Maersk issues new rules for stowage of dangerous goods on its box ships

Maersk Line has announced it is deploying new guidelines for the stowage of containers on its vessels.
And it wants the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to review its guidelines for the handling and carriage of dangerous goods.
The move follows a wide-ranging review, carried out in conjunction with classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), following the fire on the Maersk Honam this year, which resulted in five crew members losing their lives.
While the results …

The...

https://theloadstar.co.uk/maersk-issues-new-rules-stowage-dangerous-goods-box-ships/

IMO to consider first audit summary report

The first audit summary report from mandatory audits conducted under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme will be considered this week, when the Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments meets for its fifth session (III 5), from 24 to 28 September.

The mandatory audit of all Member States started in 2016, to determine the extent to which they give full and complete effect to their obligations and responsibilities contained in a number of IMO treaty instruments.

The first summary report will...

https://safety4sea.com/imo-to-consider-first-audit-summary-report/

Watch: How a National Maritime Transport Policy benefits ‘blue economy’

Maritime transportation is essential for sustainable development because the world relies on a safe, secure and efficient international shipping industry. But many countries are unprepared to take advantage of this potential. The video, published by IMO, explains how a coherent and coordinated National Maritime Transport Policy can benefit everyone.

IMO has developed a concept of a Sustainable Maritime Transportation System with a view to providing a blueprint for countries to develop their...

https://safety4sea.com/watch-how-a-national-maritime-transport-policy-benefits-blue-economy/

IMO sulphur 2020 limit – no delay

The 1 January 2020 implementation date was confirmed by IMO in October 2016, giving certainty to refineries, bunkering and shipping sectors.

http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/WhatsNew/Pages/default.aspx 

The new lower 0.50% limit on sulphur in ships’ fuel oil will be in force from 1 January 2020, under IMO’s MARPOL treaty, with benefits for the environment and human health. This was the message delivered to the Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC) (24-26 September) by IMO’s Edmund Hughes....

http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2018/09/25/imo-sulphur-2020-limit-no-delay/

IMO Sec-Gen expresses sadness over Nyerere casualty

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has expressed his great sadness over the recent casualty of the Nyerere, the domestic ferry which capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, killing 224.

On behalf of the IMO membership, the Secretariat and myself, I would like to send our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of the crew members and passengers who perished in the accident, as well as those who remain missing. I would also like to commend all those involved in the rescue operations.

Mr. Lim...

https://safety4sea.com/imo-sec-gen-expresses-sadness-over-nyerere-casualty/

IMO Expresses Great Sadness Over Nyerere Casualty

IMO sadness over Nyerere casualty

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has expressed his great sadness over the recent casualty of the Nyerere, a domestic ferry flying the flag of the United Republic of Tanzania and sailing on Lake Victoria.

Image Credits: imo.org

“On behalf of the IMO membership, the Secretariat and myself, I would like to send our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of the crew members and passengers who perished in the accident, as well as those who remain missing. I would also like to commend all...

https://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/imo-expresses-great-sadness-over-nyerere-casualty/

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