Amendments to the bunker delivery note relating to the supply of marine fuel oil to ships which have fitted alternative mechanisms to address sulphur emission requirements entered into force on 1 January 2019.
IMO - International Maritime Organisaztion
IBIA welcomes a decision by the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee to add a new item to its agenda to address concerns about fuel safety, separating the subject from discussions around the implementation of the new 0.50% sulphur limit under MARPOL Annex VI.
The MSC completed its landmark 100th session, with progress in the regulatory scoping exercise on maritime autonomous surface ships; approval of revised guidelines on fatigue and further updates on work on goal-based standards, polar shipping and safety issues relating to low-sulphur fuel.
The second phase of an IMO-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh has been launched at a meeting of stakeholders in Dhaka, Bangladesh (26 November).
SEEMP is a special tool of IMO to measure and control GHG emissions from the already existing shipping fleet. Know more about the plan in detail inside the article.
The prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2017 has been presented to Mrs. Birgit Sølling Olsen, former Deputy Director-General of the Danish Maritime Authority.
A rescue diver from China who made a series of underwater dives to rescue three people from a sunken cargo ship received the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea during the this year’s IMO Awards ceremony.
Evolution not revolution. Autonomous and remote-controlled ships are being trialled but seafarers, for now, remain indispensable to safe shipping.
A new international effort to combat the negative environmental impacts of the transfer of aquatic species through ships has been launched this week.
IMO Council should give the new working group reforming governance at the UN shipping agency a remit that allows it to effectively increase public scrutiny and civil society participation, Transparency International said.