Maritime

IMO and EU requirements March 2020 to December 2021

This statutory news summarizes the most important IMO and EU requirements entering into force after 1 March 2020 to 31 December 2021

Technical and regulatory news no. 14
Table of amendments - find the download link below

Relevant for ship owners and managers, design offices, shipyards, suppliers, and flag states.

View the table of amendments in our 3-page PDF.

Recommendation

The information is recommended for Technical, Safety, Quality and Operation departments of shipping companies, and also for yards and newbuilding departments. For DNV GL customers, a full overview can be found in Requirements/ Requirement Explorer™ accessible under “Maritime Applications” in our Veracity data platform.

29 November 2021

IMO update: Marine Environment Protection Committee – MEPC 77

The 77th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 77) was held remotely from 22 to 26 November 2021. Highlights include recognition of the need to strengthen the ambitions in the IMO GHG Strategy, adoption of a resolution urging for the use of distillates or other cleaner fuels or technologies to reduce emission of black carbon in or near the Arctic, and revised guidelines on exhaust gas cleaning systems.

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08 November 2021

Anchor losses are on a negative trend – How to improve

There has been a negative trend in the loss of anchors and chains in recent years. The safety, environmental and financial consequences can be severe, and port authorities may hold a vessel responsible for all costs caused by a lost anchor for an unlimited period of time. This technical news focuses on operational challenges, current rules and practices, awareness, lesson learned, and recommendations related to anchor equipment damages/losses.

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11 October 2021

IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 104)

The 104th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) was held remotely from 4 to 8 October. The requirements for watertight doors on cargo ships were harmonized, and the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System was recognized for the provision of position, navigation, and timing services. The MSC also initiated the development of a goal-based instrument for autonomous ships, and the development of guidance for remote surveys and audits.

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