Maritime News

Posted: May 12, 2022

Safe handling of hatch covers

AMSA Marine Notice

This marine notice aims to raise awareness of the importance of the safe operation and maintenance of hatch covers and related equipment on board vessels.
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Posted: May 9, 2022

Updates to the 2021 guidelines for exhaust gas cleaning systems ("scrubber guideline")

DNV

The updated MEPC.340(77) 2021 Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems was adopted in November 2021, and shipowners and manufacturers operating or designing EGCSs (exhaust gas cleaning systems) will need to meet some modified requirements. A summary of the most relevant changes is presented in this statutory news.

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Posted: May 9, 2022

Cybutryne banned in anti-fouling systems from 1 January 2023

DNV

In July 2021, at the 76th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76), the IMO adopted an amendment to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships (AFS Convention). This statutory news describes this requirement in more detail and provides recommendations for a smooth process towards compliance.
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Posted: May 9, 2022

NEWS BRIEF: PPR 9

ABS

The IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) held its 9th session virtually from April 4 to 8, 2022. This Brief provides an overview of the more significant issues progressed at this session.

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Posted: May 9, 2022

NEWS BRIEF: MSC 105

ABS

The IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) held its 105th session virtually from April 20 to 29, 2022. This Brief provides an overview of the more significant issues progressed at this session.

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