Albion Marine Team Updates December (2)

Another turnkey BWTS retrofit has been successfully completed in Singapore. Albion Marine team is returning back to Canada. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has been ready to work. We have been of great support to our clients, colleagues and business partners during this crisis

 

     

Canada: New policy for Authorized Service Providers of life-saving appliances

Transport Canada issued a bulletin to advise the marine industry of the Policy on Authorized Service Providers. This applies to the equipment carried on SOLAS vessels and any vessels that are required to meet Chapter III of the SOLAS Convention. It applies also to the service provider who carries out their maintenance.

SAFETY | 01/12/20 This policy implements requirements from the IMO Resolution A.761(18) (Recommendation on conditions for the approval of servicing stations for inflatable life rafts), as amended, and Resolution MSC.404(96) (Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended), relating to the maintenance, testing and servicing of life-saving appliances. This policy also sets parameters for authorizing service providers. The policy by Transport Canada covers weekly and monthly inspections that must be done by the crew, how to service inflatable equipment, how authorized service provider must service, carry maintenance or repair survival craft, rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear, and authorization of service providers. More information: Government of Canada  & Read more: Safety 4 Sea

 

 

 

ABS MEPC 75 Brief

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 75th session from November 16th to 20th, 2020. This brief provides an overview of the more significant issues agreed at this session, including matters pertaining to GHG reduction efforts, air pollution, energy efficiency and ballast water management. Download the MEPC 75 Brief here

 

 

 

 

IMO Environment Committee approves amendments to cut ship emissions

Albion Marine welcomes the draft amendments to the MARPOL convention that require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity. Draft new mandatory regulations to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships have been approved by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee. This builds on current mandatory energy efficiency requirements to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping. The MEPC also agreed the terms of reference for assessing the possible impacts on States, paying particular attention to the needs of developing countries, in particular Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and least developed countries (LDCs). Read more: IMO News

 

 

MOL Tests First Technology to Capture Microplastics in Ballast Water

Microplastics, the residue of plastic in the ocean, is one of the challenges which environmentalists are looking to confront. In a first of its kind demonstration project, Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in collaboration with the Miura Company have developed and tested a water filtration device to capture the plastics. The microplastics collection device is activated during the operation of the ballast water treatment system typically during the cargo handling operations in a port. Using a filter with a backwashing function for the ballast water treatment, the device efficiently collects microplastics trapped in the filter before the treated water is discharged overboard. Based on the results of the first test, the project team is continuing to improve the device. MOL says that they are examining ways to make it easier for crewmembers to use and increase microplastics collection capacity. More information: Maritime Executive

 

 

 

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