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Tag: IMO

USCG focuses on cyber risk management

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As October is national cyber security awareness month, the US Coast Guard informed that, in partnership with industry associations, class societies, and other Flag States, worked through IMO to develop Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management, and a subsequent Resolution Maritime Cyber Risk Management in SMS.

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The maritime security index explained

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The index aims to measure and map a range of threats to maritime governance and the capacity of nations to counter these threats. By bringing diverse challenges like piracy, smuggling and capacity-building into one comprehensive analysis, industry can better identify areas for development and expanded cooperation.

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IMO revises circular on carriage of bauxite

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During latest IMO's Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CC4), IMO raised awareness on the hazards of bauxite cargo and updated a previous circular, noting that some bauxite cargoes (specifically those with a larger proportion of smaller particles) present a risk caused by moisture and should be treated as Group A cargoes.

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IMO Sec-Gen completes first visit to Russia

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Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary-General has been on a formal visit to Russia, where he has met with top officials of the Transport Ministry and took part in the Tokyo MoU Committee. The parties expressed their hope for further fruitful cooperation in favour of the global maritime industry.

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IMO warns of bauxite’s hazards as ship cargo

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Bauxite may become unstable when carried in bulk on a ship, potentially causing the vessel to capsize, according to a new warning issued by IMO. Certain forms of bauxite with a large proportion of smaller particles could be subject to a newly-identified phenomenon of “dynamic separation” when there is excess moisture in the cargo.

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Risks of bauxite top IMO agenda

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IMO informed that its Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers, being held from 11 to 15 September, will consider the latest research results on the potential instability of bauxite when carried as a ship’s cargo, that may lead to changes in industry rules about how such cargoes should be handled.

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IMO reviews maritime security code of conduct

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IMO informed that it took a major role in an exercise, evaluating the success of code of conduct dealing with maritime crime in west and central Africa, in 16-17 August. The Yaoundé Code of Conduct was signed in 2013 by 25 west and central African countries, aiming to address matters such as piracy and illegal fishing.

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