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Tag: IMO

Biofouling management for sustainable shipping

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An IMarEST workshop on practical biofouling management strategies was conducted in Melbourne, Australia, on 12-15 September. Biofouling is defined as the undesirable accumulation of aquatic organisms like, plants, algae and animals on ships’ hulls, which pose at risk the conservation of biodiversity. 

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New submission to IMO on GHG emissions reduction

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International shipowner organizations have submitted to IMO a new paper to further elaborate their views on IMO's strategy regarding GHG reduction which is expected for adoption at MEPC72. The submission provides concrete wording on the level of ambition and the accompanying guiding principles.

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Two more states accede to BWM Convention

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IMO announced that Jamaica and Malta have become the latest states to sign up to Ballast Water Management Convention, the international treaty that entered into force a few days ago and requires ships to manage their ballast water to help stop the spread of invasive aquatic species across the globe.

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IMO releases new video on BWM

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IMO issued a short film explaining the key IMO international measure that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water. BWM Convention has officially entered into force from 8 September 2017.

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Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI Reg.13 effective from September

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A new amendment to Regulation 13 of MARPOL Annex VI regarding the operational compliance with NOx Tier III emissions control areas will come into force on 1 September. All ships entering ECAs, that are required to meet Tier III standard, need to record any engine status changes properly in the logbook as per the onboard procedure requires.

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New global project to address biofouling

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A new global project aiming to help protect marine ecosystems from the negative effects of invasive aquatic species has been given the go-ahead for preparation, according to IMO. The GloFouling Partnerships project will focus on the implementation of the IMO Guidelines for the control and management of ships’ biofouling.

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