IMO'S MSC Meeting Preview

The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 101st session, will take place June 5-14, 2019, and some of the highlights include amendments to SOLAS: The MSC is expected to consider, for adoption: • Draft amendments to the appendix to SOLAS, to the record of equipment, relating to rudder, propeller, thrust, pitch and operational mode indicator. • […]

Honduras explore implementation of maritime security

A national table-top exercise on maritime security concluded in Tegucigalpa, Honduras (28-29 August). The aim of the event was to encourage a multi-agency approach to maritime security and maritime law enforcement issues. The exercise also highlighted the need for an integrated approach to the implementation of SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPSCode. Broader security measures were […]

U.S. Coastguards in Nigeria to strengthen implementation of ISPS Code

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) was recently in the country to carry out a pre-assessment report of port and terminal facilities in Nigeria, in line with the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. The ISPS Code is an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention (1974/1988) […]