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Gas Fueled Training Course Approved by the Republic of the Marshall Islands

The implementation of MARPOL Annex VI regulations reducing the global cap on sulphur emissions from ships creates a new set of challenges for shipowners.  Beginning 01 January 2020, the sulphur content of marine fuels will be reduced to 0.50% when Continue reading...

The Republic of the Marshall Islands Aims to Resolve Safety Concerns

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has submitted a paper to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Intersessional Working Group (ISWG) on the implementation of the 2020 global fuel oil sulphur standard. The co-sponsored submission is intended Continue reading...

Regulatory Team Strategizes for the Future

  International Registries, Inc.’s (IRI’s) Regulatory Team gathered in London on 7-8 November 2017 for their annual meeting, bringing together personnel from IRI offices around the world. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Permanent Continue reading...

Ballast Water Management Convention – Next Steps After MEPC 71

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 71 agreed to a compromise implementation schedule for ships to comply with the IMO’s International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Continue reading...

Ballast Water Management System Clarification Expected at MEPC 71

Ballast Water Management (BWM) System (BWMS) legislation will be clarified at the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 71 this July, with a decision by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as to whether the effective compliance date Continue reading...

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...

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...

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