Every merchant ship needs to be registered to a state of its choice. The ship is then bound to carry the flag of that state and also follow the rules and regulations enforced by the same. Find out more about flag state and its importance in the article inside.
The International Ship and Port Facility Security code or the ISPS Code has played an important role in ensuring security and safety in the maritime industry after the gruesome terrorist attack of 9/11. What are these changes and what are the after effects. Find out inside the article.
The sewage waste discharge from the ship is regulated under MARPOL Annex IV. Find out everything you want to know about sewage discharge regulation at sea.
International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code has been created to avoid problems for shipping dangerous goods by categorising the aspect & level of danger.
In order to avoid marine pollution and losses of marine species due to oil spills, a prevention plan is carried on board all cruise and cargo vessels. This plan is known as SOPEP or ship oil pollution emergency plan.
The subject of Marine Insurance is very wide and encompassing, which is why there is a definite categorization of various types of marine insurance and different types of marine insurance policies.
Sea trade is a risky business which needs stringent rules and regulations to ensure safety of human life, ships, and marine ecosystem. We bring you 21 codes put forth by the IMO to maintain efficient operation of the maritime industry.