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    marinetales April 15, 2021
    any discharge into the sea of oil or oily mixtures from ships shall be prohibited. A Discharges outside special areas 2 Any discharge into the sea of oil or oily mixtures from ships of 400 gross tonnage and above shall be prohibited except when all the following conditions are satisfied: .1 the ship is proceeding en route; .2 the oily mixture is processed through an oil filtering equipment meeting the requirements of regulation 14 of this Annex; .3 the oil content of the effluent without dilution does not exceed 15 parts per million; .4 the oily mixture does not originate (more)
    marinetales May 9, 2021
    Following certificates and documentation is required: 1. DMLC PART 1 2. DMLC PART 2 3. Maritime Labour Certificate 4. Latest inspection report by the MLC inspector 5. Copy of CBA ( for both officers & crew) 6. Seafarer Employment Agreements 7. Medical Certificates of crew 8. Various licences and endorsements of the crew 9. Watch keeping documents and CoC for Chief cook 10. Records of training and familiarisation 11. Onboard complaint procedures
    marinetales October 29, 2020
    No Armed Robbery is covered in SUA ( suppression of unlawful activities) Convention. This convention relates to suppression of unlawful acts against the safety of maritime navigation
    marinetales October 29, 2020
    Asking this question is beyond the scope of PSCO duties and responsibilities if at all, family members /supernumeraries presence is NOT affecting the safety of the vessel. An eg of such situation is when the presence of family members results in total crew Members exceeding the lifeboat capacity of the vessel. S long the safety and security is not compromised the PSCO doesn’t interfere in this matter
    marinetales October 28, 2020
    Resolution A.962(23) IMO Guidelines on ship recycling was adopted on 5th Dec 2003. The guidelines note that, in the process of recycling ships, virtually nothing goes to waste. The concept of a "Green Passport" for ships is included in the guidelines. This document, containing an inventory of all materials potentially hazardous to human health or the environment, used in the construction of a ship, would accompany the ship throughout its working life. Successive owners of the ship would maintain the accuracy of the Green Passport and incorporate into it all relevant design and equipment changes, with the final owner delivering (more)
    marinetales August 27, 2020
    NOx compliance depends upon the design requirements of engines onboard. Compliance is insured by EIAPP ( Engine international air pollution prevention certificate) issued by the manufacturer of the engine. IAPP( international air pollution prevention certificate) issued by class. EIAPP is issued by the manufacturer of the Engines stating that the engine comply with the NOx requirements. IAPP is issued by the Class after physical verification of the compliance post fitting of engines onboard. The procedure to verify compliance throughout the ships life is stated in NOx technical file maintained onboard which tells you what all parameters you are suppose to (more)
    marinetales August 23, 2020
    SOLAS Chapter V Safety of Navigation Reg 27 - "Nautical Charts & Publications" states that vessel should have nautical charts/publications such as Sailing Directions, List of Lights, notices to Mariners, tide tables and all other publications NECESSARY FOR THE INTENDED VOYAGE and they shall be adequate and up to date. Now, this regulation does not specify the "List of Publications" required to be carried. For this you have to refer to the Flag state Circular which specifies the List of Publications required to be carried. One such example is Panama Flag State MMC No 107 "Publications and Records required on (more)
    marinetales May 9, 2021
    As per the latest changes in MARPOL The bunker delivery note shall include a declaration signed and certified by the fuel oil supplier's representative that the fuel oil supplied is in conformity with regulation 18.3 of MARPOL Annex VI and that the sulphur content of the fuel oil supplied does not exceed the Sulphur limits. Additionally, the fuel oil samples are always lab tested for suitability and compliance prior being used as per the management instructions.
    marinetales August 23, 2020
    The provisions of IMDG Code are applicable to all ships to – 1. which the International Convention for the Safety of life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS 74), as amended, applies and which are carrying dangerous goods as defined in regulation 1 of part A of chapter VII of SOLAS. 2. All ships, irrespective of type and size, carrying substances, material or articles identified in IMDG Code as marine pollutants.
    marinetales August 23, 2020
    MLC Standard A4.1.4 (a) requires Medical Chest of the ship to be inspected regularly by a Competent Authority. In this regard, services of Pharmacy/Pharmacist can be utilized provided that such pharmacy/pharmacist is approved by such Competent Authority.