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New ECDIS Cyber Security Regulations & Requirements Coming Soon

Monique Dean | Sat, Feb 08, 2020, 11:02 AM EST

As the maritime industry continues to grow and ECDIS software is linked to parties involved through ship’s communications, this creates higher risk of a malware or a cyber attack. There is now an urgent need to develop cybersecurity regulations for the maritime industry.     Ship owners, ship managers and engineers...

Admiralty, Carriage Requirement, Commercial Shipping, Cyber Security, Cyber Threat, Digital Navigation, Digital Technology, E-Navigation, ECDIS, Electronic Navigation Charts, ENC, malware, Marine Data, Maritime Industry, maritime technology, maritime transportation, Navigation, Software, software updates, SOLAS, Vessel

Guidelines on Fatigue, 2019 Edition

Monique Dean | Mon, Feb 03, 2020, 12:02 PM EST

The Guidelines on Fatigue, 2019 Edition is now available for purchase.   What’s it for? The International Maritime Organization approved revised guidelines on fatigue is to assist all stakeholders to contribute the mitigation and management of fatigue. These guidelines were developed to inform each party that has a direct involvement...

All About, fatigue, Fatigue Monitoring Tools, Guidelines, IMO, Life At Sea, Lifesaving, Maritime Safety, Port State Control, Prevention, Procedures, protection, Safety, Seafarer Mental Health, seafarers, security, ship designers, Ship owners, SOLAS

Code on Intact Stability 2008, 2020 Edition Now Available

Monique Dean | Mon, Feb 03, 2020, 12:02 PM EST

The newest edition of International Maritime Organization Code on Intact Stability 2008 (IS Code), 2020 Edition is now available for purchase. What’s it for? The IS Code includes fundamental principles such as general precautions against capsizing (criteria regarding metacentric height (GM) and righting lever (GZ)); weather criterion (severe wind and...

All About, capsizing, Commercial Shipping, IMO, Intact Stability, Intact Stability Code, international code, International Regulations, IS Code, maritime, maritime guidelines, Maritime Safety, Precaution, ship captain, Ship Integrity, Ship owners, Ship Stability, shipping companies, USCG

NOAA Announces The End Of Production For Paper Nautical Charts

Monique Dean | Wed, Dec 04, 2019, 02:12 PM EST

“These chart backup files will look somewhat different than traditional paper nautical charts, but will provide a similar functionality…” – NOAA The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is undertaking a five-year program to cease all raster and paper nautical chart production including production of all NOAA paper nautical...

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IMSBC Code and Supplement, 2020 Edition Now Available

Monique Dean | Wed, Nov 27, 2019, 11:11 AM EST

The new edition of International Maritime solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC Code) & Supplement, 2020 Edition is now available for purchase. What’s it for? The IMSBC Code was adopted on December 4, 2008 by resolution MSC.268(85) and came into force on January 1, 2011. The present edition incorporates amendment 05-19, which...

All About, Cargoes, Commercial Shipping, Environment, IMO, IMSBC Code, Industry News, International Regulations, Maritime, Maritime Compliance, Maritime Industry, Maritime Safety, Procedures, Regulations, Safety, Shipowners, Vessel

The Ship Captain's Medical Guide - 23rd Edition Now Available

Monique Dean | Wed, Oct 30, 2019, 04:10 PM EDT

The Ship Captain’s Medical Guide 23rd edition is the most up-to-date and complete medical guidance with the aim of reflecting current best medical practice applying to the maritime environment.     What’s it for? Ship Captain’s Medical Guide is intended primarily for use on ships where no doctor is available...

Emergency Response, first aid, life saving, marine crew, Maritime Compliance, maritime guidelines, Maritime Industry, Maritime Safety, medical book, medical guide, medical practice, medical training, Prevention, ship captain, vessel

Ships’ Routeing, 2019 Edition (Includes routeing measures that have been adopted before July 2019)

Monique Dean | Wed, Oct 30, 2019, 04:10 PM EDT

The latest version of the Ships’ Routeing, 2019 Edition – safety of shipping and the cleanliness of oceans – now available for purchase. What’s it for? The purpose of ships’ routeing is to improve the safety of navigation in converging areas and in areas where the density of traffic is...

Cargoes, deep water routes, Digital Navigation, E-Navigation, ECDIS, IMO, maritime guidelines, Maritime Safety, Navigation, Oceans, routeing system, Safety, Sea Traffic Management, Ship Routeing, shipping, SOLAS

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.  ...

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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...

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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)...

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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...

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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...

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