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    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 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.
    marinetales August 23, 2020
    Cargo Bilge water on bulk carriers can be divided into 2 types – 1. Water containing cargo residues harmful to the marine environment (HME) and; 2. Water containing cargo residues non-harmful to the marine environment (NON-HME). Discharge requirements for NON-HME Cargoes 1. Outside special areas Discharge allowed greater than or equal to 12NM (vessel enroute) 2. Within Special Areas Discharge is prohibited However, there is an exception, discharge is ONLY ALLOWED when both the loading port (next port) and the discharge port (last port), is within special area and NO part of the voyage lies outside the special area AND (more)