PH.R.S. Newsletter 143/16 | ECDIS – Guidance for Good Practice

Jan 28, 2016

The IMO has consolidated previously issued guidance for good practice relating to Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) into one guidance document, published as Circular MSC.1/Circ.1503 - attached. This Circular gives advice on: SOLAS chart carriage requirements ECDIS software maintenance Operating anomalies identified within ECDIS Differences between raster chart display system (RCDS) mode and ECDIS mode ECDIS training Transitioning from paper charts to ECDIS navigation Guidance on training and assessment in the operational use of ECDIS simulators. It also includes a list of ECDIS apparent operating and display anomalies, and references to IMO performance standards for ECDIS and other…

Phoenix Register of Shipping among the Silver Sponsors of Athens Money Show 2017

Jan 04, 2017

Phoenix Register of Shipping is proud to be among the Silver Sponsors of the Athens Money Show 2017, which will take place at Hilton Athens on January 9th 2017.   PH.R.S being one of the Silver Sponsors is going to actively support the organization of Money Show 2017, which is one of the largest multi-conferences in Europe regarding financial investments & development.   Athens Money Show will be held at Hilton Athens under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, the Hellenic- Chinese Chamber of Commerce and of the Athens Medical Accosiation.   Save the date and visit us at…

PH.R.S. Newsletter 144/16 | USCG - Ballast Water Management Program Update

Feb 02, 2016

Refers to: Ship Owners / Operators, PH.R.S. Representatives Applicability: Vessels equipped with Ballast Water Tanks Operating in United States Waters   The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has recently published a Marine Safety Information Bulletin announcing updates to their ballast water management program. The bulletin includes: guidance to comply with Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations Part 151, Subparts C and D a definition of the ‘first scheduled dry-docking’ a revision to the terms of the extended compliance date – a vessel’s extended compliance date will now be the ‘next scheduled dry-docking’ after the vessel’s original compliance date. The text…

NL 167/17 | Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of the CO2 Emissions from Maritime Transport

Jan 31, 2017

Refers to: All ClientsAction Date: Various According to the new European Regulation (EU) 2015/757 for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide emissions for Shipping (EU MRV), from 1/1/2018 onwards every ship equal to or larger than 5000 GT which has a commercial operation and calls to a European port, is obliged to monitor and report a series of relevant data on to its CO2 emissions. It is estimated that 15,000 ships are affected by the requirements of this Regulation, with each one of them obliged to report those data in an annual basis to the European Commission, after having…

NL 145/16 | Black Sea MOU - New Inspection Regime

Feb 15, 2016

Refers to: Ship Owners / Operators, PH.R.S. RepresentativesAction Date: 1st January 2016 At the 16th meeting of the Port State Control Committee in Batumi, Georgia, April 2015, the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Black Sea Region (BS MOU) decided to introduce a New Inspection Regime for selection of ships from 1st January 2016 to harmonize further its risk based targeting and inspection system with the leading memorandums, namely Paris MOU and Tokyo MOU, to the highest level. The existing ship targeting system adjusted to accommodate additional generic parameters (e.g. Flag, RO, and Company performances), weighting points…