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Monday, June 25, 2018

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INTERTANKO releases Ballast Water Contingency Measures for Tankers

INTERTANKO has released ‘Ballast Water Contingency Measures for Tankers’ in order to provide Members with guidance on practical contingency measures that may be considered in the event of a Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) failure. In light of the entry into force of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) as well as the step change in enforcement of the United States Coast...... Login to view this article


IMO SSE5: Detailed reviews of proceedings

As we mentioned last week, the IMO held its 5th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE 5) from March 12-16. Discussion items included: Draft amendments to the LSA Code regarding ventilation on totally enclosed Lifeboats Uniform Implementation of of the LSA Code IACS UI SC144(Rev.3, Oct 2017) – surveyor’s presence Guidelines for cold ironing of ships and of...... Login to view this article


HM Queen Elizabeth II visits IMO on its 70th Anniversary

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited the International Maritime Headquarters on 6th March to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the International Maritime Organisation. Following a welcome speech by Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the IMO, she unveiled a commemorative plaque which read: THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ON THE OCCASION OF HER...... Login to view this article


Joint-Industry Alert on Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Two tankers have been hijacked in the last four weeks in the Gulf of Guinea. This, coupled with the number of attacks and kidnappings of seafarers in this region has alarmed the international shipping industry. The Round Table of Shipping Associations and OCIMF are working with the International Coordination Centre (ICC) and navies to address the security considerations. However, in response to...... Login to view this article


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