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MARPOL ANNEX II- NOXIOUS SUBSTANCE IN BULK

Annex II Regulations for the control of pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk Details the discharge criteria and measures for the control of pollution by noxious liquid substances carried in bulk The discharge of their residues is allowed only to reception facilities until certain

Traffic Separation Schemes and COLREG

Traffic Separation Schemes ; Avoidance of Collisions Relatively few collisions occur in the open sea. The majority occur in coastal waters, in the approaches to ports, and within ports themselves. This is to be expected given that the risk of collision increases in relation to

oil record book

Oil Record Book Part I

Purpose Every oil tanker of 150 gross tonnage and above Every ship of 400 gross tonnage and above other than an oil tanker Is provided with an Oil Record Book Part I, (ORB) to record oil transfer operation in machinery space as per regulation 17

GMDSS Equipment’s – LSA

Distress is the most serious form of emergency and means that a vessel, aircraft, person or the environment is in grave and imminent danger and requires immediate assistance. A distress signal, also known as a distress call, is an internationally recognized means for obtaining help.

PSC Inspection Deficiency, Detention, Appeal & CIC

Deficiencies During an inspection the PSC inspector may identify one or more deficiencies and include these in the PSC inspection report. Each deficiency has a unique code. In the FORM B, it is also mentioned when the deficiency should be rectified. With all deficiencies, the

Port State Control Inspection Readiness

Below guidelines should be used by the vessel’s staff prior to arrival into port. The categories and items identified below are items that have been identified as top Port State detention items on board vessels. Below guidelines should be used in conjunction with the normal

future and new IMO amendments

Future & New IMO Amendments

Adopted IMO and ILO requirements coming into force in the future This part includes requirements that have been adopted and have an entry into force date which has been established by the IMO or ILO but not yet reached. 1 January 2020 Amendments to SOLAS

ballast water management

Ballast Water Convention

Ballast water may be taken onboard by ships for stability and can contain thousands of aquatic or marine microbes, plants and animals, which are then carried across the globe. Untreated ballast water released at the ship’s destination could potentially introduce a new invasive marine species. 

ENHANCED HULL SURVEY

Surveys and Certification

The Harmonized System Of Survey and Certification (HSSC) Previously the certificates were issued on different dates when the relevant certificates expired. They had different periods of validity. When their annual and other surveys became due, preparations had to be done for each. Often preparations were

document of compliance for carrying dangerous goods

Certificates & Documents To be Carried Onboard Vessel

International Tonnage Certificate (1969) An International Tonnage Certificate (1969) shall be issued to every ship, the gross and net tonnage of which have been determined in accordance with the Convention. International Load line Certificate An International Load Line Certificate shall be issued under the provisions