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$post_typeNew 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”

$post_typeIMO 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”

$post_typeIMO 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”

$post_typeNew 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.