The GDPR which comes into force on 25 May 2018 is intended to update and enhance current data protection legislation to require businesses who deal with EU citizens, including employees, to be transparent about how they use their data.


A number of IMO conventions are due to be updated or amended in the early part of 2018.


The USCG has granted type-approval to a fourth BWM system. As a result of increasing availability of type approved systems the USCG is getting tough on the rules around extensions, compliance and monitoring of ballast water.


The new edition has been fully reviewed and updated and provides commentary on the common types of letter of indemnity, the reasons they are used, the pitfalls, and risks, and some of the legal and insurance issues which arise out of their use.


In this article Peter Cook of PCA Maritime outlines some negative developments in the control of weapons by some private maritime security providers.


In this article David Patraiko FNI, Director of Projects at The Nautical Institute discusses S-Mode (Standard Mode) which is now one of the IMO's top six priorities.


The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has announced an amendment to Sudanese Sanctions Regulations effective from 17 January 2017.


Amendments 38-16 to the IMDG code as outlined in IMO resolution MSC.406(96) can be applied on a voluntary basis from 1 January 2017.


IMO issues advice on cases where seafarer certification and endorsements are not carried as per the requirements of the 2010 Manila amendments by 1st January 2017.


During the ninety-fifth session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee, amendments 03-15 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code under Resolution MSC.393(95) were adopted.


Time and again the same deficiencies are reported in MOU and classification society Port State Control (PSC) annual reports on the findings of inspections.


Don’t forget that the new requirements for gas detection instruments come into force on July 1 2016.