Briefing iconMaritime Labour Convention: new amendments to the code regarding seafarers’ employment agreements

In January 2021 new amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) are expected to come into force.  The amendments are pending approval by the 107th annual meeting of the International Labour Conference (ILC) in June 2018 and relate to continuation of seafarers’ employment agreement (SEA) in cases of piracy or armed robbery against ships.  This … Continue reading “Maritime Labour Convention: new amendments to the code regarding seafarers’ employment agreements”

Briefing iconUSCG updates marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds

On 18 April 2018 the United States Coast Guard (USCG) amended the monetary property damage threshold amounts for reporting a marine casualty and for reporting a type of marine casualty called a “serious marine incident.”  The original regulations that set these dollar threshold amounts were written in the 1980s and had not been updated since … Continue reading “USCG updates marine casualty reporting property damage thresholds”

Briefing iconIMCA engages in energy efficiency discussions at IMO

The 72nd session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) was held from 9 to 13 April 2018, at the IMO headquarters in London. IMCA holds consultative status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), which is the specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) responsible for regulating shipping.  In this regard, IMCA has … Continue reading “IMCA engages in energy efficiency discussions at IMO”