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Posted: Oct 11, 2021

IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 104)

The 104th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) was held remotely from 4 to 8 October. The requirements for watertight doors on cargo ships were harmonized, and the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System was recognized for the provision of position, navigation, and timing services. The MSC also initiated the development of a goal-based instrument for autonomous ships, and the development of guidance for remote surveys and audits.
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Posted: Oct 8, 2021

China Ports – Mandatory reporting and Port State Control

There are reported an increase in Port State Control inspections in China. Many of these inspections are
reporting deficiencies, including deficiencies that result in detentions. The detainable deficiencies are due to existing conditions, primarily relating to main engine failures, defective Fire Safety Equipment, Pollution Prevention, Life Saving Appliances, Emergency Systems and Safety of Navigation.
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Posted: Oct 8, 2021

MIN 669 (M+F) Reporting Emissions Data into the UK MRV Regime

MCA

This notice provides information from the Department of Transport about preparations to be made by ship operators and verifiers in order to comply with the emissions data reporting required under the legislation underpinning the UK MRV regime.
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Posted: Sep 23, 2021

Amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual

Amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual will come into effect on 1 June 2022.

Amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual will come into effect on 1 June 2022.

The amendments are detailed in IMO circular MSC.1/Circ.1640.
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Posted: Sep 16, 2021

Carriage of Armed Personnel for Vessel Protection

BAHAMAS REQUIREMENTS

This Marine Notice (MN) provides instructions and guidance on the use of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) on Bahamian ships.

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