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Battery installations: Key hazards to consider and Lloyd’s Register’s approach to approval

Members’ attention is drawn to the second edition of the Lloyd’s Register (LR) guidance to clients on battery installations (attached), covering the hazards associated with them, and LR’s approach to approving them.  The guidance is generic and applies to all electric and hybrid configurations and is based on LR’s experience

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| Information Note number 1294 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 03/16

Recent release of Guidelines on cyber security onboard ships

Members will wish to be aware that new guidelines for cyber security measures onboard ships have been published by BIMCO in a document supported by Cruise Lines International Association, the International Chamber of Shipping, the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners and the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners.  The

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| Information Note number 1291 | Original reference(s) IMCA SEL 01/16, IMCA M 01/16

IMO Ballast Water Management Convention

Members may have seen reports that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force world-wide on 24 November 2016.  However, this has not yet been confirmed by IMO, because the ratification figures are still being checked.  The Convention will enter into force 12 months after

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| Information Note number 1284 | Original reference(s) IMCA SEL 07/15, IMCA M 10/15



Recent release of BS EN 12021:2014 Respiratory Equipment – Compressed Gases for Breathing Apparatus

The finalised version of the British and European Standard BS EN 12021:2014 – Respiratory equipment – Compressed gases for breathing apparatus – was released in late 2014.  As well as its obvious application to diving breathing gas, the new BS EN 12021, which has superseded BS EN 12021:1999, is also

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| Information Note number 1271 | Original reference(s) IMCA SEL 03/15, IMCA D 07/15, IMCA M 05/15

IMCA DP logbook completion

Updated February 2016 – please check for the latest version at www.imca-int.com/marine This information note is issued to provide additional guidance when making entries in the IMCA Dynamic Positioning (DP) […]

| Information Note number 1296 | Original reference(s) IMCA M 02/15



Update on the use of armed guards in Nigerian waters

This information note is to make members aware that the use of agent or private security company supplied armed guards onboard vessels in Nigerian waters may be considered by Nigerian Navy authorities to be in breach of regulations. This could result in legal action including detention of personnel found to

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| Information Note number 1233 | Original reference(s) IMCA SEL 09/14, IMCA M 09/14











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