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Tag: IMO

RMI informs on pilot transfer arrangements

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The Republic of Marshall Islands Registry issued a circular, informing on means of ship embarkation/disembarkation and pilot transfer arrangements, regulated by SOLAS International Convention. Inspections and tests to confirm proper construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment shall be conducted in accordance with SOLAS.

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Norway ratifies first the 2010 HNS Convention

Norway

Norway set the example by becoming the first country to become a Contracting State to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 2010 (2010 HNS Convention), meeting certain criteria in relation to tonnage and reporting annually the quantity of HNS cargo received in a State.

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IMO FAL41 Outcome

fal41

The IMO Facilitation Committee held its 42st Session (FAL 41), from Tuesday 4 through Friday 7 April 2017. Mr Y Melanas (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) chaired the meeting together with his Vice Chair, Mrs M Angsell (SWEDEN), both of whom were subsequently re-elected for 2018.

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Inmarsat FleetBroadband steps toward formal GMDSS approval

inmarsat

An IMO Sub Committee decided to greenlight consideration of both Inmarsat's FleetBroadband and Fleet One for formal approval. To date, Inmarsat is the only company which has received approval from the International Maritime Organization to provide the GMDSS data and messaging communications on which mariners rely in the last resort.

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RMI advises operators on revised VHF GMDSS

GMDSS

Republic of the Marshall Islands issued a Marine Safety Advisory, in order to urge operators for compliance with revised Very High Frequency and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System HF Narrow-band Direct Printing channeling requirements. This Marine Safety Advisory supersedes MSA No. 05-17, which is now revoked.

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Australia proposes reforms in coastal shipping

australia

The Australian Department of Infrastructure and Development issued a Coastal Shipping Reforms Discussion Paper, where it suggests a change in current regulation of coastal trading, to ensure safe, secure and efficient coastal shipping as part of Australia’s national transport system.

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