Life rafts are provided as a life saving appliances on every sea going merchant or passenger vessel in addition to the lifeboats. Life rafts are much easier to launch as compared to life boats and in case of emergency situation, evacuation from the ship can be done without manually launching any of them as the life rafts are designed with auto inflatable system.
SOLAS - Safety Of Life At Sea
Australia and Japan signed a memorandum at the headquarters of the AMSA in Canberra today which will allow liquid hydrogen to be shipped in bulk for the first time.
Members are reminded that the IMSBC Code amendment 03-15 as incorporated in IMO resolution MSC.393(95) entered into force on 01 January 2017.
A new mandatory code for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels enters into force on 1 January 2017, along with new training requirements for seafarers working on those ships.
As the Polar Code enters into force on 1 January 2017, this Regulatory News describes which ships and types are affected and the steps shipowners and managers should take.
BISON, announced the launch of a world first system for weighing containers on trailer chassis.
SOLAS convention on enclosed space entry was amended requiring all ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment on board.
The UKHO has called for ship owners, operators and managers to exercise greater vigilance in order to tackle the rise in ECDIS-related detentions and the risks to safety at sea.
The APM Terminals Global Terminal Network is working closely with supply chain partners across the portfolio to ensure seamless implementation of SOLAS weight certification requirements for export containers.
A new regulation requiring the gross mass of a container to be verified before it is loaded onto a ship enters into force today.
A new regulation aimed at protecting seafarers who need to enter enclosed spaces, by requiring ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment on board, enters into force on 1 July 2016.
The declaration of the accurate gross mass of a packed container is critical to maritime safety. SOLAS Container Mass Verification Requirements entering into force on 1st July 2016
An MSC circular on Advice to Administrations, port State control authorities, companies, port terminals and masters regarding the SOLAS requirements for verified gross mass of packed containers has been agreed by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
FAQs for Container Weight Requirements- SOLAS Reg. VI-2, as amended and effective 1 July 2016
The Port of Felixstowe has confirmed that it will offer a container weighing service to ensure UK shippers are able to comply with new international regulations that will come into effect on 1 July 2016.
On 9th December, the World Shipping Council (WSC), the TT Club, the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), and the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) jointly released a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to address issues arising from the new container weighing regulations due to take effect globally on 1 July 2016.
Over half of ships trading internationally are living with ECDIS, according to the latest figures published by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO).
INTTRA, the world’s ocean shipping electronic marketplace, announced the results of a customer survey whose 410 respondents overwhelmingly expressed concerns about the readiness of the ocean shipping industry and their own companies and customers for the implementation of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) verified gross mass (VGM) regulations.
H Henriksen of Norway has received SOLAS certification for a new off-load single-point boat lifting hook capable of holding up to 22.5-tonnes.
A new module containing information on audits carried out under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme has been launched on IMO’s web-based information portal, GISIS (the Global Integrated Shipping Information System). The IMO Member State Audit Scheme is intended to provide an audited Member State with a comprehensive and objective assessment of how effectively it […]
Effective 1st July 2016, all packed containers are required to have a verified gross weight declared by shippers. Starting 1st July 2016, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) requirements regarding the verification of the gross mass of packed containers.
New Zealand is celebrating a significant victory at the IMO. After more than eight years work, member states have agreed there is a need for an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention covering onboard lifting appliances – cranes, loose gear and winches.
Of the 8,750+ tankers in the global fleet that are required to comply with SOLAS regulations on the mandatory carriage of ECDIS by their first survey following this date, 54% are now using ENCs (Electronic Nautical Charts) on ECDIS.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has prosecuted two shipping companies and their masters for two separate marine pollution incidents within the Great Barrier Reef.