February 23, 2024

Fuel quality and the importance of testing in an era of contamination and new blended products that put at risk the safety of crew, the environment and the protection of the vessel as an asset.

The Testing Times report has been written by Thetius on behalf of Lloyd’s Register assesses the vital role of ship fuel oil assessment and quantity verification. […]
December 19, 2023

IMO CCC 9 and E&T 39Meeting Summary October 8,2023

The 9th meeting of the IMO’s sub-committee on carriage of cargoes and containers (CCC 9) was held 20-29 September 2023in person at IMO Headquarters in London. […]
December 4, 2023

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80), 3-7 July 2023

The MEPC 80 session adopted the 2023 IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships, with enhanced targets to tackle harmful emissions. The revised IMO […]
December 1, 2023

Partial Suspension of US Venezuela Sanctions

On 18 October 2023 OFAC issued four general licenses’ representing a significant shift in the US government’s attitude toward its Venezuelan sanctions programmed. Reed Smith and […]
November 30, 2023

What you should know about the 2022 Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention

Recent amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, are set to come into effect in December 2024. Key changes include modifications to recruitment, repatriation, recreational facilities, […]
November 29, 2023

Maritime Compliance Reminder: SOLAS requirements for safe mooring

Why is mooring a topic that deserves high attention? Mooring and unmooring is one of the most frequent operations onboard of ships. The maritime industry has […]
November 8, 2023

Amendments to MARPOL Annex II

MEPC 78 adopted Res.MEPC.344(78) in relation to the Abbreviated legend to the revised GESAMP Hazard Evaluation Procedure), Appendix I, Guidelines for the categorization of noxious liquid […]
November 7, 2023

Oily water separator – Further clarifications on requirements for sampling points

An oily water separator (OWS), bilge separator or oil filtering equipment is required by MARPOL Annex I, Regulation 14 to be installed on any ship above […]
November 2, 2023


A growing offshore renewable energy sector (e.g. wind farms) has increased demand for ships which may combine transportation and accommodation of industrial personnel working offshore. There […]
October 27, 2023

Revised Port State Control procedures will enter into force in January 2024

The 9th session of the Sub-Committee on the Implementation of IMO Instruments (III) finalized draft amendments to the Procedures for Port State Control (A.1155(32)) at its […]
October 26, 2023

Shipping in ‘decisive decade’ to meet tighter emission targets

This year’s release of the Maritime Forecast to 2050 explores several energy efficiency measures that can deliver decarbonization results now, while also contributing to the reductions […]
October 25, 2023

SOLAS amendments coming into force in 2024

Britannia P&I has issued a timely reminder regarding the impending changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention. These amendments, which are scheduled to […]
October 19, 2023

Loss Prevention: Port State Control deficiencies identified Q2 2023 ABS

Port State Control inspections have proven to be an effective tool for eliminating substandard vessels that may be in operation, which may impact maritime safety and […]
October 18, 2023

Implementation of IMO Instruments (III 9)

Updated draft resolutions to support implementation The Sub-Committee, which reports to the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), finalized the updating […]
October 11, 2023

Use of renewable and low-carbon fuels in maritime transport, and amending Directive 2009/16/EC

In terms of volume, maritime transport is responsible for over 75% of the Union’s foreign commerce and 31% of its internal trade. 400 million people board […]