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.
AMSA issued Marine Notice 01/2021, announcing a Focused Inspection Campaign (FIC) for livestock carriers, which will run from 1 March 2021 to 31 August 2021.
Understanding SOPEP and SMEP is of paramount importance for maritime professionals in order to be prepared for an oil pollution incident.
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.
VIDA requires EPA to develop national standards of performance for incidental discharges (similar to the discharges in the EPA 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP)) by December 2020.
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”.