IAATO – New measures to manage growth

TheInternational Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) closed its annual meeting in Cape Town recently with multiple new measures in support of its mission for safe, environmentally responsible Antarctic travel. IAATO has been carefully monitoring, analysing and reporting Antarctic tourism trends since 1991 as part [Read more...]

2019-05-20T08:17:34+00:00 May 20th, 2019|Safety|

NGOs call for a moratorium onscrubbers

As the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC74) meeting this week in London, 10 international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have written to IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim (pictured), to call for an immediate moratorium on the use of scrubber technology, or exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) on [Read more...]

2019-05-20T07:46:20+00:00 May 20th, 2019|Safety|

Cruise ship fined for defying SOx limit

The cruise ship‘Magellan’, which is owned by the Greek company Global Cruise Lines, has received a notice of a violation fine of NOK700,000 for exceeding the  fuel sulfur limits allowance in the Norwegian world heritage fjords. Documentation showed that the ship has entered two world [Read more...]

2019-05-20T07:16:28+00:00 May 20th, 2019|Safety|

A pro-active approach to safety

A set of draft guidelines due for final voting at MSC 101 in June, 2019, will address a number of important concerns and reflect a new regulation philosophy that promises more flexibility. While in the past, IMO and other regulatory bodies typically issued regulations in [Read more...]

2019-04-29T18:13:16+00:00 April 29th, 2019|Safety|

Dedicated cruise team for survitec

Survitec has created a dedicated Global Cruise division to support the rapidly developing requirements of global cruise operators. As a part of a multi-million-dollar investment, ship safety and survival solutions company Survitec, has restructured its cruise business to provide a centralised, dedicated customer service, procurement, [Read more...]

2019-04-16T08:56:57+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Safety|

‘Oasis of the Seas’ moves to Cadiz

Royal Caribbean’s ‘Oasis of the Seas’ is currently in Navantia’s Cádiz shipyard for repairs after suffering damage in drydock at Grand Bahama Shipyard. Three sailings departing Port Canaveral on April 7, 14 and 21 were cancelled due the unscheduled repairs. Her next sailing will be [Read more...]

2019-04-16T08:46:30+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Safety|

IMO SSE 6 meeting outcome

The IMO sub-committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) met in London between 4th and 8th March, 2019.   All agreements made at the meeting and listed below are subject to final approval by MSC 101 in June, 2019. SOLAS allows life-saving appliances and arrangements [Read more...]

2019-03-31T20:09:19+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Safety|

Norway acts to protect fjords

On 1st March, new environmental requirements for emissions and discharges in the world heritage fjords of Nærøyfjord, Aurlandsfjord, Geirangerfjord, Sunnylvsfjord and Tafjord entered into force. The requirements were drawn up by the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) at the request of the Norwegian Ministry of Climate [Read more...]

2019-03-31T16:15:40+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Safety|