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 through self initiative or through forced national or international regulations. With New regulations for ULSFO […]

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MRV – Collecting ships’ fuel consumption data

All vessels larger than 5000 GT calling EU port are required to Monitor, Report and Verify (MRV) CO2 emission i.e. fuel burnt. The regulation entered in to force from 1st July 2015 and data collection will be per voyage basis and starts 1 January 2018. All vessels will have a ship’s specific monitoring plan and should be verified by […]

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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; or even severe accidents. Wrong declaration of cargo weight in container is very common, which […]

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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 are as below; This survey is carried out every 3 months and results published, it […]

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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% by 2020. There is now a new addition to ECA area, it is Chinese ECA […]

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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 to ensure compliance. But complying with CARB is little different than simple ECA. Vessel has […]

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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 to speed up introduction of amendments. Technical provisions in 12 chapters , Amended numerous times.     […]

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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 […]

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Port State Control: year 2012-13-14 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 state, implements the international conventions. In some cases original objectives of the conventions are not achieved […]

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Basics and Refreshing about International Maritime Organization (IMO)

IMO Works: Safe, Secure and Efficient Shipping on Clean Oceans ‘’IMO is the United Nations’ specialized agency responsible for safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships’’ Present IMO Secretory – General : Mr. Koji Sekimizu​​​​​​ NATURE AND PURPOSES OF IMO: IMO is a specialised agency of the United Nations […]

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