Client Alerts

Client Alerts - 2018

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  • 7-2018 Change of Frequency Update for IMO List of National Operational Contact Points
    Beginning January 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has changed the release frequency of the quarterly updated LIST OF NATIONAL OPERATIONAL CONTACT POINTS from the months of March, June, September and December to the months of January, April, July and October every year.

  • 6-2018 ECM Client Alert 06-2018: ECM Invitation to attend Crisis Management Seminar in Manila
    Once again, (please refer to ECM Client Alert 09-2017) ECM will be joining GARD AS, the University of Bergen, Seascape and Klaveness Ship Management AS in presenting a Crisis Management Seminar (CMS) in Manila at the New World Manila Bay Hotel from Tuesday, April 24th through Thursday, April 26th, 2018.

  • 5-2018 ECM Client Alert 05-2018 US Ballast Water Management - USGC Guidelines for Inoperable BWTS
    The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) recently issued Policy Letter 18-02 (copy attached), providing guidelines for evaluating potential courses of action when a vessel bound for a U.S. port has an inoperable ballast water management/treatment system (BWMS/BWTS).

  • 4-2018 ECM Client Alert 04A-2018 ECM 2018 Exercise Schedule (revised)
    This Client Alert replaces previously-issued Client Alert 04-2018, due to changes in the date and venue of our annual tabletop exercise at Singapore.

  • 3-2018 ECM Client Alert 03-2018: VGP Compliance for Fishing Vessels - Exemption Expired
    Under U.S. EPA regulations, vessels must comply with VGP requirements. However, there was an exemption from compliance for fishing vessels. Unfortunately, that exemption expired on 19 January 2018.

  • 2-2018 ECM Client Alert 02-2018: U.S. Pre-Arrival/Departure Notices
    The National Vessel Movement Center posted a notice on its website dated January 19, 2018 that at the end of a 90-day notice period expiring on April 19, 2018, the eNOA/D InfoPath Template 6.3 will be retired.

  • 1-2018 ECM Client Alert 1-2018: IMO List of National Operational Contact Points & SOPEP/SMPEP Annual Review
    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued an updated LIST OF NATIONAL OPERATIONAL CONTACT POINTS dated December 31, 2017