USCG and EU sign memorandum on mutually recognized organizations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard and the European Commission (EC) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) for oversight of mutually recognized organizations for survey and certification of commercial vessels. The MOC provides a framework for sharing and coordinating information, activities and best practices for oversight of recognized organizations (ROs) that carry out inspection and certification…

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Ship Recycling Loophole – updated EU List of Approved Ship Recycling Facilities

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) From 31 December 2018, large commercial seagoing vessels flying the flag of an EU Member State may be recycled only in safe and sound ship recycling facilities included in the European List of ship recycling facilities (‘the European List’). The European List was first established on 19 December 2016 and last updated on 22 January…

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EU MRV and IMO DCS Regulations – Reporting requirements

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In order to reduce emissions from shipping, the European Union (EU) has introduced the shipping Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation, which is designed to gather data on CO2 emissions based on ships’ fuel consumption. In parallel, the IMO has introduced a three-step approach, based on collecting and analyzing fuel consumption data, before agreeing what…

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ECSA: Strategic priorities for EU shipping policy in next five years

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Setting out its aims for the next five years, the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) has maintained that climate change is the maritime industry’s number one priority. Entitled “Sailing ahead – European shipping sets ambitious goals for its next chapter“, the publication outlines ten priority areas which the European shipping industry will be focusing…

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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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EU’s satellite navigation system Galileo reaches 1 Billion users

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Europe’s satellite navigation system, has reached 1 billion smartphone users worldwide. This milestone coincides with the 15th anniversary of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA), the Commission’s key partner in operating Galileo. European Global Navigation Satelite System (GNSS), and specifically European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS), contributes substantially to the maritime sector.…

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EU Maritime law: The Proper Management Of The Waste Produced By A Breakdown On Board A Ship

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Court of Justice of the European Union, by deciding the case C-689/17, dealt with the issue of the proper classification of the “waste” produced by a breakdown on board a ship. All waste intended to be moved between the Member States of the European Union, and outside the European Union, have to be…

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