Greek seafarers and ship owners to safeguard the seas from ship-generated pollution, undertaken in Piraeus, on June 4, 1982. What is the principal aim of this initiative? On 28 February 2018 the Director General of HELMEPA, Dimitris C. Classification of marine environment pdf Juma Buamim, signed the Inaugural Declaration of UAEMEPA, the United Arab Emirates Marine Environment Protection Association.
The signing ceremony took place at the beginning of the 9th Offshore Arabia Conference at Dubai in the presence of the Secretary General of IMO, Mr. Kitack Lim, UAE high standing functionaries and representatives of organizations and companies from within world shipping. The new MEPA is the 7th consecutive association, to the creation of which HELMEPA contributed, following relevant request of the interested parties. Kitack Lim congratulated HELMEPA for spreading the volunteer spirit of MEPAs, whose Members sustain the financial operation of the associations. HELMEPA offers the expertise it has gained during the 35 years of its existence to UAEMEPA, together with the wish to succeed in its mission for the protection of the environment in the fragile sea area of the Gulf. On 4 January, the CEO of AMSA – Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Mr.
Mick Kinley welcomed at their offices in Canberra, Mr Dimitris Mitsatsos and Ms Christiana Prekezes of HELMEPA, Mr. Warwick Norman, Chairman of AUSMEPA and INTERMEPA and Ms Julie Nash, Executive Officer of AUSMEPA. At the meeting also present was Ms Annalisse Sly, Acting Manager, Environment Standards of AMSA. The aim of the meeting was the exchange of information and the strengthening of cooperation between HELMEPA and AMSA, which started in 2000 when AUSMEPA was established. In this spirit, HELMEPA tabled questions of Member Companies on the implementation of Australian maritime legislation requirements, on which Mr. Kinley provided clarifications and explained the respective policies of AMSA, that HELMEPA will disseminate to its Members. Mitsatsos, on behalf of HELMEPA, invited Mr.
Kinley to come to Greece during POSIDONIA 2018 and to address HELMEPA Conference to be held on 6 June, between 10. On the occasion of HELMEPA’s visit in Australia, Mr. Norman, in his capacity as INTERMEPA Chairman, exchanged views with HELMEPA’s representatives on issues to be included in the agenda of the Steering Committee meeting of INTERMEPA during POSIDONIA. On 20 February, at HELMEPA’s offices, Mr. Michael Dalacouras, Deputy Treasurer of the Board of Directors, met with Captain Nicholas Pagonis, Associate Vice President-Fleet Captain, Global Marine Operations of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, who handed him the applications for the registration, as HELMEPA Members, of the Company and 12 cruise ships under their management.
Dalacouras expressed the satisfaction of all in HELMEPA for the decision of Royal Caribbean Cruises, one of the world’s largest cruise lines, to register the vessels with HELMEPA. We believe that the cooperation between HELMEPA and Royal Caribbean Cruises will be mutually constructive. The voluntary training of the human factor that HELMEPA offers, will complement Royal Caribbean’s spirit of pollution prevention, while HELMEPA will spread its messages to thousands of seafarers ononboard cruise ships. 16 January its 36th Annual Program of Voluntary Refresher Training. 38 and certified by the Maritime Authority of the Republic of Cyprus.
Again this year, these new Seminars have been developed in close cooperation with HELMEPA’s Training Committee, in a way that their syllabus meets the actual training needs of Member Companies. New topics presented this year include cyber security, prevention of enclosed lifeboat release accidents, MRV implementation, response to oil pollution from ships, the Safety II approach to safety issues and leadership-communication principles for the management of human resources on board. Each 2-day Seminar is to be offered 5 times during the year, while the 1-day Seminar is scheduled 8 times in total. Effective Date of Implementation of the Fuel Oil Standard in Regulation 14. Cold ironing, meaning the supply of electrical power from the shore to ships during their stay at ports, provides the necessary energy for the ship while at berth without the use of its auxiliary engines, thus eliminating the emission of air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and particulate matter. It is generally agreed that a smart ship is one that integrates data from a wide variety of sources in order to contribute to, and improve, the operational efficiency of the vessel and complete its function in a safe and cost effective manner. According to data published by the USCG for January 2018, current holders of the QUALSHIP 21 Certificate include a total of 36 HELMEPA member vessels managed by 14 companies, and the E-Zero Designation: 4 vessels managed by 2 companies.
Note: Vessels of the company that also carry the QUALSHIP 21 Certificate but are not members of HELMEPA are not included in the numbers given in the table. In the presence of the Board of Directors, the Chairmen of the Training Committee and of Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants and the staff of the Secretariat, HELMEPA’s Chairman, Dr G. Gratsos cut the traditional New Year pie, yesterday, Wednesday 31 January, at the association’s offices. Tsikalakis, President of PEPEN, who participates in the Board as representative of Capt. Gratsos wished to all the attendees good health and all the best for 2018 and following, the year’s first meeting of the Board of Directors took place.