13 Feb 2019
Web Alert: 'FONAR' systems in view of the 2020 sulphur regulations
The IMO has attempted to reduce airborne emissions from ships through Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention, which first came into force in 2005. This includes a global limit for the sulphur content of ship’s fuel oil, as well as more stringent controls within designated ‘Emission Control Areas’ (ECAs).
11 Jan 2019
Web Alert: IMO's Guidance on Ship Implementation Plan for 2020 Global Sulphur Cap
IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), during its seventy-third session (22-26 October 2018) agreed that Administrations should encourage ships flying their flag to develop implementation plans, outlining how the ship may prepare in order to comply with the required sulphur content limit of 0.5% by 1 January 2020.
25 Jun 2018
Web Alert: PSC Concentrated Inspection Campaigns for 2018
The Black Sea MoU and the Indian Ocean MoU have confirmed running a similar CIC from 1 September to 30 November 2018 to check ships’ compliance with air pollution prevention requirements and to boost awareness of the 2020 sulphur cap.
15 May 2018
Web Alert: Paris MoU to focus on air pollution from ships
The Paris MoU has announced that it will focus attention on marine air pollution in the near future. This development anticipates the new maximum limits for sulphur in ships fuel oil, which is due to enter into force on 1 January 2020.
22 Sep 2016
Web Alert: Safety concerns during lifeboat drills
The club is aware of a significant number of lifeboat related incidents leading to death and personal injuries over the past few years. Following a recent incident during routine drills (September 2016) which resulted in one fatality on board a cruise ship, renewed attention has been given by the shipping industry to safety consideration issues during lifeboat drills.