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BIMCO and CIRM propose standard for shipboard software maintenance DECEMBER 15, 2017 — BIMCO and CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime) have sent the marine industry's first proposal for an industry-wide standard for software maintenance for consideration at the February 2018 meeting of IMO's Subcommittee on Navigation, Communications, Search & Rescue. The goal of the proposed Standard on Software Maintenance of…
FEBRUARY 19, 2018 — Richard Schiferli, Secretary General of the Paris MOU, says that while the overall results of a recent concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on safety of navigation are encouraging, "continued monitoring of ECDIS…
JANUARY 24, 2018 — In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO have published interim guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb. Shipowners…
JANUARY 19, 2017 — The National Transportation Safety board says that the probable cause of November 2016 grounding of the 738 ft fully-laden bulk carrier Nenita in the Columbia River was the failure of a…
JANUARY 10, 2018 — Iran's state controlled PressTV today reported Chinese authorities as saying that no major oil spill had been detected from the blazing Panamanian registered, Iranian owned tanker Sanchi, but that an explosion…
JANUARY 8, 2018 — A Panama flagged, Iranian owned tanker was this morning reportedly still burning and in danger of exploding, raising fears of an environmental disaster in the East China Sea. The ship, the…
JANUARY 5, 2018 — Singapore's Jurong Shipyard, a unit of Sembcorp Marine, has been fined S$230,000 (about $173,000) for poor equipment maintenance that resulted in the death of two workers in an October 29, 2011…
JANUARY 2, 2018 — South Korea has detained another Chinese-owned vessel suspected of supplying oil to North Korea in breach of UN sanctions. Korean media report that the Panamanian-flagged products tanker Koti is being searched…
DECEMBER 27, 2017 — The U.K. Coastguard has been assisting the Russian flagged vessel Mekhanik Yartsev. At around 1 a.m. December 26, the vessel reported the loss of 30 pieces of cargo during bad weather…
DECEMBER 18, 2017 — Buckingham, U.K., headquartered Pen Test Partners LLP says that hackers could sink a bulk carrier by manipulating the loading data of its hull stress monitoring systems (HSMS) to deliberately cause an…
DECEMBER 15, 2017 — BIMCO and CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime) have sent the marine industry's first proposal for an industry-wide standard for software maintenance for consideration at the February 2018 meeting of IMO's Subcommittee on…
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