AMC Training Courses Programme – November 2017

We are pleased to announce our training schedule for November 2017, with training topics, based on the current industry requirements.

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New California Requirements – Biofouling Management Plans Affected

On 20 April 2017 the California State Lands Commission (CSLC) approved the “Biofouling Management Regulations to Minimize the Transport of Nonindigenous Species from Vessels Arriving at California Ports”. These regulations, applicable to vessels >300 GT which call at California ports and are capable of carrying ballast water, will enter into force in two stages on 1 October 2017 and 1 January 2018.

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AMC Training Courses Programme – October 2017

We are pleased to announce our training schedule for October 2017, with training topics, based on the current industry requirements.

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Riyadh MoU on Port State Control – Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry

The Riyadh MoU on Port State Control (PSC) have announced a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) applicable to all ships on “Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry”, which will take place from 1st of September to 30th of November 2017. The purpose of this CIC is to ensure effective procedures and measures are in place to safeguard seafarers on board ships when entering and working in enclosed spaces and to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention.

Based on our extensive experience in this field, we have prepared a Circular Letter with explanations / useful information regarding each of the questions of the relevant PSC questionnaire for guidance of crews. For more information / further guidance (e.g. model procedures / forms and Risk Assessment for both the identification of the enclosed spaces as well as the enclosed space entry) please contact Mr. Dimokritos Tziritis (d.tziritis@alphamrn.com) or Mr. John Mellos (j.mellos@alphamrn.com) or Mr. Andreas Debonos (a.debonos@alphamrn.com).