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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 10, 2020

Ballast water management - new type approval standard applicable from 28 October 2020

This statutory news provides information about the new IMO type approval standard of ballast water management systems (BWMS) applicable for systems installed on or after 28 October 2020. In addition, you receive recommendations on how to handle BWMS installation of the old IMO G8 type approval standard if installed prior to 28 October 2020, but that the commissioning survey is on or after that date.
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Posted: Jul 10, 2020

IMO and EU requirements March 2020 to December 2021

This statutory news summarizes the most important IMO and EU requirements entering into force after 1 March 2020 to 31 December 2021.
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

International Safety Guide for Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT 6)

OCIMF and ICS together with the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) have worked together over the past two years to revise and update the International Safety Guide for Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT 6).

This Sixth Edition encompasses the latest thinking on a range of topical issues including gas detection, the toxicity and the toxic effects of petroleum products (including benzene and hydrogen sulphide), the generation of static electricity and stray currents, fire protection and the growing use of mobile electronic technology.
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