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Focused Inspection Campaign on Safety of Navigation

Focused Inspection Campaign on Safety of Navigation

AMSA announced that a Focused Inspection Campaign on Safety of Navigation will be conducted from 1 August 2021 to 30 September 2021. AMSA surveyors will undertake the FIC in conjunction with Port or flag State Control inspections.

New CIC on Stability in General

New CIC on Stability in General

A new Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Stability in General has been announced jointly by several MoUs (Paris MoU, Tokyo MoU, Black Sea MoU, Indian MoU, Mediterranean, Riyadh and Vina del Mar MoUs), commencing from 1 September 2021 and ending 30 November 2021.

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  May 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”.