There has been much debate about the COLREGS over the last 12 months or so, with many suggesting that it is now time for not just some amendments but a total revision of the Rules. So are the … [Read more...] about COLREGS: Still Fit for Purpose?
Shipping groups and seafarer unions are desperately trying to convince governments to allow crew the right to transit after work contracts expire. Most governments still haven’t listened. An estimated … [Read more...] about Seafarers still stranded at sea — and more test positive
The Arabian Sea around the south-west coast of India is a busy sea route with substantial number of ships passing through the area and also has large number of fishing vessels operating in this … [Read more...] about India DG shipping implements new routeing system in South-West of Indian waters
Deficiency noted (outline of comment) by PSC: The spare charge of powder fire extinguisher was expired. USCG officers have pointed out that spare charges of powder fire extinguishers were expired. … [Read more...] about Marine digest- Validity date of spare spare charges of powder fire extinguishers.
The International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT) has been reviewed, enhanced and refreshed to ensure that it continues to reflect current best practice and legislation and, as a … [Read more...] about OCIMF releases latest (6th edition) of ISGOTT.