International Chamber of Shipping helps industry tackle age discrimination on board ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Age discrimination is no joke, and can affect individuals of all ages in any field of work. The shipping industry is no different. The ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) recognises this issue, but how can employers translate this into practical solutions for preventing age discrimination in real-life situations? The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has…

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IMO Guidelines for PSC under MARPOL Annex VI Chapter 3, from 1 Jan 2020

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) These 2019 IMO Port State Control Guidelines are intended to provide basic guidance on the conduct of PSC inspections for compliance with MARPOL Annex VI and afford consistency in the conduct of these inspections, the recognition of deficiencies and the application of control procedures. The 2019 PSC Guidelines are applicable from 1 January 2020…

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ABS issues guide for Fire-fighting systems for Cargo Areas of Container Vessels

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) ABS has recently updated their 2017 guide on FIRE-FIGHTING SYSTEMS FOR ON-DECK CARGO AREAS OF CONTAINER CARRIERS, which now includes guidance for fire stowed below deck, for fire on the deckhouse and finally guidance concerning container hold flooding as a measure for fire-fighting. The new guide is called: FIRE-FIGHTING SYSTEMS FOR CARGO AREAS OF…

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MARPOL annex VI – Sulphur Cap 2020: Records for the Cleaning of Fuel Oil Tanks (Guidance)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Fuel oil tanks should be cleaned on regular basis to remove build-up of sediments and sludge, usually during dry docking or whenever inspections of the fuel tanks are due. Most shipowners will want to change over onto compliant fuel well before the 1 January 2020. They will want to make sure all the tanks are…

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OCIMF guidelines for the development of Polar Water Operational Manual

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New joint guidelines from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) aim to support shipping companies by providing advice on how to develop procedures that best suits their needs when navigating in polar waters. Maritime trade between Arctic destinations and the rest of the world is expected…

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OCIMF issues update of key assessment guide for floating oil facilities

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) These OCIMF guidelines facilitate the uniform assessment of Floating (Production) Storage and Ofloading (F(P)SO) facilities. They provide a robust method for assessing the marine aspects of F(P)SO operations against international legislation and recognized industry best practice and are designed to supplement other internal assessments conducted as part of a company’s auditing process. Structure of…

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