IMO Adopts IGF Code




MEX  15 de junio 2015


By MarEx 2015-06-15 19:31:48

On Friday, the IMO adopted globally binding regulations for ships using LNG as fuel.

The newly updated international code, the IGF Code, covers the safety of ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels and is designed to ensure that the safety level of ships using LNG and other more environmentally friendly fuels is enhanced and made more homogeneous.

The regulations will enter into force in 2017 and apply to new ships and new conversions of ships, respectively, except for gas tankers.

The IGF code was adopted at the 95th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 95). MSC 95 was held in London from 3 to 12 June 2015 under the chairmanship of

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Libyan military shells Turkish cargo ship, crew member killed






By Ayman Al-Warfalli and Tulay Karadeniz

BENGHAZI, Libya/ANKARA, May 11 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government said on Monday they shelled a Turkish ship off the Libyan coast after it was warned not to approach, and one crew member was killed in what Turkey described as a "contemptible attack".

Libya is in a state of violent factional chaos with two rival governments backed by various armed groups vying for control of the oil-producing North African state including its ports, four years after rebels overthrew Muammar Gaddafi.

The dry cargo ship was targeted about 10 miles from the coast on Sunday after it was told not

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La niebla dificulta el rescate de 23 inmigrantes


La búsqueda de los subsaharianos se reanuda hoy


El helicóptero y la embarcación de Salvamento Marítimo que trabajaron ayer tarde en la búsqueda de una patera en la que viajarían 23 personas en el Mar de Alborán, se retiraron pasadas las 19.30 horas, aunque el patrullero Vigía de la Armada Española continuó con el rastreo. Fuentes del organismo público han informado a Efe de que reanudarán la búsqueda de la patera hoy a las 06.00 horas.

La presencia de abundante niebla en la zona dificultaron los trabajos durante la tarde debido a la "escasa visibilidad", han precisado. En esta patera viajarían unos 23 inmigrantes de origen subsahariano, cuatro de ellos mujeres, que partieron desde Bouyafar (Marruecos), la pasada madrugada, según informó una cooperante a Salvamento Marítimo a las 14 horas. En el operativo han participado un helicóptero y dos embarcaciones.

The ocean and sustainable development: UN ICP meeting and SDGs




10 april 2015

The focus of this year’s United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP) meeting from 6 to 10 April was ‘Oceans and sustainable development: Integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development, namely, environmental, social and economic’. 

With the high-level UN Summit on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set for the 25–27 September, the SDG process and proposed indicators was one of the key focal points at the ICP’s sixteenth meeting. The adoption of a stand-alone goal for oceans is critical if the importance of the ocean and its linkages in all three areas of sustainable development is to be emphasized in the post-2015 development agenda. 

Under the proposed stand-alone

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Los autónomos económicamente dependientes serán considerados acreedores de derecho laboral

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Europa Press, 05 de marzo de 2015 a las 20:12