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Port Hedland Mooring Requirements

Port Hedland Mooring Requirements

Port Hedland Authority issued the MARINE SAFETY BULLETIN 01/2021, regarding mooring safety with the port and terminals. Additionally BHP issued new requirements to come into force from July 2021.

DryBMS: A new safety standard for dry bulk sector

DryBMS: A new safety standard for dry bulk sector

At the beginning of January 2021, RightShip and INTERCARGO launched DryBMS which is a new quality standard for the dry bulk sector. The standard will be governed by a new NGO to be established later this year and will support the improvement of safety in the dry bulk segment. 

Cyber Security in SMS

Cyber Security in SMS

IMO issued Resolution MSC.428(98) as a response to the several cyber attacks occurred and to address cyber security within shipping, setting the legislation frame for cyber security, requiring “cyber risks to be appropriately addressed in SMS no later than the first annual verification of the company’s DoC after 1 January 2021”.

Seafarer Rest Hours & Industry Inconsistencies (WMU study)

Seafarer Rest Hours & Industry Inconsistencies (WMU study)

World Maritime University (WMU) launched a report, focusing on the systemic failures in the implementation of the regulatory regime for seafarers’ hours of work and rest, undermining the credibility of international regulations relating to working hours.

Key Recommendations for Safe Use of ECDIS

Key Recommendations for Safe Use of ECDIS

OCIMF has published guidance on how to improve policies and procedures concerning the safe use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS). The guide summarizes the contributing factors identified from the analysis of navigational incidents as well as Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE).

USCG Vessel Cyber Risk Management Work Instruction

USCG Vessel Cyber Risk Management Work Instruction

This work instruction provides guidance regarding the USCG commercial vessel compliance program’s approach to assessing the cyber risk on US flagged and foreign vessels to ensure they do not pose a risk to the Marine Transportation System due to a cyber event.