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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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New guidance for tankers transiting Gulf of Aden to Red Sea

Following attacks on two tankers in the approaches to the Bab el Mandeb that were not piracy related, the Combined Maritime Forces have issued new guidance. This guidance states that vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden to the Red Sea are advised to: Pass through the area between 44 00 East in the Gulf of Aden and 13 00 N in the Southern Red Sea during the hours of darkness and exit the Traffic...... More


ReCAAP highlights security threat in southern Philippines

The incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships during the first six months of 2017 are at their lowest level for a decade, according to the latest Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) half-yearly report. The report reveals there were just 36 incidents reported by government enforcement agencie...... Login to view this article


MEPC 71: Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI

The following Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, which has an entry into force date of 1 January 2019, were agreed at the 71st session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71), which was held in London last week. Designation of the Baltic Sea and the North Sea as NOx Emission Control Areas Amendments establishing the North Sea Area and the Baltic Sea Area as NOx Tier III...... Login to view this article


MEPC 71: Reduction of GHG emissions from international shipping

Members are reminded that MEPC 70 (October 2016), in response to the adoption of the Paris Agreement, adopted a Road Map for developing a comprehensive IMO Strategy on reduction of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) from international shipping. This task has been initiated by an MEPC Working Group, which held its first meeting the week before MEPC 71 when an outline of what the draft strategy which shoul...... Login to view this article


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