Regulations

Appraisal report – Make it fair & effective

Appraiser should prepare for appraisal within ethical framework, means he should leave all biases aside.
Formal training to all appraiser should be conducted to explain the purpose of appraisal system and value of it.

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KPI in shipping Industry

We expect a fair KPI reporting for the industry learning and performance improvement. If reporting from each shipping companies are true then we believe that industry will gain from the BIMCO initiative.
BIMCO has launched Shipping KPI (Key performance indicator) System which is new start for shipping industry to benchmarks the performance of Ship, fleet and industry. As per information from Bimco, it has been developed with the help of 20 shipping related companies. Key features of this tool are;

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Additional cost for ULSFO compliance

We cannot put price on nature and saving environment is never too expensive.  Saving the environment, the planet, the eco system is not only government’s job; private partnership is always required where private fitments are there contributing to damage of nature. It is either… Read More ›

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New conventions and amendments 1st July 2016.

Below are 2 new conventions and amendments which are expected to enter into force from 1st July 2016. 1 July 2016 – SOLAS – container weight verification Amendments to SOLAS chapter VI. This was long pending issue and considered major cause of instability on container ship;… Read More ›

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Shipping confidence level

As per shipping adviser Moore Stephens, overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell in the three months to November 2015, it is hovering at lowest level since this survey was started in the year 2008. Facts of this shipping confident survey… Read More ›

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China ECA – A new addition to ECA

DNV-GL-China-new-sulphur-requirements-2015_12China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection data shows that SO2 and NOx emissions from ships accounted for 8.4% and 11.3%, respectively, of China’s total emissions. So country had to work on it and they have planned to reduce SO2 emission by 65%… Read More ›

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ECA & CARB – Adaptation

From the 1st January  2015 onwards, vessels are required to comply with stricter sulphur limits within Emission Control Areas (ECAs), vessels are using Ultra LS Fuel oil or LS Marine Gas Oil. The vessel specific change over procedure and calculators are being followed… Read More ›

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IMO maritime safety instruments – Summarised

Below are some Marine Safety instrument name, Abbreviated Name, Date of entry into force: 1. International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 , SOLAS 1974 ·         Chief maritime safety convention. Replaced SOLAS 1960 and introduced “tacit acceptance” amendment procedure… Read More ›

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Oil mist detector – a boon for engine and life on board

The development of oil mist detector started way back in 1947 after crankcase explosion onboard the “ Reina del Pacifico” causing 28 deaths. As a result, first oil mist detector was marketed in 1960’s. In Nov 2010, there was a crankcase explosion and subsequent fire on board Carnival Splendor, the estimated cost of repairs, loss in revenue and passenger refund was approx. $65 million. —-SOLAS requirement for need of oil mist detector – Engines of 2,250 kW and above or having cylinders of more than 300mm bore shall be provided with crankcase oil mist detectors or engine bearing temperature monitors or equivalent devices.” Chapter II-I, Regulation 47.2 (1981)

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Port State Control: Trend analysis.

Port state control; administrative burden or safety for all? Once an international convention comes into force , the key issue to maritime industry is, how to implement the related convention ? Contracting party,  government, in general terms of seafarers: Flag… Read More ›

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UNCLOS – Law of the Sea

It is all about territorial waters; The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), an international agreement which defined the limits, their right and responsibilities of the nation’s towards their territorial water. It is sea treaty which establishes the… Read More ›

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New Marine fuel on test bench

New alternative marine fuel which is expected to be cheaper and environmentally safer than existing heavy fuel oil (HFO) will be on the test bench soon. Marine MSAR (Multiphase Superfine Atomised Residue) is developed by Quardise fuel Interntional , under… Read More ›

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STRATEGIES FOR STRESS-FREE INSPECTIONS

Having been part of several inspections, both on the ship, and as part of the office support team, I am of the opinion that such inspections are all about preparation and presentation. With a few key strategies, it is indeed possible to be prepared for an inspection any day, achieve success every time, and still be stress free and have a smile on your face. I share some of these strategies —

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