Sulphur 2020 implementation – IMO issues additional guidance

has approved and adopted a comprehensive set of guidance and guidelines to support the consistent implementation of the lower 0.50% limit on sulphur in ships’ fuel oil, which will enter into effect from 1 January 2020.  Related draft MARPOL amendments were also approved.

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Incat gets order for world’s largest aluminum hulled ship; Chevron puts Nor-Shipping focus on IMO 2020 solutions

May 20, 2019 — At a probable 13,000 gross registered tonnes, the 130 meter long, 32 meter wide vessel will carry 2,100 passengers and 220 cars. The duty-free shop will be the world’s largest to be fitted on a ship, with over 3,000 sq. meters of retail floor space. Buquebus will operate the vessel between Argentina and Uruguay. Work is underway on design and engineering, and the physical construction will commence as soon as the detail design drawings are completed and approved by the customer.

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Earlier, Easier Entry for 2020 Newport Bermuda Race


To simplify the process of entering the race, organizers have issued a Notice of Race with an initial entry date of June 21, 2019 at 1pm EDT. A revamped website was launched as well.

May 20, 2019 (Newport, R.I)—Breaking with tradition, the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) is opening registration for the biennial Newport Bermuda Race a year in advance of the June 19, 2020 race start. In issuing the Notice of Race for the 52nd running of the event, the initial entry date moves up several months compared to 2018.

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GGR DAY 322 Tapio Lehtinen completes solo circumnavigation


STOP PRESS: DAY 322: Tapio Lehtinen takes 5th place 

  • Circumnavigation time: 322 days 8 hours 21 minutes
  • Follow his dockside arrival live on

Dateline: 19/05/2019, Les Sables d’Olonne, France

Bright and cheerful Tapio has enjoying his extended solo circumnavigation

Tapio Lehtinen, the 5th and final placed Finnish skipper competing in the Golden Globe Race crossed the finish line at 20:21 hours today accompanied by Bernard Moitessier’s famous yacht Joshua and a flottila of excited wellwishers, including French race winner Jean-Luc Van Den Heede.

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A Busy U.S. Melges 24 Spring Racing Season Ushers in National Championship and an Early National Ranking Series Battle

(Fairhope, Ala. USA – May 19, 2019) – The U.S. Melges 24 Class Association (USM24CA) is less than one week out from the start of its National Championship hosted by the Fairhope Yacht Club on May 22-26. Teams are revving up their programs as thirty-seven Melges 24s are slated to compete, with at least 14 qualified for the all-amateur Corinthian division.

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International Shipping on Track to Meet 2030 CO2 Reduction Target Following Critical UN IMO Meeting***

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents the world’s national shipowner associations – remains confident that shipping will improve its carbon efficiency by at least 40% by 2030 compared to 2008, in line with the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  This follows important decisions made by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) which met in London this week.

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Following RO/RO fire, Grimaldi Group seeks new controls on cargo units; SCA honors Fincantieri Marinette Marine safety achievements

May 17th 2019
May 17, 2019 — Built in 1998, the Italian-flagged vessel had left the port of Salerno in the afternoon of May 13, bound to the Spanish port of Valencia. On board there were 25 crew members and a cargo consisting of 1,687 vehicles (cars, vans, trucks, excavators, etc.), the vast majority of which were brand new, and 49 containers containing mainly food products.

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