PREPARING FOR THE 2020 LOW SULPHUR LIMIT

10 Aug 2018

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) set 1st of January 2020 as entry-into-force date of the 0.50% m/m global sulphur in marine fuel cap at its 70th session on 24th – 28th October 2016.  In preparation for implementation of the limit, extensive work has been carried out by IMO and recently by its Intersessional Working Group […]

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Yemen – port situation

10 Aug 2018

Hodeidah port remains open and operational, and military operations in the vicinity of the port have reportedly eased. Vessels are, however, urged to continue to exercise caution when operating in the Red Sea. The conflict in Yemen has introduced additional maritime security threats, other than piracy, to the Southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb. These […]

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CURRENT SITUATION IN LIBYA

10 Aug 2018

Local Correspondents in Libya, advise that no cargo is currently being loaded at the east Libyan ports of Marsa el Hariga, Zueitina, Marsa El Brega, Ras Lanuf and Es Sider. This is as a result of the Libyan National Army (“LNA”), which is opposed to the internationally recognised Libyan government in Tripoli, recently seizing control […]

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AUSTRALIA DETAINS ‘UNSEAWORTHY’ SHIP, ARRESTS OWNERS (COURTESY OF GCAPTAIN)

10 Aug 2018

Inspectors with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority detained the Australian-flagged MV Tomin in the Port of Yamba, New South Wales last week after determining the vessel to be unseaworthy, substandard and a threat to the marine environment. Two of the vessel’s owners were arrested on board, charged with operating an unseaworthy and substandard vessel. AMSA […]

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