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Posted: Jan 10, 2018

Tests Show Ease of Hacking ECDIS, Radar and Machinery

Security company Naval Dome has demonstrated what it says is the maritime industry’s nightmare security scenario with a series of cyber penetration tests on systems in common use on board tankers, container ships, super yachts and cruise ships. 

The tests demonstrated the ease with which hackers can access and over-ride ship critical systems.

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Posted: Jan 10, 2018

ClassNK Maintenance Checklist "Good Maintenance Onboard Ships"

 IACS classification society ClassNK released their latest updated version of Good Maintenance Onboard Ships October 2017.  First published in 1994, this latest version of the booklet has been expanded to incorporate ideas and comments from port state control authorities, shipowners, and mariners, as well as extensive data compiled by the Society itself.

This publication provides a comprehensive set of four checklists for shipmasters, crew, shipowners, and other key personnel that covers every aspect of statutory requirements with clear references to the relevant regulations.  These four checklists cover items essential to routine maintenance, PSC inspections, Safety Management Systems, and International Ship and Port Facility Security.  An Appendix has been newly added which includes photos of the most common deficiencies found onboard ship.  Advice is also provided on how to address key maintenance issues, including how to check many specific items and the action to be taken when problems are found.

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Posted: Jan 9, 2018

Amendments to MARPOL Annex V (regulation for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships)

The amendments to MARPOL Annex V adopted at MEPC 70 will enter into force on 1 March 2018. The changes include criteria for determining whether cargo residues are harmful to the marine environment, and a new Garbage Record Book format with a new garbage category for e-waste. This news provides a summary of the new regulations.
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