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 OFCONTAINER…

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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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Advisory: Ballast water Management (ABS) 2019

(http://www.maritimeCyprus.com) The uncontrolled spread of nonindigenous species continues to be an important concern for the marine industry.Studies of the impacts of the spread of nonindigenous invasive species are frequently published. In response regulations mandating the treatment of ship’s ballast water have been promulgated. The ballast water treatment market and regulatory framework for compliance continues to…

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OCIMF issues guidance paper on controlling VOC emissions

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has issued a new information paper on volatile organic compound emissions from cargo systems on oil tankers. Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are organic chemicals containing carbon atoms that easily vaporise at normal conditions and enter into the atmosphere. OCIMF’s information paper presents the technologies and methods that are currently available for…

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