Compliance with the 2020 ‘Global Sulphur Cap’ – Update July 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This ICS Guidance was first issued in September 2018 and was updated in January 2019 to take account of decisions at International Maritime Organization (IMO) committee meetings. This current version has been updated after the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in May 2019 and the IMO Marine Safety Committee (MSC) in June 2019.…

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International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) publishes its Annual Review 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal global trade association for shipowners, concerned with all regulatory, operational and legal issues, as well as employment affairs. The membership of ICS comprises national shipowners’ associations representing all sectors and trades from 37 countries, covering more than 80% of the world merchant fleet. ICS Chairman,…

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Risk focus – Enclosed Space Entry and Rescue

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Failure to comply with company procedures regarding entry into enclosed spaces can be fatal. This key shipboard operation sadly continues to cause injury and take lives every year, and in the following we briefly deal with the hazards, regulations and procedures involved in entering enclosed spaces. The most frequent hazards when entering an enclosed space…

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New guidance available on Arrested and Detained vessels and Abandoned Seafarers

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New guidance is now available to assist welfare organisations dealing with incidents of seafarers being abandoned and vessels being arrested or detained. The booklet, entitled Arrested and Detained Vessels, and Abandoned Seafarers, has been produced by ISWAN in partnership with InterManager, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA) and the…

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ICS updates the Flag State Performance Table 2018/2019

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its annual Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table 2018/2019. The ICS Shipping Industry Flag State Performance Table brings together data available in the public domain regarding the performance of flag states in terms of, inter alia, Port State Control records, ratification of international Conventions, and IMO…

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ICS study on Seafarers and Digital disruption

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The effect of autonomous ships on the work at sea, the role of seafarers and the shipping industry.  Main points discussed in the report: This paper focuses on potential social and practical consequences of autonomous shipping and digitalization on seafarers. This paper does not invent or create new definitions but rather draws upon existing work. The last 48 months have seen an…

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ICS – Preparing for Compliance with the 2020 ‘Global Sulphur Cap’

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) From 1 January 2020, in accordance with MARPOL Annex VI, the sulphur content of fuel oil used on board commercial ships trading outside sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs) must not exceed 0.50% m/m. The 0.50% sulphur limit is a significant reduction from the current global limit of 3.50% m/m which has been in place since 2012. The worldwide…

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