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    CURRENT AWARENESS BULLETIN | Vol. XXVI | No. 8 | August 2014 0

    INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION

    MARITIME KNOWLEDGE CENTRE “sharing maritime knowledge”

    CURRENT AWARENESS BULLETIN

    Volume XXVI – No. 8

    August 2014

    Maritime Knowledge Centre maritimeknowledgecentre@imo.org

    INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION www.imo.org

    mailto:maritimeknowledgecentre@imo.org http://www.imo.org/

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    CURRENT AWARENESS BULLETIN | Vol. XXVI | No. 8 | August 2014 1

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    CONTENTS

    IMO / UNITED NATIONS NEWS & EVENTS ........................................................................................... 2

    INDUSTRY NEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

    CASUALTIES............................................................................................................................................ 4 ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION ............................................................................................................. 4 IMO ........................................................................................................................................................... 8 LAW AND POLICY ................................................................................................................................... 8 MARINE TECHNOLOGY .......................................................................................................................... 9 MARITIME SECURITY ........................................................................................................................... 11 MARITIME TRAINING ............................................................................................................................ 13 NAVIGATION COMMUNICATIONS ....................................................................................................... 13 PIRACY ................................................................................................................................................... 16 PORT STATE CONTROL ....................................................................................................................... 18 PORTS AND HARBOURS ..................................................................................................................... 18 RECYCLING OF SHIPS ......................................................................................................................... 19 SAFETY .................................................................................................................................................. 19 SALVAGE ............................................................................................................................................... 25 SEAFARERS .......................................................................................................................................... 25 SHIPBUILDING AND SHIPREPAIR ....................................................................................................... 26 SHIPPING ............................................................................................................................................... 26 SPECIAL REPORTS .............................................................................................................................. 30

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    IMO / UNITED NATIONS NEWS & EVENTS

    WORLD MARITIME DAY 2014…. September 25

    Theme for World Maritime Day “IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation” Full Story »

    The World Maritime Day Parallel Event will be held in Morocco from 27 to 29 October 2014. Full Story » The World Maritime Day message from IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu and background paper Full Story »

    IMO MEETINGS

    PROGRAMME OF IMO MEETINGS FOR 2014 Meeting Summaries

    IMO PRESS BRIEFINGS

    IMO Secretary-General welcomes Global Ocean Commission report Briefing: 26, August 1, 2014 IMO NEWS MAGAZINE (Issue 3, 2014) Digital version of latest issue RECENT SPEECHES BY IMO SECRETARY-GENERAL KOJI SEKIMIZU

    IMO PUBLISHING Just Published: 2014 July 2014 Newsletter

    http://www.imo.org/About/Events/WorldMaritimeDay/WMD2014/Pages/default.aspx http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/SecretaryGeneral/SpeechesByTheSecretaryGeneral/Pages/2014-wmd-launch-.aspx http://www.worldmaritimedaymorocco.com/en http://www.worldmaritimedaymorocco.com/en http://www.imo.org/About/Events/WorldMaritimeDay/WMD2014/Pages/WMD-message-2014-.aspx http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/MeetingSummaries/Pages/Default.aspx http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/MeetingSummaries/Documents/122-Rev-2.pdf http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/MeetingSummaries/Pages/Default.aspx http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/Home.aspx http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/26-GOC-report.aspx http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/NewsMagazine/Pages/Home.aspx http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/NewsMagazine/Documents/2014/2014%20issue%203%2023631%20IMO%20News%203%202014.pdf http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/SecretaryGeneral/SpeechesByTheSecretaryGeneral/Pages/Default.aspx http://www.imo.org/Publications/Pages/JustPublished.aspx http://www.imo.org/Publications/Documents/Newsletters%20and%20Mailers/Newsletters/jul_b2c.htm

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    UNITED NATIONS NEWS

    Ebola: UN heath agency says more than 1 million people affected by outbreak. Full Story » UN declares Ebola outbreak global 'international public health emergency'. Full Story » More than 300 die in boat tragedies on Mediterranean, marking year's deadliest week. Full Story » United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Report on Maritime and Supply-Chain Security. Full Story » UN Conference on Small Island Developing States - Apia, Samoa 1-4 September 2014. Full Story »

    http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsId=48478 http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsId=48478 http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsId=48440 http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsId=48440 http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsId=48562 http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsId=48562 http://unctad.org/en/Pages/DTL/TTL/Legal/Maritime-Security.aspx http://unctad.org/en/Pages/DTL/TTL/Legal/Maritime-Security.aspx http://www.sids2014.org/index.php?menu=14 http://www.sids2014.org/index.php?menu=14

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    CASUALTIES River ferry capsizes in Bangladesh. BBC News Asia [Online]. 4 August 2014. Available from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-28636887 A ferry carrying about 200 passengers has

    capsized south-west of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, officials say.

    One dead, four missing in Fujian ship collision. By Angela Yu. IHS Maritime 360 [Online]. 5 August 2014. Available from: http://www.ihsmaritime360.com/article/13961 One fisherman is dead and four are missing after their boat and a bulk carrier collided off the coast of China.

    More found, two missing after Indonesia tourist boat sinks. BBC News Asia [Online]. 18 August 2014. Available from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-28826352 Two foreign

    tourists are still missing after a boat sank off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Saturday.

    Panamax runs aground off Lianyungang port. By Dexter Yan. IHS Maritime 360 [Online]. 21 August 2014. Available from: http://www.ihsmaritime360.com/article/14243/ A bulk carrier ran aground off China's Lianyungang port on Monday evening and was later refloated without any injuries.

    Last MH370 call revealed. By Zoe Reynolds. IHS Maritime 360 [Online]. 28 August 2014. Available from: http://www.ihsmaritime360.com/article/14335/ Malaysia Airlines attempted one last call to the ill-fated MH370 flight the night it disappeared, Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss told a media conference today.

    ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

    International shipping cuts CO2. By Craig Eason. Lloyd's List [Online]. 4 August 2014. Available from: http://www.lloydslist.com/ll/sector/ship-operations/article446272.ece IMO study shows a greener performance but warns that this may not be permanent.

    UK's deep sea mountain life filmed. By Victoria Gill. BBC News Science & Development

    [Online]. 4 August 2014. Available from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/28583945

    Sustainable shipping is making waves. By Mike Scott. The Guardian [Online]. 1 August 2014. Available from: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable- business/2014/aug/01/sustainable-shipping-is-making-waves The shipping industry is responsible for 3% of greenhouse gas emissions and has traditionally used cheap, polluting fuel, but new standards in the industry are forcing it to clean up its act.

    Mammoet Salvage helps avert environmental disaster in the Galapa

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