Norway Commits US$ 1.5 Million To Support Improved Ship Recycling In Bangladesh With IMO

Safe Ship Recycling Project IMO - Bangladesh

The third phase of an IMO-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh has been given the go-ahead, with Norway committing approximately US$1.5 million (14 million Norwegian Kroner) to support improved ship recycling in Bangladesh.

The agreement between IMO and the Government of Norway to support Phase III of the project on Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh (SENSREC) was signed on 24 July 2020. This will pave the way for...

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Quality Concern Strikes Bunker Fuel Market

  • Doubts over the quality of the bunker fuel have resurfaced among market participants as floating storage continues to be high in Asia and elsewhere.
  • This rising concerns are due to persistent weakness in prices and tepid demand, as countries worldwide grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Quality issues saw heightened focus, with sediment issues appearing at the heart of such concerns during the IMO’s global low sulfur mandate, from Jan 1, 2020.
  • Commingling of bunker fuels should be avoided.
  • I...

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Philippines Releases New Guidelines Aimed At Easing Crew Change

DFA welcomed 262 Filipino seafarers from Barbados via Qatar Air flight

The Filipino government has released a set of guidelines that will ease the process of repatriation of seafarers, a move aimed at reducing the burden on Filipino seafarers stuck onboard ships for months.

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) of the Filipino government announced the set of guidelines and protocols.

Robert A. Empedrad said that the new protocols are “in line with the procedures and protocols recommended by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).”

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[Infographic] The Roadmap To Reach the IMO Decarbonization Goal

According to an article published in DNVGL, IMO’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping affects containerships ordered today.

What are the options to achieve the targets and prepare for future compliance?

They will spend most of their operating life in the years ensuing 2030. By that time the average CO2 intensity will have to be significantly reduced.

Addressing the GHG reduction ambitions

IMO’s strategy towards decarbonizing defines three levels of ambition, with two...

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Seafarer welfare crisis ‘ticking time bomb’

The global seafarer community is in the throes of a mental health crisis, according to a newly released study.

The Seafarers Happiness Index (SHI), published Wednesday, says there are significant risks to the mental and physical well-being of ship personnel and a growing risk to vessel safety as crew change restrictions have remained in place while the coronavirus pandemic rages on. 

The Mission to Seafarers, which published the SHI, said its survey “shows the continuing decline of happiness at...

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IMO: Digitalization of Shipping – More Important Than Ever!

  • Digitalization, big data, and new technologies will play a key role in post-COVID recovery.
  • Digitalization and new technologies will also be the key to allowing standardization and therefore enhancing the efficiency of shipping.

​Digitalization, big data, and new technologies such as artificial intelligence are key in enabling the post-COVID recovery, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim told a a webinar (28 July) on Digital Connectivity and Data Standards, IMO said in its release.

Digital...

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MAN Publishes CLO Strategy for Mark 9 Engines

  • Mark 9 engines by MAN were introduced in 2006 with an ultra-long stroke.
  • These engines were offered for efficiency optimization.
  • It recommends the use of Category II Cylinder Lubricating oils (CLO) for the Mark 9 engines.
  • Category II CLO has been tested to specifically ensure their cleaning ability.
  • For Mark 8 and lower engines either Category I or Category II CLO can be used.

The Mark 9 engines by MAN were introduced in 2006 with an ultra-long stroke for efficient operation at lower speeds,...

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MAN Publishes CLO Strategy for Mark 9 Engines

  • Mark 9 engines by MAN were introduced in 2006 with an ultra-long stroke.
  • These engines were offered for efficiency optimization.
  • It recommends the use of Category II Cylinder Lubricating oils (CLO) for the Mark 9 engines.
  • Category II CLO has been tested to specifically ensure their cleaning ability.
  • For Mark 8 and lower engines either Category I or Category II CLO can be used.

The Mark 9 engines by MAN were introduced in 2006 with an ultra-long stroke for efficient operation at lower speeds,...

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‘All We Want Is To Go Home’ Says COVID19 Stranded Crews

Hundreds of thousands of seafarers are finding themselves stranded at sea, sometimes for over a year, and with no end in sight, as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions. The uncertainty and long spells away from home are taking a heavy mental toll, says an article published in UN News

Here are some stories speaking of the Seafarer’s plight

The Seafarers’ Plight

“I am tired, exhausted and hopeless. I have been at sea for 12 months already. And I don’t know when I can see my kids and family. It’s...

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COVID 19 Forces IMO To Reschedule Meetings for 2020

  • IMO has planned to reset meetings  calendar.
  • The Organization advised in a Circular Letter that the IMO Council is thinking about reconstructing the schedule of meetings for 2020.
  • There are possibilities for virtual meetings.
  • Virtual informal meetings were trialled on the (KUDO) platform to check the facilitation of discussion during abnormal situations.
  • Further information about the rescheduling of postponed meetings and scheduling of meeting will be updated to all members.

International...

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