Port State Control (PSC) Top items – the main detainable deficiencies you need to know about

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The key to successfully reducing the number of deficiencies during a PSC inspection, and to avoiding a detention, is regular maintenance on board and a more detailed focus on PSC Top 18 items. The 18 most frequent detainable deficiencies were found in the following technical categories as defined by the PSC regimes: 03(…) –…

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ISM Code – Cyber Security changes coming into effect

The link between people and technology is processes. IMO has given ship owners and managers until 1 January 2021 to incorporate cyber risk management into their Safety Management System (SMS) or else ships risk being detained by port state control. This includes all commercially operated vessels over 500GT. It may also include other vessels depending…

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Integration of Marine Management Systems (ISM, ISO 9001, 14001, 18001, 50001)

There are many common or interfacing requirements between the ISM code and ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 and 50001, therefore any combination of these systems leads to a more efficient way of managing safety, quality, environmental issues, occupational health and safety and Energy Management. The ISM Code focuses on the safe management and operation of ships…

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Shipboard emergency drills matter!

It is arguable that in this industry, not enough “good news” ever penetrates the outside world, with the media only showing its awareness of shipping when there is a casualty. But positives can emerge, even from negative incidents, as demonstrated by the recent 2014 International Maritime Organization Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. This annual…

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IMO REQUIREMENTS FROM JULY 2014 TO JANUARY 2016 INCLUSIVE

USEFUL FOR ALL OWNERS/MANAGERS: Keeping updated on new and retroactive requirements from IMO can be a challenge. Hence DNV-GL has made a summary with the most important IMO requirements entering into force from 1st July 2014 to 1st January 2016 inclusive. Click below to access the list of requirements. DNV-GL_Statutory_Update_2014-12-01

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