China ECA'S update
China MSA have strengthened enforcement of the low sulphur fuel regulation (with sulphur contents no more than 0.5%) at all 11 core ports since 1 January 2017. It is said that MSA Tianjin has recently imposed penalty against a ship in violation. Members need to be vigilant in compliance of the regulation to avoid penalty and ship delay.
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Australia: COVID-19 Update
Members are advised that effective 12:00pm, Thursday 22 July, South Australia transitioned from a 'low risk' state to a ‘medium risk’ state, advance warning of a FIC has also been given which will run in Australia from 1 August to 31 September 2021 to determine the level of compliance with the safety of navigation requirements of International Conventions and familiarity of the masters and officers with their processes for ensuring safety of navigation.
The Thomas Miller Group, including all owned and managed businesses will comply with GDPR with effect from the 25th May 2018.