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Australia: Implementation of the 1 January 2020 low sulphur fuel requirement

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This notice is to remind vessel owners, operators, masters and fuel oil suppliers of the global implementation of the International Convention...

Turkey: Environmental Pollution Fines and Recommendations

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Turkey has been developing environmental protection for their territorial waters, and significant fines are applicable to vessels that violate Turkish antipollution...

Iceland – heavy fuel oil banned as of 01 Jan 2020

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Government of Iceland has issued a news release stating that, effective 1 January 2020, the permissible sulphur content of marine fuels used...

Due diligence for ship finance transactions in Cyprus

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Shipping Industry is currently undergoing one of its largest economic and financial crises of recent memory due to the turmoil brought on by...

IMO Revised Compendium on Facilitation and Electronic Business

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The mandatory requirement for national governments to introduce electronic information exchange between ships and ports came into effect from...

EU MRV and IMO DCS Regulations - Reporting requirements

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In order to reduce emissions from shipping, the European Union (EU) has introduced the shipping Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation,...

IMO 2020: Worldwide Scrubber washwater restrictions (update Dec. 2019)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO considers exhaust gas scrubbers to be an acceptable means of reducing vessels’ sulphur emissions and ensuring compliance with MARPOL Annex VI.  A separate...

2020 Sulphur Inspection Guidance from the EU (Dec 2019)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As the global shipping industry prepares for the arrival of the global sulphur cap in January 2020, the operation of ships in a...

Updates and Reminders on the Use of Exhaust Gas Scrubbers in US Waters (IMO 2020 sulphur cap)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The USCG issued an update to their policy letter, CVC Policy Letter 12-04, to remove a request for correspondence from Flag administrations on...

IMO Requirements for maintenance of Life/Rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear as of 1 Jan 2020

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) From 1 January 2020, maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of the following items shall be carried out in accordance with...
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