European Maritime safety Agency Celebrating 10 year CleanSeaNet Service

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) CleanSeaNet is the Near Real Time European satellite based oil spill monitoring and vessel detection service, set up and operated by the EMSA since April 2007. The service provides aggregated products on possible oil spill’s, pollution alerts and related information to the operational maritime administrations within 30 min. after satellite acquisition to allow an effective use of the…

DBS Approved by Liberia Registry for IMO Fuel Oil Data Collection System

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Liberia Registry has approved Dromon Bureau of Shipping (DBS) to provide verification services on the upcoming IMO data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships as implemented by amendments to MARPOL Annex VI. DBS can offer the following services to all Liberian flagged ships: Review of the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan…

EMSA ship emissions monitoring via drone sniffers

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) can be used as aerial platforms for gas sensors (“sniffers”) to make measurements of the amount of SOx in a plume being emitted by an individual ship. Based on the SOx measurement, the sulphur content of the ship’s fuel can be estimated and compared to legal limits. The RPAS also carry sensors to…

DNVGL – Baltic Sea – First Marpol special area for sewage (for Pax ships)

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Relevant for shipyards, design offices and owners/managers of passenger ships1, cruise ships or ferries. Considering the availability of reception facilities, the MEPC agreed at its 69th session on the dates for the Baltic Sea Special Area to take effect. This will impact sewage management for passenger ships when operating in the Baltic Sea. The…

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…