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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

Additional Flag States Approve ADP Products As SOLAS Compliant

Monique Dean | Tue, Mar 05, 2019, 11:03 AM EST

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) declared the additional flag States, Thailand and Moldova, have approved the use of ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP) in place of their paper alternatives. ADP’s are essential paper publications produced by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) that have been made available in digital form by...

Digital Navigation, Digital Technology, Industry News, International Regulations, Maritime Safety, Nautical Charts, Navigation, Regulations, Safety, Software, SOLAS, UKHO

IMO Prepares for Necessary Autonomous Ship Regulation Amendments

Monique Dean | Fri, Feb 01, 2019, 11:02 AM EST

  The field of technology is rapidly growing and relying more and more on automated systems. In the shipping industry, the application of such technology will usher in an era of unmanned ships that are fully independent. To adapt to this trend, the International Maritime Organization will review the current...

All About, Digital Navigation, Digital Technology, IMO, Industry News, International Regulations, Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships, Maritime Safety, Maritime Safety Committee, MASS, Popular, Regulations, Safety, Software, SOLAS

Commemorating 100 sessions of the Maritime Safety Committee [Recap]

Monique Dean | Wed, Dec 26, 2018, 10:12 AM EST

The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) 100th special session was held from December 3rd through the 7th. The program is very comprehensive and incorporated a commemorative event with presentations dedicated to emerging technologies in the naval sector. Here’s a few highlights: Technology progression of maritime autonomous surface ships Kevin Daffey, Director...

All About, IMO, Industry News, International Regulations, Maritime Safety, Maritime Safety Committee, MARPOL, Popular, Regulations, SOLAS

Are digital technologies on board compromising safety and security?

Monique Dean | Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 03:10 PM EDT

How important is safe technology in the maritime industry?   Seafarers and employees at work are safer on the waterfront by having a proper knowledge of the basics of occupational safety and technology. Professionally trained crew will make less complication on board.     The Automatic Identification System (AIS) has...

AIS, All About, COLREGS, Digital Navigation, Digital Technology, ECDIS, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Navigation, Popular, Regulations, Safety, Software, VHF

Procedures for Port State Control 2017 - What's New in the 2018 Edition?

Monique Dean | Thu, Sep 27, 2018, 01:09 PM EDT

Port State Control (PSC) is the inspection of foreign ships in national ports to substantiate that the state of the ship and its equipment comply with the demands of international regulations and that the ship is manned and utilized in compliance with these rules. Differences in the 2018 Edition: The...

IMO, Inspections, International Regulations, Maritime Safety, Port State Control, Procedures, Regulations, Safety

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

Safety Regulations for Mooring Operations by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee

Charles Hays | Mon, Feb 26, 2018, 09:02 AM EST

On January 22-23, 2018, new guidelines for safe mooring and draft amendments to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Regulation 11-1/3-8 were discussed by the IMO Sub-Committee during the Ship Design and Construction session. These safety suggestions will be submitted when finalized and to be reviewed and approved by the...

IMO, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Mooring, Regulations, Safety, SOLAS

USCG releases new 46 CFR Subchapter M Final Rule: Inspection of Towing Vessels

Charles Hays | Tue, Aug 02, 2016, 02:08 PM EDT

  On June 20, 2016 the U.S. Coast Guard published in the Federal Register new towing vessel regulations that establish new requirements for the design, construction, on-board equipment, and operation of U.S. towing vessels.  The regulations were considered and developed by the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) with special input from the commercial...

Industry News, Regulations, USCG

International Code For The Construction And Equipment Of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases In Bulk (IGC Code, 2016 Edition) now available

Charles Hays | Fri, Jun 03, 2016, 03:06 PM EDT

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has now published the International Code For The Construction And Equipment Of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases In Bulk (IGC Code, 2016 edition) and is now available for purchase.    What's it for? The purpose of the IGC Code is to provide an international standard...

Cargoes, Maritime Safety, Regulations

U.S. carriage requirements for nautical charts & publications on board ships

Charles Hays | Mon, Feb 08, 2016, 12:02 PM EST

Who does §33 CFR 164 apply to for Federal carriage requirements of nautical charts and publications? U.S. vessels meeting the applicability parameters in §33 CFR 164.01 are required to comply with federal carriage requirements for nautical charts and publications as found in §33 CFR 164.33 and §33 CFR 164.72. §33 CFR 164.01 applicability parameters are:  ...

Digital Navigation, ECDIS, Nautical Charts, Regulations, USCG

What Shippers Need To Know About The SOLAS Gross Mass Weight Verification Requirement For Containers

Charles Hays | Sat, Nov 14, 2015, 07:11 PM EST

The Maritime Safety Committee at its ninety-fourth session (MSC 94, November 2014) approved for adoption the draft amendments to SOLAS chapter VI to now require mandatory verification of gross mass weight of containers before loading onto vessels for transport. The Maritime Safety Committee also approved draft guidelines which are intended to provide a common approach...

Containers, Industry News, Maritime Safety, Regulations

New Ships' Routeing 2015 edition published by IMO

Charles Hays | Tue, Sep 22, 2015, 11:09 AM EDT

  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) published Ships' Routeing 2015 edition and is now available. Ships' Routeing 2015 edition renders obsolete its previous 2013 edition.     What's it for? Ships' Routeing establishes an international and mandatory systematic way for ships to follow predetermined routes to avoid hazards to navigation at sea.  Navigation hazards include...

Maritime Safety, Navigation, Regulations

IMO Publication Carriage Requirements On Board Vessels

Charles Hays | Wed, Mar 04, 2015, 12:03 PM EST

  Current International Maritime Organization (IMO) publication carriage requirements were approved by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC,) held from May 10 to 19, 2006 and the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC,) held from July 18 to 22, 2005, (See MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.2) and are detailed in Required Publications below. The MSC and...

Industry News, Regulations