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2017
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UK ports call for commitments on cross border trade

brexit

Commenting on the publication of the Great Repeal Bill, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne suggested that the Government’s statements, regarding the smooth transition in respect the legislative environment, need to be reinforced with assurances on cross border customs arrangements.

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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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UK MCA reports seven new detentions in June

june

Eleven foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during June 2017, after failing Port State Control inspection, according to data provided by UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency. During June, there were seven new detentions in a UK port, while four vessels remained under detention from previous months.

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UK maritime sector highlighted ahead of Brexit

maritime

As discussions over the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union get under way, Brexit negotiators have been reminded of the importance of the country’s maritime sector in negotiations and the need to provide enhanced seafarer employment and training, Nautilus International informed.

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Securing Britain’s maritime future

maritime

Nautilus created the second in a series of animations, highlighting the importance of the British shipping industry and seafarers. The organization informs that the number of British seafarers has dropped at 75%, since 1975, putting the country's economic security at risk, so it sends out a SOS.

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University launches new course in maritime training

training

Liverpool John Moores University’s Maritime Centre launched a new portfolio of Standards on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping and bespoke training courses, which covers courses for all ranks of commercial ships, super yachts and workboats, utilising the Centre’s existing and new bridge, engine and communication simulators.

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UK MCA signs International Group large casualty MoU

casualty

The Standard P&I Club announced that UK is the latest state to sign the International Group large casualty Memorandum of Understanding, regarding the response to major maritime casualties and incidents. The MoU was developed following the review undertaken in 2012 of major maritime casualties involving removal of wreck operations.

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UKAS gives ISO9001 accreditation to NKK

NKK

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of ClassNK classification society, has become an accredited Certification Body. The accreditation was granted by the UK national accreditation body UKAS and covers the certification of companies applying the ISO9001 Management Standard.

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