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2017
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Safety

USCG updates electronic chart policy

charts

US Coast Guard announced an update to its navigation guidance for the use of electronic charts in lieu of paper charts and publications. The updated version of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular identifies voluntary acceptable equivalencies to paper charts and publications and position fixing and plotting requirements.

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UK MCA informs of wreck and salvage law

salvage

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency issued an updated notice, advising on the roles and responsibilities of the Receiver of Wreck and the law relating to wreck and salvage, as well as on the responsibilities and rights of wreck owners and salvors, and how to report wreck material.

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SeaSense – Expert Thinking on ISM Code

SAFETY4SEA in association with The North P&I Club, initiates a special column including expert perspectives on critical issues with respect to maritime safety. Since 30 years have passed from the introduction of the ISM Code, we ask global experts to assess its implementation so far.

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UK issues Ship-to-Ship transfers implementation review

review

UK Department for Transport issued a post-implementation review of the ship-to-ship transfer regulations, informing that the targets and intended effects of the regulations have been achieved. The objectives of STS 2010 Regulations were to control the transfer of cargo and bunkers and maintain safety record for this activity, but were too restrictive.

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Paris MoU issues guidelines for electronic certificates

electronic

Paris MoU issued guidelines, approved by the IMO Facilitation Committee, informing shippers of how to facilitate the use and acceptance of electronic certificates. It is often that flag states using electronic certificates to experience instances of Port State Control authorities denying the validity of these certificates.

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New IMO life safety performance criteria guidelines

firefighting

The US Coast Guard informed that the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, held in June, approved the Guidelines for the Selection of Life Safety Performance Criteria, for use in Alternative Design and Arrangements for Fire Safety. Correspondingly, the USCG Marine Safety Center will now refer to these life safety criteria, when assessing vessels.

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