Archive of: Regulation

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Cruise industry, Alaska oppose new Emission Control Area

The state of Alaska has sued the federal government in an effort to avoid enforcement of the Emission Control Area that goes into effect Aug. 1, and the cruise industry calls the rules too costly

Web Bulletin 2012

In New York, ICS head says Law of the Sea should remain

Speaking in New York, the secretary-general of the International Chamber of Shipping says the Law of the Sea should not be fundamentally revised

Web Bulletin 2012

Chamber of Shipping applauds IMO action on ECDIS anomalies

The International Chamber of Shipping welcomes recent action from the IMO safety committee on EDCIS, including a meeting with manufacturers in September

Web Bulletin 2012

AWO praises House for TWIC bill reducing mariner in-person visits

Mariners would need to make only one in-person TWIC visit instead two, under a bill passed by the House of Representatives

Web Exclusive 2012

As deadline nears, Coast Guard approves Furuno BNWAS

The International Maritime Organization and U.S. Coast Guard have approved a Furuno bridge navigation watch alarm system, which also meets towboat regulation

Web Exclusive 2012

Jones Act group urges U.S. to avoid waivers in oil reserve drawdown

American Maritime Partnership urges the federal government to avoid granting waivers for non-U.S. vessels to move oil from strategic reserve

Web Exclusive 2012

Cruise industry adopts policies on muster drills, guest nationalities

Cruise Lines International Association has adopted new policies on emergency muster drills and identifying the nationalities of passengers

Web Exclusive 2012

EPA issues guidance on ships' role when low-sulfur fuel isn't available

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued interim guidance on what ship operators must do in the event of unavailability of low-sulfur fuel

Web Exclusive 2012

Coast Guard, Illinois officials crack down on illegal charter boats

The Coast Guard, Illinois state officials and Chicago police are on the lookout for illegal charter vessels carrying passengers

Web Exclusive 2012
Los Angeles establishes green ship index with financial incentives

Los Angeles establishes green ship index with financial incentives

The Port of Los Angeles is the first seaport in North America or the Pacific Rim to adopt an Environmental Ship Index program.

October/November 2012
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