Regulation

London: The Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea (PAL) 2002, is to enter force on April 23 2014, having received all 10 of…
London: Seafarers have raised concerns at a lack of due process in criminal investigations, following publication of the IMO’s serious crime draft guidelines.
London: In a move toward a unified standard in Arctic operations, IUMI has backed plans to create a declaration of best practice for operations in the region.
London: A series of draft guidelines concerning serious crimes on board  ships has been approved by  the IMO’s Legal Committee at its 100th session.
London: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have jointly hit out at some flag states over their failure to submit maritime casualty reports…
Oslo: Jotun is to phase out lead chromates from its paint and coatings formulations in line with the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH) regulations. Lead…
Brussels: The European Parliament today vetoed a proposed recycling toll on vessels calling at European ports, amidst criticism from prominent industry bodies.
As the flow of new tonnage into the Greek fleet replaces older smaller ships, the younger and larger ships have lifted the Greek-controlled merchant fleet to a new record regarding…
London: Shipowner bodies ICS, ASF and ECSA have united in condemnation of proposed amendments to the new EU Ship Recycling Regulation.
London: Marine insurance intermediary Seacurus is to provide insurance cover for unpaid crew wages in event of financial collapse of employers.
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