ICS updates health guide to ensure crew safe measures during the CoronaVirus pandemic

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued updated health guidance for the global shipping industry to ensure ship operators and crew can safely deal with seafarers struggling with medical conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Alarming reports indicate that in some cases seafarers are being denied medical attention by port authorities. Many cases of seafarers…

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OCIMF Static Towing Assembly Guidelines

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has released a new Guidance paper on Static Towing Assembly. This Guidance provide technical guidance on selecting fit for purpose towing assemblies that minimize risk of injury to crew members or damage to equipment and optimize the effectiveness of static towing operations. This Guide discusses the technical factors that…

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Guideline for Arctic Marine Risk Assessment from the Arctic Council

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) Working Group of the Arctic Council has released a Guideline for Arctic Marine Risk Assessment. The guideline contains best practice methods and data sources for conducting regional and area-wide risk assessments concerned with ship traffic and operations in the Arctic. This Guideline applies the risk management process as…

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CoronaVirus: ICS guidance on managing ship and seafarer certificates during the pandemic

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This guidance provides information for shipowners and operators on managing ship and seafarer certificates during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It covers ship and seafarer certificates required by the certification provisions of international regulations, such as those of International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) instruments, and highlights the current unique compliance issues…

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ILO Information note on maritime labour issues and coronavirus (COVID-19)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a global crisis which has impacted all aspects of life and badly affected the world of work. In the maritime sector, it has severely disrupted the functioning of shipping and affected the work of nearly 2 million seafarers worldwide. Numerous governments and seafarers’ and shipowners’ organizations have turned to…

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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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