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August 2021

BIMCO calls on shipowners to provide information on biofouling management

BIMCO is launching a new survey with the aim of gathering information from shipowners about the effectiveness of their anti-fouling systems (AFS). The information gathered will help BIMCO provide factual information to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) about biofouling management in practice.

Change in piracy threats in Indian Ocean prompts re-think of High Risk Area

A continued downward trend in Somali piracy has prompted leading shipping organisations to reduce the geographic boundaries of the ‘High Risk Area’ (HRA) for piracy in the Indian Ocean, which will apply from 1 September 2021.

July 2021

New BIMCO/ICS Seafarer Workforce Report warns of serious potential officer shortage

Launched today, the new Seafarer Workforce Report from BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping warns that the industry must significantly increase training and recruitment levels if it is to avoid a serious shortage in the total supply of officers by 2026. Given the growing demand for STCW certified officers, the Report predicts that there will be a need for an additional 89,510 officers by 2026 to operate the world merchant fleet. The report estimates that 1.89 million seafarers currently serve the world merchant fleet, operating over 74,000 vessels around the globe.

New BIMCO clause clarifies contractual position on AIS switch-off

BIMCO has published a new charter party clause to help tackle potential abuse by sanctions busters of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) which is mandatory for all ships to use under regulations for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).

BIMCO issues updated list of restrictions on scrubber wash water discharge

BIMCO has issued an updated list of local restrictions on the discharge of the wash water from Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS), also known as scrubbers.

BIMCO updating Infectious or Contagious Diseases Clauses to address pandemics

The experiences of operating during the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges this has created have prompted a review of the BIMCO Infectious or Contagious Diseases Clauses (the "IOCD Clauses”).

June 2021

Industry’s support for piracy declaration rises to nearly 350 signatures

Steadily increasing support for the Gulf of Guinea Declaration on Suppression of Piracy, combined with Nigeria announcing significant investment to address the ongoing piracy issue in the Gulf of Guinea, raises hope that efforts are on the right track to end piracy in the region and increase safety for seafarers.

Shipping industry urges governments to act on USD 5 billion decarbonisation fund

The shipping industry has welcomed the growing momentum for a USD 5 billion R&D Fund for shipping, but is calling on governments to act in line with their climate commitments and not waste more time in moving forward with decisive action to support the decarbonisation of the industry.

UN report confirms urgent need for action against Nigerian piracy

In a report published 9 June 2021, the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) provides an interesting view into on the piracy problem emanating from the Niger Delta, and explains in detail why there is an urgent need for international cooperation to change the situation.

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