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Global 0.5% sulphur cap will enter into force in 2020

IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has agreed on a 2020 implementation date for the global 0.5% sulphur cap. From this year on, sulphur emissions from marine fuels will be restricted under MARPOL Annex VI.   (IMarEst)

MAN Makes Move With ME
After a long development, MAN has updated its ME engine platform with the new G90ME-C10 diesel.


The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has published a number of documents on their website for public comment prior to them being loaded onto the QCTO System where they will be verified on the National Qualification Framework. The industry has until 5 November to make comments. The following qualifications are listed: 

1. Aids to Navigation Technician
2. Aids to Navigation Manager
3. Commercial Diver
4. VTS Supervisor
5. Ship's Master
6. Marine Engineer
7. Dock Master
8. Maritime SRMC

CLICK HERE to download the documents. Please respond in writing to epines@samsa.org.za the senior manager for curriculum development.