Cyprus Flag Administration permits the use of electronic Oil Record Book eORB

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) announced it has provided permission for the use of electronic oil record books (eORB) onboard Cyprus-flagged vessels. Under MARPOL regulations, oil tankers of 150 gross tonnes or more are required to maintain Oil Record Book Parts I and II for cargo or ballast operations, while all ships…

Amendments for Garbage Management Plan and Garbage Record Book coming into force March 01, 2018.

  (www.MaritimeCyprus.com) At IMO MEPC 70th session the amendments to the Annex V of the MARPOL Convention related to the Form of Garbage Record Book were adopted. These amendments were adopted by Resolution MEPC.277(70) with the entry-into-force date 1 March 2018 and include the following: Amendments to Regulation 4 and 6 of the Annex V of the MARPOL Convention (garbage…

MRV UPDATE – EMSA THETIS MRV – CO2 emissions reporting system is up and running

(Join our newsfeed at http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) issued a press release stating that a monitoring, reporting, and verification system has been launched to help reduce CO2 emissions from shipping at the EU level. THETIS-MRV will enable companies responsible for the operation of large ships using EU ports to report their CO2…

USA: Egyptian Tanker Company and Thome Ship Management Pay $1.9 Million for Covering Up Vessel Pollution

Two shipping companies based in Egypt and Singapore pleaded guilty today in federal court in Beaumont, Texas, to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and obstruction of justice for covering up the illegal dumping of oil-contaminated bilge water and garbage from one of their ships into the sea. Acting Assistant Attorney General…

Shipping industry unites to propose ambitious CO2 reduction objectives to global regulator

Four major international trade associations – BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO – have made a joint proposal to the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2…

Winner of the Lloyd’s List Americas 2017 ‘’Maritime Services Award’’

We are proud to announce that the Liberian Registry along with Prevention at Sea Ltd., were selected as the winner of the Lloyd’s List Americas 2017 ‘’Maritime Services Award’’ for the launching of the Electronic Oil Record Book (ε-ORB) (Part I and Part II) Maritime Software. The “Maritime Services Award” is for exceptional achievement or contribution to…