Maritime News

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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Posted: May 9, 2022

Revised Performance Standard for EPIRBs and VDRs

Lloyds Registry

Shipowners and ship managers should ensure that Voyage data recorders (S-VDRs/VDRs) and Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) due to be installed on or after 1 July 2022* are approved to the latest performance standards. The testing and maintenance of EPIRBs should also be done according to the latest guidelines, particularly for GNSS/AIS enabled EPIRBs.
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Posted: May 9, 2022

MARPOL Annex VI -Fuel Oil Sulphur Limit

Bahamas Requirements

This Notice outlines the position of the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) on the requirements of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Annex VI) in relation to Regulation 14, addressing sulphur oxides (SOx) emissions and fuel oil sampling and Regulation 18, addressing fuel oil availability and quality.
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