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Posted: Apr 21, 2020

Gas Cylinders - Safety Alert

This Safety Alert is issued by the Bahamas Maritime Authority to highlight the risks associated with refilling gas cylinders. It is based on the initial findings of an ongoing investigation into a marine incident.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2020

Corrosion of distance piece on SOx scrubber discharge water line

Recently, ClassNK has received several reports for incidents that sea water leakage was detected from distance piece attached to hull on SOx scrubber discharge water line.

Until now, the leakages were detected at an early stage and did not cause heavy water ingress into E/R.

However, ClassNK has concerns that similar incidents would occur in the future for the other vessels as well and may cause more serious accidents such as a large amount of leakage and water ingress into E/R, thus providing this Technical Information.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2020

Amendments to MARPOL Annex II - P&A Manual amendments

Amendments to MARPOL Annex II (Cargo residues and tank washings of persistent floating products) enter into force on 1 January 2021.

These new amendments, adopted by IMO Resolution MEPC.315(74), have newly defined persistent floating products ("persistent floater(s)") and impose stricter prewash requirements.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2020

Updated temporary guidance: Port State Control and the impact of COVID-19

Having previously advised that a period of grace for the delay of surveys, inspections and audits of up to three months would be accepted by Port State Control in the Tokyo MOU region, that guidance has changed to an “appropriate grace period for delaying periods for surveys, inspections and audits specific to COVID-19 given to ship by the flag State Administration and/or Recognised Organisation”.
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Posted: Apr 21, 2020

Amendments to the IBC Code – replacement of existing certificates

Amendments to the IBC Code, adopted by IMO Resolutions MSC.460(101) and MEPC.318(74), enter into force on 1 January 2021.
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