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Friday, 27/10/2016 GMT+7


Riyadh MoU has announced the launch of a New Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) October - Decemb

Six (6) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and UAE) of the Riyadh MoU in the

General News

IMO AFS Convention becomes into force to Vietnam from 27/02/2016

The IMO International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water and Sediments (AFS Convention) will become into force to Vietnam from 27/02/2016. The Vietnamese Government, on 04/11/2015, promulgated Resolution No 78/NQ-CP on the AFS Convention ratification by Vietnam. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued its Circular AFS.1/Circ.63 on 27/11/2015, announcing that Vietnam had ratified the AFS Convention.


 Riyadh MoU has announced the launch of a New Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) October - Decemb
 Changes at the IACS Helm
 BS MOU starts CIC on crew familiarization for enclosed space entry

Sea-going Ship's News

Amendments to IMO Conventions and Codes

Convention : IBC Code , IGC Code , MARPOL Annex I Oil Pollution, MARPOL Annex II NLS, MARPOL Annex IV Sewage, MARPOL Annex V Garbage, MARPOL Annex VI Air Pollution, POLAR Code International code of safety for ships operating in polar waters , SOLAS CH II-1 Machinery, Electricity, Stability, SOLAS CH II-2 Fire, SOLAS CH III Life-Saving Appliances, SOLAS CH VI Cargoes


 Paris MOU CIC in 2016
 IMO Requirements on portable atmosphere testing instruments
 SOLAS Container Mass Verification Rule Enter into force 1st July 2016

Motor Vehicle News

Beijing to Adopt World s Strictest Vehicle Emissions Standard

Municipal authorities in Beijing have started soliciting public opinion about proposed new vehicle emission standards. Under the proposal, which covers both passenger and commercial vehicles, Beijing s Environmental Protection Bureau is hoping to cut vehicle emissions by 30-percent in the next 7-years.


 CITA and CORTE signed a working agreement
 Toyota Vietnam to recall 320 Camry 3.0 cars to check defects
 Motor Vehicle Inspection Activities in October 2011

International News

Advice regarding verification of gross mass of packed containers

An MSC circular on Advice to Administrations, port State control authorities, companies, port terminals and masters regarding the SOLAS requirements for verified gross mass of packed containers has been agreed by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), following discussion on the pending entry into force of the requirements in SOLAS regulations VI/2.4 to VI/2/6 on the verification of the gross mass of packed containers on 1 July 2016.


 SOLAS Container Weight Requirements FAQ
 The results of the 10th CITA RAG AA meeting
 IACS Establishes Cyber Systems Panel
 New IMO secretary-general sets out his agenda
 IMO Mandatory audits and other amendments enter into force on 1 January 2016

Other News

Ships Worsen Air Pollution Over China, Killing Thousands

A boom in shipping is aggravating air pollution in China and other nations in East Asia, causing thousands of deaths every year in a region with eight of the world s 10 biggest container ports, scientists said on Monday.


 DNV Tests Drones For Hull Surveys
 EPA has released a penalty policy for ECA violations
 Low Sulphur Fuel Requirements from 1 Jan

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