The Swedish Transport Agency has temporarily suspended the traffic separation schemes (TSS) and the 2-way routes ‘In Norra Kvarken’ (Gulf of Bothnia) due to icy conditions in the area.
At the 20th meeting of the Port State Control Committee in Male, Maldives, in August 2017, the Committee finalised the criteria for implementation of New Inspection Regime (NIR) for the Indian Ocean MOU (IOMOU) for providing a more risk based system for identifying and targeting non-complaint ships for inspections from 1st January 2018.
The skipper of a 14-metre day angling boat has been fined £4,500 with more than £7,000 costs, after pleading guilty to offences which breach the small commercial vessel code of practice.
The UK Ship Register (UKSR) - part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is one of the best performing flags in the major Port State Control regimes. It has a reputation for maintaining the highest international standards.