An overview of how Day of the Seafarer 2014 was celebrated around the world for its fourth edition.
IMO - International Maritime Organisaztion
Twenty years ago the MS Estonia turned on her side and sank in the Baltic sea with 803 passengers and 186 crew aboard – 989 people in all – who needed to be rescued quickly in dangerous and dark conditions.
Reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption is a major priority for the marine industry. According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), shipping is a modest contributor to overall carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions as a method of transport.
World Maritime Day is celebrated every year, providing an opportunity to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO’s work. Individual Governments are encouraged to mark the day, on a date of their choosing but usually in the last week of September.
Video message from IMO Secretary-General as he shares his views on this year’s theme; IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has been awarded a Tier III-compatibility certificate by the DNV-GL classification society for MAN 8L21/31 four-stroke engine aboard a DFDS Seaways ship with a retrofitted SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system.
The draft International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), along with proposed amendments to make the Code mandatory under SOLAS, were agreed by the inaugural session of the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC 1).
The Rolls-Royce brand MTU and Fairplay Towage are to test an MTU diesel genset with SCR exhaust aftertreatment in a harbour tug in order to verify compliance with IMO Tier III emission requirements that come into force as of 2016. The nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions will be cut by 90% compared with the IMO Tier I regulation that was introduced in 2000.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has joined the international ad hoc Ebola Travel and Transport Task Force and is working with other United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations to monitor the situation and provide timely information in response to the outbreak of the disease.