The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has issued a marine notice updating its oil spill reporting requirements as part of its application of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by Ships (Marpol).
The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Stability and Load Lines and on Fishing Vessels’ Safety (SLF) last month determined that there should be a mandatory requirement for tankers to be equipped with onboard stability instruments.
The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards (ESPH) agreed at its October 2011 session to propose to the Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG) that a systematic review of the International Bulk Chemical (IBC) Code be carried out.
H2S There has recently been some argument over the need to legislate the carriage of sour crude oil to guard against hydrogen sulphide injuries. Two recent maritime incidents show that the dangers are very real indeed
DESIGN Scanvent ApS, a relatively new supplier of marine cargo tank equipment, has made a splash in the industry with its new high velocity vent design that specifically deals with VOC loss during a voyage.