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  • New collaboration between major maritime nations

    • 8/6/2020
    • 10:17 AM
    • News and updates, News

    Along with five other major maritime nations, Norway is initiating a formal collaborative research and development project examining autonomous maritime operations.

  • Expired employment agreements

    • 7/3/2020
    • 1:27 PM
    • News and updates, News, Covid-19

    Due to the current travel restrictions and reduced flight schedules, many shipping companies are facing great difficulty in carrying out crew changes. A challenge that may arise is that the period of service exceeds the service period specified in the employment agreement.

  • As of 1 July, Norway permits bareboat registration in the Norwegian ship registers

    • 6/29/2020
    • 7:10 AM
    • News and updates, News

    The Norwegian Maritime Authority is pleased that ship registration in Norway is becoming more adaptive and internationally competitive. A regulatory amendment will allow bareboat registration in and deregistration from the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) and the Norwegian Ordinary Ship Register (NOR).

  • Paris MoU guidance on COVID-19 updated and available for the industry

    • 5/13/2020
    • 10:06 AM
    • News and updates, News, Covid-19

    Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) acknowledged the crisis which the international shipping industry was facing. In view of the continuing effects of the crisis, the end of which cannot yet be foreseen, the Paris MoU has amended its previously drafted guidelines. To appropriately inform the industry, it has also been decided to make the guidance publicly available.

  • IMO-Guidelines for crew change

    • 5/8/2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • News and updates, News, Covid-19

    IMO has now prepared a 12 point guide to enable authorities and industry players to carry out crew changes on ships. The guidelines have been prepared in collaboration with a number of international organizations, including the International Chamber of Shipping, ICS.