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CIC on Emergency Systems and Procedures: A best practice guide

CIC on Emergency Systems and Procedures: A best practice guide

A new Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Emergency Systems and Procedures has been recently announced jointly by Paris, Tokyo MoU, Black Sea and Indian MoU to be held for a period of three months, commencing from 1 September 2019 and ending 30 November 2019.

High Risk Area in Indian Ocean gets smaller

High Risk Area in Indian Ocean gets smaller

An industry group of shipping and oil industry organizations have decided to reduce the geographic boundaries of the High Risk Area (HRA) for piracy in the Indian Ocean. Therefore, as of 1st May 2019, the regional UKHO Maritime Security Chart, Q6099 will be updated by Notice to Mariners and a new version will be produced to reflect those changes.

Joint CIC on MARPOL Annex VI: Key Outcomes

Joint CIC on MARPOL Annex VI: Key Outcomes

The PSC Authorities checked eleven items as mentioned in the CIC questionnaire in order to ensure whether vessels follow all provisions of MARPOL Annex VI and the prevention of air pollution.

Key challenges of the regulatory landscape when trading in US waters

Key challenges of the regulatory landscape when trading in US waters

SQE Marine, in association with HudsonAnalytix, organized a complimentary Regulatory Update Workshop on the topic of “Trading in US Waters” and informed attendees on several aspects and trends regarding US regulatory landscape. The workshop was held at the Yacht Club of Greece on Tuesday 29th of January 2019.

USA VGP Annual Report for 2018

USA VGP Annual Report for 2018

The 2013 Vessel General Permit that replaced the 2008 Vessel General Permit, has incorporated a new requirements for a submission of an electronically annual report by February 28th covering activities conducted from January 1st, till December 31, of previous year.

China Emission regulations

China Emission regulations

China in order to support the IMO Data Collection System has set a regulation for reporting fuel consumption (from 01-01-2019) from all vessels entering/leaving China’s Ports.

Ship Implementation Plan for Sulfur Compliance

Ship Implementation Plan for Sulfur Compliance

Recently the revised BMP-5 (led the way of revised guidance due to differences to areas of interest and used methods of piracy attacks. Additionally OCIMF issued the Guidelines to Harden Vessels.