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Safety

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All the latest news concerning national and international standards for the safety of merchant and passenger ships.

  Apr 19, 2024

Canada's speed restriction measures for protecting North Atlantic right whales

Transport Canada has issued a ship safety bulletin on speed restrictions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to protect the North Atlantic right whale....

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  Apr 19, 2024

VTS Manual Edition 8.3 issued by IALA

The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) has issued the VTS Manual, Edition 8.3....

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UK

  Apr 18, 2024

UK issues new amended codes of practice for authorisation of certifying authorities

UK MCA amended Marine Information Note (MIN) 538 concerning codes of practice – authorisation of certifying authorities....

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  Apr 17, 2024

Canada: Bulletin on new and existing requirements for vessels

Transport Canada has issued a ship safety bulletin No. 09/2024 on new and existing insurance requirements for some vessels....

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  Apr 15, 2024

India: Introduction of online Ship Reporting and communication protocols for sensitive regions

DGS published a circular regarding the implementation of an online Ship Reporting system for specific maritime regions prone to security risks....

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  Apr 12, 2024

Approved Radio Accounting Authorities (RAAs) for Barbadian vessels

The Barbados Maritime Ship Registry has issued bulletin No. 033 v 2.0 on RAA, PSA, MMSI and Call Signs....

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IMO

  Apr 12, 2024

IMO issues guidance for temporary storage of treated sewage and grey water in ballast water tanks

IMO has published BWM.2/Circ.82 with guidance for the temporary storage of treated sewage and/or grey water in ballast water tanks....

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  Apr 11, 2024

UK issues new edition of Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers

UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has issued a new edition of Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers (COSWP)....

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  Apr 10, 2024

Barbados revises guidelines for safe manning and ship security

The Barbados Maritime Ship Registry has revised bulletin No. 011 regarding minimum safe manning requirements....

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  Apr 10, 2024

Guide for Certification of Container Securing Systems revised by ABS

The American Bureau of Shipping, on 1 March 2024, released the revised Guide for Certification of Container Securing Systems....

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  Apr 04, 2024

Liberia: Guidelines for ISM Code and SOLAS compliance

Liberia Maritime Authority issued a marine notice on ISM Code and SOLAS compliance, ensuring safe ship operations....

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UK

  Mar 29, 2024

UK: Guidance on COLREG application for dynamically positioned vessels in dive support mode and vicinity operations

UK MCA issued MGN 696 (M+F) offering guidance on applying COLREG rules for DP vessels in dive support mode and nearby vessels....

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