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15/01/2018 - Lloyd's Register General Approval achieved for amcLoad. Our Stability Instrument conforms to the LR high quality standards in respect of Longitudinal Strength in Intact and Flooded Conditions.


24/11/2016 - Our amcLoadŽ Ship Loading Instrument has been crowned by NK - Tokyo Head Office Certification on Intact Stability and Direct Damage Stability aspects.


04/12/2015 - Amendments to MARPOL Annex I, BCH and IBC Code on ship survival capability and location of cargo tanks (IMO MEPC 66 - April 2014):

New requirements for onboard stability instruments applicable to all tankers will be effective from 1st January 2016. MARPOL Annex I Ch.4, the IBC/BCH Code and the IGC/GC Code have all been amended, requiring tankers to be fitted with a stability instrument capable of handling both intact and damage stability. The new requirement is retroactive and applies to both new and existing tankers at the first renewal survey on or after 1st January 2016, but not later than 1st January 2021.


03/12/2015 - Our amcLoadŽ Ship Loading Instrument has been crowned by RINA - Genoa Head Office Certification on Longitudinal Strength, Intact Stability and Direct Damage Stability aspects.


08/10/2014 - Our amcLoadŽ Ship Loading Instrument has been crowned by Bureau Veritas - Paris Head Office and Piraeus Office Certification on Longitudinal Strength, Intact Stability and Direct Damage Stability aspects.


28/02/2013 - Greece will tax merchant ships managed by companies based in the country and sailing under foreign flags. The tax will be based on the National Gross Tonnage Measurement in accordance with N.D. 973/71 and P.D. 25/90 regulations and is different (smaller) than ship's International Gross Tonnage.

In that respect a new National Tonnage Measurement has to be submitted to the Ministry for review and 25% of the tax has to be paid until 29 March 2013.


30/12/2012 - The revised Annex V of MARPOL 73/78, entered into force on 1st January 2013. In that respect the new Regulation 10 of Annex V stipulates exact requirements to garbage management and garbage management plans on board the following ships and units:

- All ships of 100 GRT and above, and every ship certified to carry 15 or more persons, and fixed or floating platforms shall have a Garbage Management Plan;

- All ships of 400 GRT and above, and every ship certified to carry 15 or more persons engaged in voyages to ports or offshore terminals of another Party, and every fixed or floating platform shall have a Garbage Record Book.

- All ships of 12 metres or more in length overall, and fixed or floating platforms shall, as applicable, display Placards which notify the crew and passengers of the ship's disposal requirements of regulations 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Annex.


 

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