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Ballast Water Management – 2016 and Beyond

Simon Bonnett, Safety & Technical Manager (London) outlines the status of ballast water management regulations, problems facing owners and operators, and the need for responsive flag administrations  The International Convention for the Control Continue reading...

Ballast Water Management Convention – Next Legislative Steps

An overview of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments was delivered by Dr. Theofanis Karayannis, Technical Officer, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization at the Panel Continue reading...

Avoidable Accidents at Sea

Every year, all too many seafarers injure themselves or die by slipping, tripping, or falling while undertaking a routine task on board a ship. The sea is a dangerous place, and in the first nine months of this year, 79 seafarers serving on Republic Continue reading...

Working with CSO Alliance

Company Security Officers (CSOs) have a tall order on their hands including defending over 50,000 merchant marine assets and 1.2 million crew members against organized maritime criminals. The CSO Alliance is an organization that helps CSOs share information Continue reading...

Making Sense of the Regulations

Sitting in International Registries, Inc.’s (IRI’s) London office in front of shelf upon shelf of maritime conventions, codes, guides, circulars, and advisory notes, Regulatory Manager Rob Lomas has a big job on his hands. Every ship operator, large Continue reading...

World’s First Very Large Ethane Carrier Flags with the Republic of the Marshall Islands

The world’s first Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC), ETHANE CRYSTAL, is flagged with the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and at the time of writing had sailed from Yosu, Korea to Houston, United States (US) via Panama and to India West Coast Continue reading...

Panama Canal Expansion: Inaugural Transit Vessel Flies Republic of the Marshall Islands Flag

Late June saw the neopanamax containership COSCO SHIPPING PANAMA transit the newly expanded Panama Canal. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) flagged vessel was originally named ANDRONIKOS, but renamed in honor of the hugely expanded canal. COSCO Continue reading...

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