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  • Norway evaluates use of armed guards

    One year after the introduction of necessary clarifications concerning the use of privately contracted armed security personnel on board Norwegian ships, the regulations are to be evaluated.

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  • New U.S. financial sanctions against Iran

    The  Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012  was signed into law by President Obama on 10 August 2012.

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  • Danish maritime law proposals

    A law proposal concerning ratification of the wreck convention, user fees and passenger rights was presented to the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) 24 October 2012.

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  • Ny skipsarbeidslov på høring (Norge)

    Nærings- og handelsdepartementet har sendt på høring skipsarbeidslovutvalgets innstilling NOU 2012:18 Rett om bord, hvor det bl.a. fremsettes et forslag til en ny lov - skipsarbeidsloven - som er...

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  • Norwegian restrictive measures against Russia

    The Norwegian Government has adopted new restrictive measures against Russia, in line with the decision announced on 11 August. The new regulations were adopted 13 August by the King in Council and...

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  • New maritime action plan in Sweden

    The Swedish Government has today published a new maritime action plan, amongst others announcing parliamentary bills regarding armed private security guards and authorisation of class societies to...

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  • Financial reports from insurance companies in Denmark

    The Danish FSA (Finanstilsynet) has issued a consultation concerning financial reporting from insurance companies.

     

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  • Bunkers Convention to apply in Sweden

    A parliamentary bill proposing that Sweden ratifies and implements the 2001 Bunkers Convention was presented to Riksdagen 12 March 2013. 

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  • ISO guidelines for armed maritime guards

    Guidelines for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) providing privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) was published by the International Organization for Standardization 14 Marc...

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  • Arctic Best Practice Declaration

    A voluntary " Best Practice Declaration " for marine operations in the Arctic was released for comments 8 April. Cefor has given its  support  in principle to the Declaration. 

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  • Athens Convention enters into force 2014

    The 2002 Passenger ship liability and compensation treaty substantially raises the limits of liability for the death of, or personal injury to, a passenger on a ship.

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  • Svensk krigsförsäkringsutredning slutfört

    Utredningen som antagit namnet 2012 års krigsförsäkringsutredning överlämnade betänkandet Statlig försäkring på transportområdet i krig och kris (SOU 2013:28) till statsrådet Peter Norman...

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  • Sweden approves use of armed guards

    The Swedish parliament (Riksdagen) has approved the use of privately contracted armed security personnel on board Swedish ships. The new law will come into effect as of 1 July 2013.

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  • Review of the rules on General Average

    CMI is conducting a general review of the Rules of General Average, with the purpose to draft a new set of York-Antwerp Rules for adoption in 2016.

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  • New Norwegian rules for small cargo vessels

    The Norwegian Maritime Authority proposes a new regulation relating to building and inspection of small cargo vessels and the like. Cefor has advocated for such rules since 2000 due to the many...

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