IMO releases updated analysis of MARPOL Annex VI

Pictured: the concept of environmentally-friendly, or green-shipping. The image shows a chemical tanker. Photo credit: Shaah Shahidh via Unsplash.

By the International Maritime Organization

The IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project has released an updated version of its popular clause-by-clause analysis of MARPOL Annex VI, which addresses air pollution from ships, in the six official IMO languages. The document provides a breakdown explanation of each regulation and it is intended to be a useful...

IMO MASS Seminar: Safety & Legal Aspects Of Autonomous Shipping Discussed

Regulating Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) has implications for safety, legal and facilitation instruments under the purview of the international Maritime Organization (IMO).

The first session of a joint IMO working group to address common high-priority issues across various instruments was held in September (7-9), in remote session. The session was preceded by an IMO MASS Seminar (5-6 September) which brought together stakeholders to share insights and views.

Road Map of developing a...

Sea Change! Female Cadets Sail in Marine Engineering

Men have been riding the success wave all these years on the high seas, but women seem to be stopping them in their tracks of late, if the number of girls joining for marine engineering is any indication. The good pay package and the thrill involved could make more follow suit, reports The New Indian Express.

Female cadets

Data from Cusat’s Kunjali Marakkar School of Marine Engineering (KMSME) says 35 female students are pursuing the course currently. Women are also getting placements in big...

This Shipping Giant Switches To Methanol Fuel!

Leading tankers’ major, Ardmore Shipping may consider ordering new ships with an option to run on methanol fuel, a senior company executive told S&P Global Commodity Insights.

Alternative fuel

The NYSE-listed Ardmore could also consider ordering new buildings with methanol as a fuel type, he said. Ardmore has one of the youngest tanker fleet in the world with an average age of around six years. It operates around 22 South Korea and Japan built product and chemical tankers, of which 14 are MRs and...

How IR Sensors Are Used To Improve The Safety The Ship?

Ships calling at American ports in 2018 carried almost 1601 million tons of international traded goods for a total value of $ 1.762 billion, according to the U.S. International Trade Administration. Because of the quantities involved, ship cargo never has a low value, even if the vessel is small and the unit price of the traded commodity modest, reports Laser Focus world.

About the report

A 2020 report by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) about the causes of 1801 ship accidents in Europe...

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