UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency issues Ballast Water Management FAQs (July 2018)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA) has published a document containing Frequently Asked Questions on the subject of Ballast Water Management. These address questions on a variety of current topics such as application of regulation to different types of ships, domestic or international, Survey and Certification Requirements, Ballast Water Exchange (BWE) requirements, Ballast Water Treatment Systems…

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UK – National Standard for Marine Oil Spill Response Organisations (OSRO)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued the National Standard for Marine Oil Spill Response Organisations. Certain UK ports, harbors, oil-handling facilities, and offshore facilities are required to prepare and submit oil pollution preparedness, response, and cooperation (OPRC) plans. From 10 September 2018, guidelines will require that each plan must include a contract…

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UK MCA – Guide to Good Practice on Port Marine Operations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued a very useful Guide to Good Practice on Port Marine Operations. This document is intended to supplement the Port Marine Safety Code. It contains useful information and more detailed guidance on a number of issues relevant to the management of ports and other marine facilities. The Code and…

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UK MCA updates the Code of Safe Working Practices (Amendment 2, December 2017)

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Amendment 2 to the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers (COSWP) 2015 Edition provides new information on sunglasses, the risk from sharps, solid carbon dioxide, and safe access to small craft. COSWP provides guidance on improving health and safety on board vessels and articulates how statutory obligations should be fulfilled. The…

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Guidance (MCA) – Prevent pollution and reduce harmful emissions at sea

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) It is generally recognized that all businesses have a major role to play in preventing pollution and reducing releases of harmful emissions into the environment and this is particularly true of the shipping industry. The impact of pollution on fragile ecosystems is particularly severe in the marine environment, and to address this there is…

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UK – offshore renewable energy installations – impact on shipping

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In the UK, there is an increasing number of Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREIs) including wind farms, and wave and tidal energy devices. This forms part of the government’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and tackling climate change. The location, size and irregular shape of OREIs present new challenges to the safe navigation…

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UK MCA updates the Code of Safe Working Practices

On October 2016, the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers amended to include additional issues the following sections: Entry into enclosed spaces; The operation of watertight doors; Working at height and over the side, in line with new legislation; Scaffolding; Means of access; Mooring, especially small vessels; Handling of chemicals and other substances…

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