Persian Gulf Security Update
Following the recent incidents where two Greek-Flagged ships were seized by Iranian forces, the Combined Maritime Force (CMF) and the EU’s Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) have issued an Industry Releasable Threat Bulletin (IRTB) on the incident.
The IMO has adopted amendments to the Anti-Fouling Systems Convention (AFS convention) vide Resolution MEPC 331 (76), which restricts the use of Cybutryne and also includes an operative passage with respect to the issuance of the new AFS certificate.
These amendments will enter into force on 1 April 2022.
MEPC 77 - A Summary
The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee met virtually and in person on 22-26 November 2021 for its 77th session (MEPC 77).
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has been working to reduce the harmful impacts of shipping on the environment
The Sea Cargo Charter
The Sea Cargo Charter ("the Charter") provides a global transparent framework and baseline for assessing and disclosing the climate alignment of chartering activities against the IMO's absolute target as set out in its Initial Strategy which is to reduce the shipping industry's total annual greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions by at least 50% of 2008 levels by 2050
In the second episode of the UK Club ask an expert series focusing on ballast water the topic of Type Approval US Vs IMO, old G8 Vs BWM Code - Limitations of the Type Approval is examined with Dr Li Gang from SGS.
IMO Industry recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic
The IMO MEPC Review on VLSFOs
In the lead up to the implementation of the IMO Sulphur regulations (on 1 January 2020), the shipping industry raised concerns over the uncertainty and potential diversity of the VLSFO characteristics so the ISO committee in charge of ISO 8217 has published a global overview of the key VLSFO fuel characteristics
The 75th session of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 75) took place remotely from 16 to 20 November
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted Resolution MSC.428(98) Maritime Cyber Risk Management in Safety Management Systems on 16 June, 2017
The IMO announced that two new draft mandatory measures to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships have been agreed by its Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships
The Poseidon Principles, launched in New York on 18 June 2019, is an agreement reached between the finance sector and the shipping industry to integrate the IMO's policies on climate change.
IMO FAQs relating to new requirements relating to sulphur emissions that are due to enter into force in emission control areas on 1st January 2015