriving in New Zealand must have clean hulls. The Craft Risk Management Standard (CRMS) has been developed to provide guidance regarding compliance. From May 2018, vessels must arrive in New Zealand with a clean hull. Vessels staying up…

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Intertanko Guide to Modern Antifouling Systems and Biofouling Management

An increased focus on hull performance for improved vessel efficiency as well as the need to minimise the transfer of invasive species on ships’ hulls has seen the importance of antifouling coating selection elevated in many shipping companies. However, since the entry into force of the IMO’s Antifouling Convention (AFS) in September 2008 and the subsequent banning of…

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