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MEPC 67: IMO agrees to review Ballast Water Management System type approval guidelines and protect existing installations

At its 67th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to commence a review of the ballast water management system (BWMS) type approval guidelines (G8) and at the same time agreed not to penalise those owners who have already installed BWMS that are approved in accordance with the current approval guidelines. The...... Login to view this article

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Latest ebola developments

INTERTANKO continues to closely monitor the outbreak of ebola and the responses taken by various authorities. We are particularly concerned regarding the clamping down by health authorities on ships which have called at African ports. It should be recalled that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has not called for any ban on international travel from affected States, however, we note the steps...... Login to view this article


Oman/Salalah – ebola precautions

Agents of all vessels calling Salalah at the Container Terminal, General Cargo Terminal and anchorage are hereby informed the list of the last 10 ports of call must be sent to Port Control and Port Security Officer Training (PFSO) at least 48 hours prior to declared ETA of the vessel. If the vessel has any of the ports in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal in the last 10 ports o...... Login to view this article


European response to ebola threat

Several European countries have introduced measures in response to the continuing outbreak of ebola virus in some West African countries and isolated cases elsewhere, as follows: Spain All vessels must now submit their Maritime Declaration of Health (MDH) prior to arrival at Spanish ports. Health authorities will take all necessary precautions (inspections, shore leave prohibition, etc.) only f...... Login to view this article


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