MOL will launch research and development (R&D) on the adoption of a large-scale liquefied carbon dioxide (CO2) carrier to complete the basic design under a project entrusted to Japan CCS Co., Ltd.
The Tokyo and Paris MoUs on PSC have been working collaboratively to ensure that vessel owners and operators are aware that under the Authorities belonging to these MoUs, inspections will be undertaken to ensure compliance.
In 2018 there were 24 Refusal of Access Orders (ban) issued. Refusal of access (banning) has been used 77 times since 2016. The detention percentage has decreased to 3.15% (from 3.87%).
BMA is pleased to announce that for the 17th consecutive year, The Bahamas has been included on the Paris MoU port state inspection whitelist of flag state performance and has moved up six places, securing the number two spot.
In the year 1978, a massive oil spill was caused on the coast of France by the grounding of the oil tanker named Amoco Cardiz. Because of this oil spill 12 European Maritime authorities and the European commission decided to develop a harmonized system to inspect foreign ship for defects and deficiencies in their ports.
The MCA announced that ten foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during July 2017 after failing PSC inspection.
The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris MoU on Port State Control will launch a joint CIC on SAFETY OF NAVIGATION.
11 peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats with handheld banners to oppose the Statoil Songa Enabler oil rig.
M/V Acorus was detained in Port of Elefsis Greece on 6 July 2017, and the ship flies the flag of Moldova Republic, which is black on the current Paris MoU WGB list.
MCA announced today that seven foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during July 2016 after failing PSC inspection, so a total of six vessels remain under detention at the end of July.