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The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has announced that all of its certification is now available electronically.

IB has partnered with Verifavia Shipping to help shipping companies meet the demands of various environmental regulations including EU Monitoring Reporting and Verification (EU MRV), the International Maritime Organisation’s Data Collection System (IMO DCS), and Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM).

The global crew change crisis could lead to a shortage of seafarers if exhausted crew choose to leave the shipping industry rather than risk another long period trapped at sea, warns the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ).

Thursday, 04 February 2021 12:39

IMO welcomes Neptune Declaration on seafarers

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the industry-led Neptune Declaration, which calls for seafarers to be designated as key workers and for cooperation to end the crew change crisis, which is not only putting seafarers in a desperate situation but also threatening the safety of shipping and world trade. Hundreds of thousands of seafarers around the globe are unable to leave ships, while others cannot join, due to travel restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ABS has launched the Environmental Monitor as part of its My Digital Fleet risk management platform.

Liverpool maritime tech business Tapiit Live is urging seafarers to speak out on Time to Talk Day as it announces crews from 12 more ships will benefit from its live stream mental wellbeing training.

On December 7, in Moscow, the memorandum on intention to equip the series of 10 cargo-passenger ships with autonomous navigation (a-Navigation) systems was signed between the Sakhalin shipping company Morspetsservice and the developer of autonomous navigation systems Kronshtadt Technologies. A similar MOI was also signed on December 8 in St. Petersburg between the shipping company SeaEnergy and Kronshtadt Technologies to equip 10 more general cargo vessels.

As shipping lines grow ever more reliant on digital links to shore, GTMaritime has launched Compliance Maintenance, a new service for customers that provides the option of automatically keeping GTMaritime software used onboard up-to-date to ensure that owners are constantly compliant with IMO cyber-security guidelines.

ABS Nautical Systems (ABS NS) has launched a digital solution that replaces traditional paper logbooks and brings a new dimension to compliance management through a browser-based experience.

OneOcean has launched LogCentral, a secure, easy-to-apply digital tool that aims to make collecting and sharing vessel data simple and quick. The tool can be used immediately with no prior training.

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