Amendments approved to strengthen existing mandatory requirements for new ships to be more energy efficient.
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.
STOP PRESS: DAY 322: Tapio Lehtinen takes 5th place
- Circumnavigation time: 322 days 8 hours 21 minutes
- Follow his dockside arrival live on www.facebook.com/goldengloberace/
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.
(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.
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.