The dismantling and recycling of cruise ship Costa Concordia, which was conducted under the latest European environmental and safety regulations and leading to it being one of the most expensive salvage operations ever, has been completed in Genoa by San Giorgio del Porto, in partnership with Saipem.
The second edition of The Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships has been released. The latest practical advice has been compiled by the joint industry group, which is led by BIMCO and now includes new members OCIMF and IUMI, as well as the original contributors CLIA, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO.
Today, at day 1 of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee's 98th session, Donald Harrell and Astrid Seltmann from IUMI's Facts & Figures Committee gave a presentation to the delegates on relevant industry issues.
At the April meeting of the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Funds meeting IUMI supported a joint ICS/IG paper which sought a common understanding on the interpretation of international conventions.
In the field of maritime security, although terrorism and cyber-crime grab the headlines, they are not “the nearest crocodile to the canoe”, according to James Wilkes, co-founder and Managing Director of Gray Page, a specialist advisory and consulting group that solves problems around the world for companies and organizations in shipping, insurance and international trade.
Both West of England and North P&I have advised Members that nickel ore cargoes currently being presented for shipment in the Philippines are continuing to give rise to concern. The Clubs’ local correspondent Pandiman Philippines advised that rain continued to fall. Where they exist, stockpiles are exposed to the elements. Many mines have no stock piles and ore is supplied directly from the exposed mine pit, hence there is no drying nor drainage of the cargo prior to shipment.