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  • IACS and IMO implement unified rules for...

    The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) and International Maritime Organization (IMO) will implement unified rules for design and construction of the container ships. The new rules will get into force on July1, 2016 and will be applied for all the vessels built after that date.

  • Susi continues legal fight against Hai Fa

    Despite a failed attempt to bring the MV Hai Fa to justice, the largest illegal fishing-related vessel the state has ever caught, the government has renewed its efforts to crack down on the perpetrators behind the incident to avoid setting a precedent for weak law enforcement.

     

  • A well-defined maritime policy for a well-...

    Soon after the delimitation of maritime boundary, the entire nation seemed to have suddenly become aware of our legitimate right and jurisdiction over the newly acquired maritime territory. Now that we have a sea - an undisputed one of our own - we need an integrated maritime policy covering the complex systems of the sea, the knowledge and control of which are of great importance for the future of the country and survivability of the nation. 

  • DSD Shipping Slapped with Another Magic Hose...

    A Norwegian-based shipping company Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab AS (DSD Shipping) is facing further charges in the USA after a federal grand jury in Lafayette, Louisiana returned a three-count indictment charging the company and four of its employees with violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and the obstruction of justice.

  • Adopting ship-specific procedural systems

    With approximately 70% of our tonnage being 500GT and below, we understand that many of our Member’s vessels are not required to conform to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and therefore, the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.

  • Adopting ship-specific procedural systems

    With approximately 70% of our tonnage being 500GT and below, we understand that many of our Member’s vessels are not required to conform to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and therefore, the International Safety Management (ISM) Code.

  • Many tankers set to miss looming ECDIS deadline

    SOLAS regulations on the mandatory carriage of ECDIS for all tankers of 3,000 gt or more come into force on July 1, 2015. Of the 8,750 plus tankers in the global fleet required to comply by their first survey following this date, 54% are now using ENCs (Electronic Nautical Charts) on ECDIS. However, says UKHO (United Kingdom Hydrographic Office), over 4,000 tankers that make up the remaining 46% of the fleet are not yet using an ENC service.

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Spanish Ship Finance Scheme Is Legal, Court Says

The General Court of the European Union has overturned the EU Commission’s decision that theThe General Court of the European Union has overturned the EU Commission’s decision that the Spanish tax lease system was illegal state aid.

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