Briefing iconNew Portal for the UK Offshore Safety Directive Regulator

The UK Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR) has developed a Competent Authority (CA) Portal, which will be available from 1 October 2017. Any OSDR submission relating to Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (OPEP), Safety Cases (including Material Changes) or Thorough Reviews made after 1 October 2017 will have to be submitted through the CA Portal. IMCA will attend … Continue reading “New Portal for the UK Offshore Safety Directive Regulator”

Briefing iconIMO Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management

The latest IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 98) approved a joint MSC-FAL circular on Guidelines on maritime cyber risk management, based on the Interim guidelines on guidelines on maritime cyber risk management (MSC.1/Circ.1526). Please find a copy of the Guidelines attached for your convenience. The Guidelines contain high-level recommendations for maritime cyber risk to safeguard … Continue reading “IMO Guidelines on Maritime Cyber Risk Management”

Briefing iconIMO resolution for the carriage of industrial personnel on board vessels engaged on international voyages

On 25 November 2016, the Maritime Safety Committee of IMO (MSC) reached a significant agreement on an interim solution for the safe carriage of industrial personnel on board offshore industry vessels engaged on international voyages.  At its 97th session, MSC considered supplemental legal advice regarding the introduction of mandatory safety standards for the carriage of … Continue reading “IMO resolution for the carriage of industrial personnel on board vessels engaged on international voyages”

Briefing iconNew EU regulation regarding measuring, reporting and verification (MRV)

On Friday 4 November, the European Commission adopted Regulation 2016/1927 to provide further guidance regarding the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 (MRV Regulation). The new regulation lays down templates and technical rules for the submission of monitoring plans, emissions reports and documents of compliance pursuant to MRV regulation. A compliance guidance document by IMCA will follow shortly.

Briefing iconMaritime Labour Convention: New certificate requirements for shipowners

On 18 January 2017 the 2014 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 will enter into force.  The amendments were approved at the 103rd annual meeting of the International Labour Conference (ILC) in June 2014 and relate to financial security of seafarers in cases of abandonment, and contractual claims for compensation in the event … Continue reading “Maritime Labour Convention: New certificate requirements for shipowners”

Briefing iconUK Modern Slavery Act: New corporate reporting requirements

The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“MSA”), which came into force on 29 October 2015, addresses the rise of new forms of slavery. The objective of the MSA is to consolidate slavery and human trafficking offences whilst increasing the maximum penalties and sentencing rules for such crimes. In addition, it establishes an independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner … Continue reading “UK Modern Slavery Act: New corporate reporting requirements”