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Tag: SOLAS

DMA: Maritime safety regulation must be international

danish

Danish Maritime Authority announced that experts from all over the world met in London to debate tomorrow's safety standards. On this context, DMA calls for new regulations and guidelines on safe mooring arrangements and notes that an international regulation on safety is highly prioritised by Denmark.

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New regulations coming into force

ECSA

The 1 January is traditionally a day when new legislation enters into force. The year 2017 will be no different. Therefore, the North of England P&I Club has issued reminder of the new regulations that become effective from January 1st 2017 and also the amendments of existing regulations.

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Polar Code comes into force

POLAR

The mandatory Polar Code, for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters, entered into force on 1 January 2017. Its requirements go above and beyond those of existing IMO conventions such as MARPOL and SOLAS, which are applicable globally and will still apply to shipping in polar waters.

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Polar Code SOLAS applicability to US flag ships

polar code

USCG has issued a policy letter which aims to clarify the applicability of the Polar Code’s safety provisions. USCG explains that the applicability of the Polar Code, which enters into force on January 1st 2017, is more complex than other Codes because it builds upon three conventions – SOLAS, several annexes of MARPOL and STCW.

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USCG proposes rulemaking for Polar Ship certificates

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This proposed rule would add a new Polar Ship Certificate to the list of existing certificates required to be carried on board all U.S. and foreign-flagged vessels subject to SOLAS and operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters, generally above 60 degrees north latitude and below 60 degrees south latitude lines.

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What’s on IMO Agenda for MSC97

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IMO is about to hold its 97th session of Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) next week, 21-25 November, at IMO Headquarters, in London including many topics on the agenda for either adoption or further discussion.

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