Managing Ship and Seafarer Certificates during the Pandemic – Version 1.1 – 14 April 2020

This guidance provides information for shipowners and operators on managing ship and seafarer certificates during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It covers ship and seafarer certificates required by the certification provisions of international regulations, such as those of International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) instruments, and highlights the current unique compliance issues and considerations relating to ship and seafarer certificates.

Meeting the 2020 sulphur cap – Scrubbers ordered or fitted for close to 1,000 vessels: EGCSA

Shipowners have ordered or installed scrubbers for nearly 1,000 vessels as the uptake in exhaust gas cleaning systems rapidly accelerates ahead of the 1 January 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap from the IMO.
According to the Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Association (EGCSA) the number of ships with scrubbers either installed or on order stood at 983 as of 31 May this year.