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20 August 2007

Members should be aware of advice from the major port state control authorities that they will be conducting a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) focusing on the ISM Code, between 1 September 30 November 2007.  The CIC will be conducted in conjunction with routine port state control inspections.  The purpose of the campaign is said to involve verification of the effective implementation of safety management systems onboard ships of all flags.

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20 August 2007

The EU Sulphur Directive 1999/32 (amended by 2005/33) brought into force the North Sea Sulphur Emissions Control Area (SECA) on 11 August 2007. Ships operating within the SECA are required to use bunkers with a sulphur content of no more than 1.5% by mass or have in place an approved exhaust gas cleaning system.

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