Ships trading in designated emission control areas will have to use fuel oil on board with sulphur content of no more than 0.10% from 1st January 2015. Learn everything you want to know about the new sulphur limits inside the article.
Though rescue of illegal migrants is a legal and humanitarian obligation under the international maritime law, there have been incidents that have posed serious threat to the safety of the ship and its crew. A ship’s captain presents his view through real incidents on rescuing migrants at the sea.
There are lot of discussions going on for adopting Coriolis flow meters in the bunkering industry to improve upon existing measurement technologies and to prevent fuel-pilferage. Can mass flow metering system prevent fuel-pilferage?
It is mandatory for all ships to comply with ballast water convention while carrying out ballasting and de-ballasting processes. Learn about ten important points for complying with the ballast water convention.
Shashank Agrawal, vice-president legal of Wirana Shipping Corp, Singapore, looks at the problems facing cash buyers and ship recyclers and suggest ways of overcoming them with strong leadership and support from the new Indian government.
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.
All ships and seafarers are now required to go through the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 inspection process to avail the MLC certification. Mentioned in this article are few important points which must be considered for successful MLC surveys.