Shipmanagement – Future IMO and ILO legislation coming up (October 2018)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The latest edition of the upcoming IMO and ILO Legislation is available now from Lloyd’s register. It provides an overview of legislative changes including significant adoptions and upcoming entries into force. This information is recommended for Technical, Safety, Quality, Crewing and Operation departments of Maritime companies, but there is also information relevant for yards and newbuilding departments. We…

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SOLAS requirements coming up for Fire Fighter radios

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), adopted the following amendment to SOLAS regulation II-2/10 regarding fire fighters’ communication: “For ships constructed on or after 1 July 2014, a minimum of two two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus for each fire party for fire-fighter’s communication shall be carried on board. Those two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus shall be of…

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Reminder: SOLAS container mass verification requirements (VGM)

The IMO issued a reminder regarding the termination on 1 October of the “practical and pragmatic approach” toward enforcement of the verified gross mass (VGM) requirement for shipping containers prior to loading. In other words, this “soft” enforcement period is no longer in effect from October 1st, 2016. What are the new rules? On 1 July…

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