What’s New in IMDG Code 37th Amendment?

IMDG Code Amd 37 Vol I and II

IMDG Code 37th amendment will come in print by October 2014. Countries, shipper &, shipping lines can adopt IMDG Code 37th amendment in whole or in part on a voluntary basis as from 1 January 2015. From 1st January 2016 IMDG Code 37th amendment will become mandatory.



A Guide to Applying For US Visa For Seafarers

Deck-officer

Over the years, the US Visa has become an essential part of a seafarer’s portfolio. Many seafarers find applying for US visa a troublesome process; owing to the strict procedure of applying and getting interviewed. Here’s is a guide to help you sail smoothly through the US visa application process.



IMO MEPC 66 NOx Regulations And Arguments On Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Technology

Emissions

On April 4, 2014, IMO MEPC on its 66th session, agreed on stricter requirements for vessels’ NOx emissions in specific areas, the so called NECAs. During this session the entry into force date of these requirements has been also agreed, although until the final MEPC decision, there was a disagreement for this matter from a number of countries headed by Russia.



Guidelines On Place of Refuge for Ships in Distress

ship grounding

Place of refuge is a place of shelter on a coast or a port whereby the ship in need of assistance can take actions such that the condition of the vessel is stabilized and further loss to property or the environment is restricted. Learn about the guidelines on place of refuge for ships in distress.



Top 10 Documentary Films on Ship Breaking Industry

iron eaters

Poor working conditions, exploitation of workers, and lack of safety policies are some of the several issues that plague the ship breaking yards of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Mentioned herein are ten such documentary movies and short films on workers from the ship breaking industry.