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Tag: SOLAS

ABS becomes RO for Italy

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ABS has been authorized as a Recognized Organization for Italy, giving the organization the ability to carry out statutory reviews and certifications on behalf of the Italian Flag Administration. 

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Panama flag issues new guidance for SSAS

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The Panama Maritime Authority has issued a circular to inform about updates on the instructions and procedures of the Ship Security Alert System according to SOLAS 74, as amended, highlighting that all the Panamanian flagged vessels shall be provided with a SSAS capable of transmit a security alert to a designated, competent authority when activated in an emergency situation.

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UK MCA: EVDS not globally recognised as distress signal

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The UK MCA issued a marine notice, highlighting the risks of using non-SOLAS or non-pyrotechnic distress flares such as Electronic Visual Distress Signals. Where carriage of flares is not mandatory, the MCA nevertheless advises that EVDS should not currently be carried as a substitute for conventional pyrotechnic flares.

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USCG: Guidance on vessels providing hurricane response

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During the 2017 hurricane season in the US, many vessels rushed to help, because of the sever weather phenomena. In view of this, the US Coast Guard issued a Policy Letter describing the criteria that USCG certificated vessels require to meet in order to participate in the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

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