The Mariner's Blog articles tagged with “Popular”

Changes in Escape Route Signs and Equipment Location Markings

Monique Dean | Mon, Jul 30, 2018, 04:07 PM EDT

What did the IMO resolution A1116 (30) accomplish? On December 5, 2017, IMO introduced a new resolution A1116 (30), namely “Escape Route Signs and Equipment Location Markings.”  This recommends the adoption of new ISO signage, which will be required starting on January 1, 2019 for new vessels. In addition, these...

All About, Digital Navigation, Direction signs, Equipment Location Markings, Escape Route Signs, IMO, Industry News, LSA signs, Maritime Safety, Policy, Popular, Regulations, Safety, Signage

NOAA joins forces with Port Miami to safely bring in larger cargo ships

Monique Dean | Thu, Jun 07, 2018, 12:06 PM EDT

  The Challenge As vessels come near the port in Miami, they face a particular challenge: strong currents from the Gulf Stream run perpendicular to the shipping channel. This makes steering mega-ships especially difficult. Pilots require information on these currents to make immediate and rapid navigational decisions.   With the...

Cargoes, Digital Navigation, Economy, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Miami, Navigation, NOAA, Popular, Ports, Safety

New Bridge Procedures Guide, 5th Edition now available

Charles Hays | Fri, Mar 25, 2016, 11:03 AM EDT

  The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) released the much anticipated 5th edition of Bridge Procedures Guide in March of 2016. The new 5th edition supersedes the previous 4th edition issued in 2007.  What's it for? Bridge Procedures Guide is used to reflect current best navigational practice on commercial ships, operating in...

ECDIS, Maritime Safety, Navigation, Popular

USCG Policy Letter provides guidance for revised MARPOL Annex V

Tim Gossett | Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 12:02 AM EST

MARPOL Annex V deals with the prevention of garbage pollution by ships. The US implements MARPOL Annex V by the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. Regulations are provided in 33 CFR Part 151 to assist the regulated community in complying with the law. However, 33 CFR Part 151 has not been updated to...

Environment, Homepage, Industry News, Inspections, Popular, Regulations

What’s new in IMDG Code Amendment 36-12 (2012 Edition)

Tim Gossett | Mon, Dec 17, 2012, 02:12 PM EST

This article is based on the Overview of Changes distributed by IMO, and includes some additional clarification. IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), at its ninetieth session in May 2012, adopted resolution MSC.328(90), which finalized Amendment 36 to the IMDG Code. IMDG Code Amendment 36-12 is available for use starting January...

Cargoes, Hazmat, Industry News, Popular, Regulations

All about the IMSBC Code

Tim Gossett | Fri, Jun 15, 2012, 10:06 AM EDT

IMO will soon be publishing the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code and Supplement, 2012 Edition, incorporating Amendment 01-11 (IMSBC Code 2012). This update to the original IMSBC Code 2009 is already available for use, in spite of the lack of a published hardcopy. IMSBC Code 2012 will replace IMSBC...

All About, Cargoes, Popular, Regulations

Port State Control, 2012 Edition

Tim Gossett | Fri, Jun 01, 2012, 10:06 AM EDT

IMO has just published Procedures for Port State Control, 2012 Edition, which replaces the previous edition published in 2000. What’s it for? Port State Control involves the inspection of foreign ships in port areas to verify that the ship’s condition and operation comply with international regulations. It is the responsibility...

Industry News, Inspections, Popular, Regulations

New Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 2012

Tim Gossett | Fri, Mar 30, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

IMO has just published the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), 2012 Edition, which replaces the previous edition published in 1996. What’s it for? The International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) was finalized in 1972 in response to the rapid increase in the use of freight containers and the development...

Containers, Popular, Regulations