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21 March 2018 | PSC | NEWSBallast water management and port state control – checklist for preparation of PSC inspectionsThe international Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) came into force on 8 September 2017. In Paris MoU alone, the Port State Control (PSC) issued more than 70 deficiencies regarding BWM in the last four months of 2017; worldwide more than 160 deficiencies were identified up to March 2018. This news provides you with an overview of the main categories of deficiencies raised during the first seven months of BWMC entering into force and provides a checklist for preparation of PSC inspections regarding BWM systems, their operation and maintenance.
20 February 2018 | Technical | NEWSShaft alignment and propeller shaft aft bearing performance – recent trends call for actionRecent experience reflects concerns on propeller shaft aft bearing performance on some oil lubricated installations, e.g. ships with single stern tube bearing, during turning conditions involving hard-over steering angles in the upper speed range (MCR). This also coincides with evolving trends comprising of larger and heavier propellers operating at a lower RPM and different types of stern tube lubricants. This news aims to elaborate the basic logic, criteria and recommendations associated with propeller shaft aft bearing performance.
24 January 2018 | PSC | NEWSCold conditions call for extraordinary measures for ships, equipment and crewCanada and other areas close to the Arctic are currently experiencing extremely low temperatures, and owners calling at ports in these areas are obliged to prepare accordingly. This includes paying particular attention to safety and navigation-related equipment which may be damaged or impeded from working properly under such conditions. This PSC news summarizes the most important measures to be assessed for cold climate navigation.
05 January 2018 | Statutory | NEWSAmendments to MARPOL Annex V (regulation for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships)The amendments to MARPOL Annex V adopted at MEPC 70 will enter into force on 1 March 2018. The changes include criteria for determining whether cargo residues are harmful to the marine environment, and a new Garbage Record Book format with a new garbage category for e-waste. This news provides a summary of the new regulations.
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