Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery will be performed by Paris and Tokyo MOU member states from 1 September to 30 November 2013. Read More...
In this post forthcoming requirements for 2013
are listed. Links referring to associated issuing authorities has been added for your easy reference. Read More...
Vessels trading in US territorial water should have a biofouling management plan as from 21 June 2012
. This plan can be either a separate plan or incorporated in the ballast water management plan. Read More...
As from 1st August 2012
the North America Emission Control Area is coming in to force according with Marpol Annex VI new appendix containing the geographical definition of the ECA zone according with MEPC.a/Circ.723. Read More...
Paris and Tokyo MOU CIC Consternated Inspection Campaign commencing 1st September 2012 until 30 November 2012
regarding Fire Safety Systems
. Read More...
As from 1st August 2012
transport Canada Port State Control Officers will check compliance with North America Emission Control Area (ECA). Read More...
This post is an update to Chinas MSA list of SPROS.
As discussed in our previous port
this regulations require owners/operators of (a) any ship carrying polluting and hazardous cargoes in bulk or (b) any other vessel above 10,000 GT to enter into a pollution clean-up contract with a Maritime Safety Agency (MSA) approved Ship Pollution Response Organization before the vessel enters a PRC port. Read More...
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a Non Discharge Zone (NDZ) in the California marine waters as from 28 March 2012
.California marine waters extend 3 nautical miles from the base line. In this post you can download NDZ map. Read More...
Tokyo MOU has published deficiency analysis for the CIC performed on Structural Safety and the International convention of Load Lines between 1st September 2011 and 30 November 2011. Read More...
According with AMSA marine notice 7/2012
, guidance for the compliance of ECDIS according SOLAS was published. Also a flow chart is available to help ship managers to perform self evaluation. Finally as ECDIS requirements will come in to force 1st July 2012, for some types of vessels
, PSC inspectors will focus on their SOLAS compliance. We recommend to use this guidance as compliance check not only for Australian ports. Read More...
In continuation to our previous post
Chinese MSA has issued a notice on 22 December requiring any Ship carrying polluting or hazardous cargo or any other vessel above 10'000 GT should have a signed pollution clean up contract with an MSA approved SPROs before entering Chinese Ports.
Below you can find most common and useful FAQ produced by International Group. Read More...
Chinese MSA finally released list of approved OSRO for class I and class II. These two classes cover almost all tankers and dry cargo vessels larger than 30000GT. Vessels calling Chinese ports after 1st of January 2012
should have a signed contract with one of the approved SPORs. Read More...
The purpose of these post is to give you a collective list of main US Coast Guard regulations that vessels need to comply before or during in US territorial waters. Read More...
According with BMW.2/Circ.35
vessels before entering Mediterranean region or engaged in traffic between MED&Black Sea ports should voluntarily exchange ballast according with D-1 requirement of the ballast water management convention as from 1st January 2012. Read More...
Reference to our previous posts dated 28/2/2010
regarding appointment of approved Oil Spill Response Organizations (OSRO) by Chinese MSA, we have been informed that the already delayed list, planed to be published within August, is now further delayed and is going to be released in October 2011
It is advisable that operators do not enter any contractual agreements with any OSROs until the approved list is released by Chinese MSA.
It has been decided in the 21st PSC meeting in Tokyo, for a joint Paris and Tokyo MOU concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) regarding Structural Safety & load line Systems
. The CIC will be carried out from 1st September
to 30 November 2011
. Read More...
USCG has issued a warning regarding the operating failure of quick closing valves. Ch. Engineers will have to present not only the satisfactory operating of quick closing valves but also maintenance records and operating instructions. Read More...
In addition to our previous post
regarding Paris MOU NIR effective from 1 January 2011, vessels need to transmit the following info to the port authorities prior arrival. Failure to do so will result to targeted inspection by the Paris MOU PSC.
Vessels in Georgia will be inspected as per standard procedure by Black Sea pollution inspectors who will carry out an inspection as per MARPOL requirements. The inspection will usually cover garbage and ballast management, oil record books and an inspection of the machinery spaces. It is quite common for a vessel to be identified as having deficiencies relating to the operation and maintenance of the sewage treatment equipment. Read More...