NL 204/19 | Panama Maritime Administration - Mandatory Annual SSAS Test

Ιαν 16, 2019

NL 204/19|Panama Maritime Administration - Mandatory Annual SSAS Test Company Security Officers (CSO) of companies operating Panamanian flagged vessels are reminded that PMA, as from January 1st, 2018 requires to carry out a mandatory annual SSAS TEST  through the online platform in use from PMA, according to MMC-133 and the  new MMC-371. In case of vessel changes name, it will be necessary to schedule a new SSAS TEST, through the platform, in order to verify that the new name was programmed properly. The Administration urges Companies, Company Security Officers (CSO), Ship Security Officers (SSO) and the Recognized Security Organization (RSOs)…

NL 205/19 | IMO Guidance on preparing Ship Implementation Plan for 2020 Sulfur Cap Compliance

Φεβ 06, 2019

NL 205/19|IMO Guidance on preparing Ship Implementation Plan for 2020 Sulfur Cap Compliance At its latest Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73), IMO approved, among others, the guidance on the development of a ship implementation plan outlining how the ship may prepare in order to comply with the required sulfur content limit of 0.50% by 1 January 2020 (IMO 2020 sulfur cap) under MARPOL Annex VI. IMO's 2020 Sulfur cap, which will take effect from 1 January 2020, requires that ships must run on fuel containing no more than 0.5% m/m of sulfur, unless having scrubbers installed. Namely, the options available for…

Δελτίο Τύπου - Υπογραφή Διαπιστωτικής Πράξης από το ΥΝΑΝΠ

Φεβ 13, 2019

Υπογραφή Διαπιστωτικής Πράξης από το ΥΝΑΝΠ     ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ   Στις 30/01/2019, υπεγράφη η Διαπιστωτική Πράξη Συμμόρφωσης του Οργανισμού με τα κριτήρια του άρθρου 109 του νόμου 4504/2017, από το Υπουργείο Ναυτιλίας και Νησιωτικής Πολιτικής. Η υπογραφή της Διαπιστωτικής Πράξης στο σύνολο της, πιστοποιεί και την συμμόρφωση του Οργανισμού με τα κριτήρια του Κώδικα περί Αναγνωρισμένων Οργανισμών (Recognized Organizations Code) του Διεθνούς Ναυτιλιακού Οργανισμού (IMO) αναλογικά με το βαθμό εξουσιοδότησης του Οργανισμού από την Ελληνική σημαία.   Η ευτυχής αυτή κατάληξη αποτελεί ένα σημαντικό και απαιτητικό επίτευγμα για τον Οργανισμό, που δεν θα ήταν δυνατόν, χωρίς την δύσκολη και…

NL 203/18 | Maritime Cyber Risk Management

Δεκ 21, 2018

  Ships are increasingly using systems that rely on digitization, digitalization, integration, and automation. Cyber technologies have become essential to the operation and management of numerous systems critical to the safety and security of shipping and protection of the marine environment.  As technology continues to develop, information technology and operational technology on board ships are being networked together and more frequently connected to the internet. Therefore the ships’ systems and networks maybe vulnerable to risks may also occur from personnel accessing systems on board, for example by introducing malware via removable media. The vulnerabilities created by accessing, interconnecting or networking these systems…

NL 206/19 | Panama Maritime Authority - MLC Certification Process

Φεβ 06, 2019

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators of Panamanian flagged vessels, PHRS Representatives/Surveyors Action Date: January 8th, 2019 Kindly note that Merchant Marine Circular 269 issued by the Panama Maritime Authority, regarding the certification process for Maritime Labor Convention has been revised.   This revision includes the modification of paragraph 22 stating that from January 8th 2019, the ROs listed in the Circular MMC 255 may extend the validity of the Maritime Labor Certificate for a period not exceeding five months after the expiry date of the existing certificate, provided that the renewal inspection has been carried out according to standard…