ClassNK updates “Good Maintenance” checklist

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 — Classification society ClassNK has just released the latest version of its “Good Maintenance Onboard Ships,” a comprehensive checklist designed to be used by masters, crew, shipowners, and other

Norwegian inspectors find high sulfur content in vessel’s fuel

OCTOBER 4, 2017 —The Norwegian Maritime Authority says that a port state control inspection of a Bahamas-flag ship in Kårstø on Monday, October 2, found a high sulfur content in the vessel’s

Marubeni bulker fined for unauthorized ballast water discharge

AUGUST 24, 2017 — The Coast Guard has issued a $5,000 fine to the owners of a foreign freight vessel for unauthorized ballast water discharge into the Willamette River in Portland, August

Asphalt tanker leaves Baltimore after 10 months detention

AUGUST 10, 2017 — A 367 ft asphalt bitumen tanker departed Baltimore this past Saturday, after it was detained for numerous safety discrepancies found during compliance inspections in 2016 and 2017. The

Bulker banned from Australia after failure to pay crew

AUGUST 8, 2017 — The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Bahamas flagged bulk carrier MV Rena from Australian ports for six months after the ship repeatedly failed to pay

Port State Control crackdown to focus on navigational safety

JULY 31, 2017 — Port state control authorities in countries that are members of the Tokyo and the Paris MoUs on Port State Control are to launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign

ClassNK PSC report highlights the issues that get ships detained

JULY 10, 2017 — Classification society ClassNK has released its annual report on Port State Control. The report aims to assist ship operators and management companies in maintaining compliant operations by providing

Shipowners get passing grade on labor convention compliance

JUNE 8, 2017 — A port state control inspection campaign on compliance with the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006 has produced a satisfactory overall result, according to Richard Schiferli, Secretary General of

Denmark shows shipowners how to avoid PSC problems

APRIL 20, 2017 — The Danish Maritime Authority will hold three meetings on Port State Control (PSC) inspections this year, one of them conducted in English. Held for shipowners’ shore-based and ship-based

USCG Port State Control inspectors detain two bulkers

FEBRUARY 24, 2017 — The Coast Guard set in motion a detention of the Panama-flagged bulk carriers Atlantic Ruby and Amber L, Feb. 23, 2017, after discovering substandard safety issues while conducting