Thetis-Med PSC information sharing system now available

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The new information system THETIS-Med went live this month in what is seen as a milestone in the EU’s efforts to foster regional cooperation among Mediterranean countries. It will support the members of the Mediterranean Memorandum of Understanding (Med MoU) on Port State Control (PSC). It marks the beginning of a new era on how…

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Risk of fires on Ro-Ro ships (guidance)

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) commissioned a study which investigates risk control options (RCOs) for mitigating the risk from fires on ro-ro decks. The first part considers RCOs in relation to Electrical Fire as ignition risk and the second part considers RCOs to mitigate the risk of Fire Extinguishing Failure. With regards to extinguishing failure the focus has…

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2020 Sulphur Inspection Guidance from the EU (Dec 2019)

(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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European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) 5 year strategy plan for 2020 – 2024

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) EMSA has published their 5-year strategy plan for years 2020-2024. The strategy hinges around five priority areas – sustainability, safety, security, simplification and surveillance – and the four key functions of service provider, reliable partner, international reference and knowledge hub. The new strategy reflects EMSA’s important role in the implementation of the European Commission’s…

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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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