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Rajeev Jassal
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Yes, these two surveys are usually conducted at the same time along with many other statutory surveys. But that is not a requirement to have these two surveys conducted together. These can be conducted on different dates.

But all these certificates would remain valid for the same duration, which wi

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

The issue was raised by Marshall Island which proposed that the cooking oil should be allowed to be transferred to sludge tank and disposed of as per MARPOL Annex 1 requirements.

Many countries opposed this proposal.

After careful discussion on this topic, MEPC decided that cooking oil shou

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

As per MARPOL, the word en route means

that the ship is underway at sea on a course or courses, including deviation from the shortest direct route, which as far as practicable for navigation purposes, will cause any discharge to be spread over as great an area of the sea as is reasonable and practi

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

Let us understand this by considering a hypothetical situation. Let us assume that India has not ratified MARPOL convention. There will be further two situations in this assumption.

  • India would have its own pollution prevention rules
  • India does not have any pollution prevention rules

In the fi

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

Ballast water is the talk of the town these days. Come 08th September 2017, the ballast water convention will enter into force.

And with that, there will be more and more inspections focussing on how we manage ballast water.

To avoid violation issues, it is important that we are sure of what is ex

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

IMDG Code specifies various conditions of the carriage of dangerous goods in packaged form. Shippers need to make sure that all these conditions are followed when shipping the dangerous goods.

For example, the dangerous goods need to be segregated as per the IMDG code to avoid two incompatible go

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

I wrote a post on Hague-Visby rules sometime back. You can read it by clicking on the below link.

A basic and simplified guide of Hague Visby rules for seafarers

If you have any other specific question on Hague-Visby rules, don't hesitate to ask.

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

I wrote an article on "Fund Convention" earlier. Hope that can help in the understanding of Fund convention.

10 Things You Should Know About Fund Convention 92

If you any other specific question on fund convention, let me know.

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

The short answer to this question is simple. 

We do not have one port state MOU under IMO because it is tough to have such MOU.

There are number of reasons why it would be tough.

  • All the port states need to have IT infrastructure that can connect the data of all the port states. IMO has no

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

Even though Indian Government has okeyed ratification of Bunker convention last year India has not yet ratified the Bunker convention.

But India has ratified the CLC 92 convention. Even though the original CLC 69 did not cover the pollution from the tanker in ballast and pollution from the bun

Manila amendment after five year traial period it's continue from 1st January 2017 in stcw... Ballast water management convention enter into force on 08th sep. 2017...

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

Ship need to be designed, built and maintained as per the standards and requirements of a classification society.

But sometimes a ship may fall short of these standards. For example, let us say that a ship had a collision. The ship had a big hole on its hull, above the water line. 

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

A convention is an agreed set of rules related to a particular matter. For example 

  • Safety of life at Sea convention (SOLAS) for safety related matters at sea.
  • MARPOL for matters related to Marine pollution

More often than not, the need of a convention is triggered&n

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

Have a look at this resolution of Maritime safety committee of the IMO.

This is the resolution number MSC.192 (79). The sequence number of the resolution is 192. The resolution was passed by the MSC (Maritime safety committee) of IMO. That is what MSC denotes in the resolution number.

The number