M.A.C. Technical Service Circular 16/2021: “IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee Circular: STCW “White List” update”

On the 18th of October 2021 IMO issued an MSC Circular including in the annex a list of the STCW Parties fully complying with the Convention (the so called “White…

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M.A.C. Technical Service Circular 13/2021: “Navigating towards Sustainability: The European Maritime Transport Environmental Report (EMTER)”

The current T.S.C. reports upon the first Environmental Impact Report of the E.U., which acknowledges good progress towards sustainability and confirms that more effort is needed to prepare for rising…

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International Ship Registry of Togo, Circular on Tokyo and Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) for Port State Control – Concentrated Inspection Campaigns 2021

As per the most recent Circular of the International Ship Registry of Togo highlights to its stakeholders that the maritime authorities of the Paris and Tokyo MOUs on Port State…

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International Ship Registry of Gabon: “Port State Control – Concentrated Inspection Campaigns 2021”

The International Ship Registry of Gabon recently published a Maritime Circular which aims to highlight to the International Registry of Gabon stakeholders that the maritime authorities of the Paris and…

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International Ship Registry of Gabon: “Crew Dispensations due to Article VIII of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended”

The International Ship Registry of Gabon recently published a Maritime Circular which aims to communicate to the users of the International Ship Registry of Gabon (I.S.R of Gabon) that, based…

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M.A.C. Technical Service Circular 12/2021: “US Issues General Licenses to Authorize Certain COVID-Related Transactions with Iran, Syria, or Venezuela”

On June 17th 2021 the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued three general licenses (referred to as the COVID-19-related GLs) to build upon Treasury’s existing…

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M.A.C. Technical Service Circular 11/2021: “Egypt Monitoring Security Threats: Advance Cargo Information Becoming Mandatory from 1st of July 2021”

According to the Egyptian Ministry of Finance, Egypt has become the first African country to implement Advance Cargo Information (ACI), requiring by law all import shipments and carriers to validate…

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