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Carriage Requirements of Publications On Board Ships By The Marshall Islands Flag State Authority

Charles Hays | Thu, Oct 03, 2019, 10:10 AM EDT

  According to RMI Marine Notice No. 1-000-3 it states the required publications to be carried on board a vessel in accordance with IMO Circular MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.2 and the Marshall Islands flag state authority administration. RMI Marine Notice No. 1-000-3 applies to all commercial vessels and yachts who are registered with the Republic of the Marshall...

List of Flag States Requiring Carriage Of Publications

Charles Hays | Tue, Oct 01, 2019, 12:10 AM EDT

Flag States Flag State Circular/Notice Reference Comments ​Antigua & Barbuda Circular 2012-006 (Rev 1) See also MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.2, the ISM Code, & the Ship's SMS manual for addtional publication carriage requirements  Australia Azerbaijan Bahamas Information Bulletin No. 51 Barbados Belgium Belize Bermuda Brazil Canada ​Cape Verde​ ​Cayman Islands The Merchant Shipping Law...

World Maritime Day 2019 Theme: Empowering Women in the Maritime Community

Monique Dean | Fri, Sep 27, 2019, 10:09 AM EDT

The United Nations (UN), via the International Maritime Organization (IMO), created World Maritime Day to celebrate the international maritime industry’s contribution towards the world’s economy, especially in shipping. The event’s date varies by year and country, but it is always to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of September.  ...

All About, development, Economic Growth, Education, gender equality, Global Trade, IMO, Industry Events, Industry News, Maritime, Maritime Industry, Safety, UnitedNations, Women Empowerment, World Maritime Day

Get Your Copy of MARPOL Consolidated Edition, 2017

Monique Dean | Mon, Sep 23, 2019, 11:09 AM EDT

The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (MARPOL Convention) is now available for purchase. What’s it for? The latest edition of the major IMO convention dealing with the conservation of the marine environment. The main technical content has been arranged in six Annexes. Note that the...

List V – List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments, 2019 Edition Now Available

Monique Dean | Mon, Sep 23, 2019, 10:09 AM EDT

List V – List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments, 2019 Edition (Multilingual) is now available for purchase. What’s it for? The List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments (MMSI) is a service publication prepared and issued, once a year, by the International Telecommunication...

2 Volume Set Now Available For The IMDG Code 39-18 (2018 Edition)

Monique Dean | Thu, Sep 05, 2019, 02:09 PM EDT

The goal of the IMDG Code is to enhance the safe transport of dangerous goods by sea and protect the marine environment. With this, the code is updated to ensure that it keeps up with the rapid expansion of the shipping industry. The IMDG Code, 2018 Edition (incorporating Amendment 39-18)...

All About, Code, Emergency Response, Global, Hazmat, IMDG, IMO, International Regulations, Maritime, Maritime Industry, Popular, Regulations, Safety, SOLAS

2019 Marine Regulations You Need To Know About

Monique Dean | Thu, Aug 29, 2019, 03:08 PM EDT

2019 has been a busy year for the maritime world. Over the past two decades, the shipping industry has grown exponentially, currently serving almost 80% of global trade. Ships are not only becoming larger and faster, but they are also rapidly increasing in quantity.     Here are the three...

All About, Global Trade, IMO, Industry News, International Regulations, Management Plan, Marine, Maritime, Maritime Compliance, Maritime Industry, Maritime Safety Committee, MARPOL, Regulations, SOLAS, Vessel

New Edition Available For The IMPA Marine Store Guide

Monique Dean | Thu, Aug 29, 2019, 03:08 PM EDT

The latest version of the Marine Store Guide (MSG), 7th Edition – the essential reference tool published by International Marine Purchasing Association - now fully updated and revised is available for purchase.   What’s it for? The Marine Stores Guide is widely considered the world’s leading reference source for maritime...

All About, Code, Commercial Shipping, Electronic Trading, Guide, IMPA, Marine, Marine Purchasing, Maritime Supply, Popular, Ship owners

ECDIS As The Focal Point of E-Navigation

Monique Dean | Mon, Aug 05, 2019, 01:08 PM EDT

   Investing in ECDIS combines advanced functionality, smart navigation, with cost-efficient software. E-navigation is the most harmonized collection, integration, exchange, presentation and analysis of marine information on board and ashore by electronic means to enhance berth to berth navigation and related services for safety and security at sea and protection...

All About, Digital Navigation, Digital Technology, E-Navigation, ECDIS, Electronic Navigation Charts, Industry News, Maritime Compliance, Maritime Industry, Maritime Safety, Maritime Safety Committee, Nautical Charts, Navigation, Raster Charts, Regulations, Safety, Sea Traffic Management, Software, SOLAS, Vector Charts

New Released Version of The IMO-Vega Database, (v23.1), 2018

Monique Dean | Thu, Jul 25, 2019, 02:07 PM EDT

  IMO-Vega is an essential tool for anyone involved in shipping: shipowners and operators, shipbuilders, classification societies, casualty investigators, governments, insurers and underwriters, port authorities, surveyors and many others. The IMO-Vega Database (v23.1) 2018 is now available in two digital formats (electronic download and internet subscription).   What’s it for?...

All About, Database, IMO, Maritime Safety, Popular, Port State Control, Prevention, Regulations, Safety, Software, SOLAS

New edition now available for the IAMSAR Manual Volume III, 2019 Edition

Monique Dean | Thu, Jul 25, 2019, 02:07 PM EDT

  Mobile Facilities (volume III) is intended to be carried on board rescue units, aircraft and vessels to help with performance of a search, rescue or on-scene coordinator function and with aspects of SAR that pertain to their own emergencies.   What’s it for? The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and...

All About, Guidelines, IAMSAR, IMO, International Regulations, Maritime Safety, Navigation, Popular, Regulations, Search and Rescue, SOLAS

NOAA encourages mariners to use ENC latest updates

Monique Dean | Fri, Jun 28, 2019, 04:06 PM EDT

NOAA released latest updates and other advantages that mariners can benefit from. Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) are the main nautical chart of NOAA’s production and mariners are encouraged to prioritize using the new ENC data before other secondary options.    The following is a snippet of a news release from...

All About, Digital Navigation, Digital Technology, ECDIS, Electronic Navigation Charts, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Nautical Charts, Navigation, NOAA, Raster Charts, Safety, Software, SOLAS, Vector Charts

UKHO Supporting The Blue Economy

Monique Dean | Mon, Jun 03, 2019, 04:06 PM EDT

Our oceans are critical to so many particular points of our day-to-day lives. Globally, we rely on our oceans for trade, food, and other valuable resources, as well as enabling environmental protection and international aid. As years go by, maritime transformation has evolved in many ways by the help of...

Admiralty, All About, Blue Data, Blue Economy, Digital Technology, Economic Growth, Electronic Navigation Charts, Environment, Fisheries Management, Marine Data, Marine Environment, Marine Geospatial Data, Maritime Industry, Maritime Safety, Navigation, Ocean Resources, Oceans, Popular, Seabed Habitats, Technological Advances, Tourism, UKHO

Electronic Information Exchange Mandatory for Ports

Monique Dean | Wed, May 01, 2019, 12:05 PM EDT

"The new FAL Convention requirement for all Public Authorities to establish systems for the electronic exchange of information related to maritime transport marks a significant move in the maritime industry and ports towards a digital maritime world, reducing the administrative burden and increasing the efficiency of maritime trade and transport,"...

All About, Cargoes, Containers, Electronic Information Exchange, FAL Convention, IMO, Industry News, International Regulations, Maritime Safety, Popular, Port State Control, Regulations, Software

Reaching New Heights

Monique Dean | Fri, Apr 05, 2019, 04:04 PM EDT

 NOAA scientists are transforming how to measure accurate heights and how we can understand the water flows beyond the ground. Errors and inaccuracy in measuring heights from the foundation could lead a big difference between a flooded home and a safe dry home. Did you know that buying a property...

All About, elevation, evacuation planning, floodplain mapping, Industry News, International Regulations, latitude, longitude, National Geodetic Survey, NOAA, Popular, Procedures, Regulations, seal level, shoreline, Tidal Data, Tides, Vertical Datum