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Posted: Oct 8, 2020

"A Guide to Pilot Ladder Securing"

This document is designed to give clear illustrated instructions on how pilot ladders MUST be secured in order to comply with SOLAS Regulations & IMO Resolutions.
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Posted: Oct 1, 2020

1,000 Dangerous Ways to Rig a Pilot Ladder

Arie Palmers

Arie Palmers is a well experienced pilot and has provided some very valuable feedback over a period of years addressing all types of pilot ladder concerns and issues. This article shares these experiences and provides awareness in how ladders should and should not be rigged.
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Posted: Sep 4, 2020

MARPOL Electronic record books - option available from 1 October 2020

With the maritime industry getting more digital, from 1 October 2020, MARPOL will enable the use of electronic record books in lieu of hard copy record books. Electronic recording may benefit the retention of records by companies/ships and will reduce the administrative burden associated with paperwork.
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Posted: Jul 28, 2020

Proposed changes to IMO requirements on safe mooring

The IMO has drafted new proposals for requirements pertaining to mooring safety. These will apply to selection, arrangement, inspection, maintenance and replacement of mooring equipment, including lines. These addendum's are intended to improve mooring safety and are projected to be in place from 1 January 2024 somewhat behind MEG 4 implementation within the tanker industry however.
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Posted: Jul 28, 2020

MARPOL VI, Reg.22A - IMO List Of Ships Expected To Submit Fuel Report For 2020

The purpose of this Technical Alert is to remind operators of Bahamian registered ships of the requirement for timely submission of an annual fuel consumption report for each calendar year.

This Alert applies to all ships registered in the Bahamas to which Chapter 4 of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as amended (MARPOL Annex VI) applies, including ships that may have been registered
with or deregistered from the Bahamas flag during the current calendar year.
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