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Posted: Nov 18, 2019

China MSA Notice on the implementation of 2020 Global Sulphur Limit

In order to effectively implement the IMO's 2020 global sulphur limit, China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has issued the attached notice - a translation of which has been provided by the China Classification Society (CCS).
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Posted: Nov 18, 2019

SOx scrubber overboard pipe failure

Scrubbers are a relevant compliance option for many ships to meet the IMO Global Sulphur Cap 2020. DNV GL has for many years worked with owners and operators on scrubber installation and operation. This casualty information focuses on the importance of selecting the correct design and appropriate materials for the scrubber overboard spool piece, the need for good workmanship as well as the need for regular inspections in order to avoid similar incidents occurring.
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Posted: Nov 18, 2019

Digital nautical publications – how to stay compliant

DNV GL has recently experienced an increased number of queries related to nautical publications in digital form. This statutory news explains what you need to know to stay compliant.

Many flag states have issued guidance on the carriage of digital products. Such guidance refers to the main computer and the backup arrangements provided on board. In any case, individual flag state requirements, which might be given, must be observed.
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Posted: Nov 13, 2019

AWP Inspector Bulletin # 10

Attached our latest inspector newsletter.
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Posted: Nov 5, 2019

SOLAS amendments and relevant codes entering into force in 2020

According to newly approved 4 year cycle of entry into force system (MSC.1/Circ.1481), amendments to SOLAS and relevant codes, which were adopted between 1st January, 2016 and 30th June, 2018 (MSC 96th to MSC 99th) enters into force from 1st January, 2020.
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