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22 November 2017 | Statutory | NEWSAn update on vessel biofouling managementBiofouling is another unintended way of introducing invasive aquatic species into an ecosystem. The US Coast Guard requires a Biofouling Management Plan on board, and the State of California has established a Marine Invasive Species Program. Australia has developed several guidelines for biofouling, and in New Zealand the new Craft Risk Management Standard will enter into force on 15 May 2018. This statutory news provides an update on the topic of biofouling and recommendations.
16 November 2017 | Statutory | NEWSNew requirements for authorized service providers regarding life-saving appliancesThe IMO has introduced new requirements for the maintenance, examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of lifeboats and rescue boats.
09 November 2017 | Technical | NEWSElectronic class and statutory certificates – Experience from more than 10,000 certificates issuedDNV GL has rolled out IMO-compliant electronic class and statutory certificates across its entire fleet, thus becoming the first class society to achieve full-scale production capability. More than 10,000 electronic certificates were issued during the first three weeks of production. Experience from the initial phase of full-scale production has been very encouraging, and no concerns have been raised from these early adaptors. This technical news aims to answer the most frequently asked questions related to the improved way of eliminating paper handling on board and ashore.
07 November 2017 | Statutory | NEWSCertificate of Fitness, tripartite product list - Now available for chemical tankersDNV GL now offers a Certificate of Fitness product list which includes all products not yet formally assessed by IMO but still subject to a so-called tripartite agreement. This will ease the certification process by capturing all tripartite products on a single list as opposed to a single product addendum.
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