Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) implemented new towing and mooring equipment guidelines

The International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) recently implemented new requirements and issued related guidelines on towing and mooring equipment to improve the safety of seafarers during mooring and unmooring operations and to mitigate the rising trend of dangerous and sometimes fatal mooring operations.

Shipowners and operators need to be aware that the new regulations for inspection and maintenance of mooring equipment (including lines) apply to all ships in service from 1 January 2024. The necessary documentation needed to comply with the new regulations should be in place ahead of the entry into force date. Albion Marine solutions can assist you in complying with the new regulations which must be place ahead of the entry into force date. 

These new requirements are incorporated in the amendments to SOLAS Regulation II-1/3-8 contained in Resolution MSC.474(102) and come into force on 1 January 2024. Ahead of the above date, shipowners, shipbuilders, designers, and operators need to consider these upcoming regulatory changes and guidelines when finalizing any new build designs. Shipowners and operators need to ensure they have the required maintenance plans, procedures, and records in place before these changes come into force

Revised guidance on shipboard towing and mooring equipment (MSC.1/ Circ.1175/Rev.1)

  • Significant changes for new ships
  • Significant changes for ships in operation
  • Impact on ship design
  • Impact on shipowners and operators

Albion Marine is helping shipowners evaluate towing and mooring arrangements, systems, and equipment on board their vessels engineering, and improvements are required in some circumstances. Please contact Albion Marine "mooring experts" This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm that your ship meets all requirements before the deadline.

A practical guide to the selection of energy-efficient technologies for ships

Under the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project, the Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (Low Carbon GIA) has released A Practical Guide to the Selection of Energy Efficiency Technologies for Ships. The Guide, along with its accompanying Excel tool, aims to help shipowners who are considering retrofits by providing valuable advice on factors and operating practices that should be taken into account when choosing pertinent technology.

According to Mr. David Connolly, Chief Technologist at Silverstream Technologies and Chair of the Low Carbon GIA Energy Efficiency Technologies and Operational Best Practices workstream, Transparency of performance is a major obstacle to adopting Energy Efficiency Technologies for Ships or EETs. The release of this Guide and the tool that goes with it is intended to assist shipowners and operators, especially those with limited in-house technical departments, in evaluating the potential energy savings of EETs and enabling more informed comparisons between various technologies. Click here to read more.

Albion Marine long term supervision project for decommissioning the Canadian Coast Gaurd vessel CCGS W.E Ricker has been completed

The long-term supervision project for decommissioning the Canadian Coast Guard vessel CCGS W.E Ricker has been completed by Albion Marine Solutions. We are consistently working toward protecting oceans and restoring the marine ecosystem by providing sustainable marine solutions and supporting the government of Canada's Ocean protection plan to make Canada's coast and waterways safe and healthier for everyone. 

We are experts in marine salvage, wreck removal, and complete end-of-life marine vessel decommissioning and recycling. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sop's Arm Barge Disposal survey completed in Deer Lake, Sops Arm, Newfoundland

Albion Marine Solutions completed a barge disposal survey in Deer Lake, Sops Arm, Newfoundland. Under the Sop's Arm Barge Disposal survey, Albion conducted a vessel condition survey, searched for hazardous materials, evaluated the vessel's stability, validated structural integrity, conducted a risk assessment, and evaluated safety and security.


Albion Marine Solutions has been retained by the Vessels of concern Incident Management. These assessments are carried out as part of the application of section 36 of the Act respecting wrecks, abandoned, dilapidated, or hazardous vessels and salvage operations (WAHVA), which provides that the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans may if he has reasonable grounds to believe that a vessel presents or is likely to present a danger, take any action it considers necessary to prevent, mitigate or eliminate the hazard. Contact Albion Marine Solutions for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SMM – driving the maritime transition | 6 – 9 sep 2022

Meet Albion Marine Solutions at SMM Hamburg, the leading international maritime trade fair, from 6th to 9th Sept 2022. We will be exhibiting at Hall B6, Booth 141, displaying our products contributing towards shipping decarbonization and ocean protection.

 The 30th SMM will focus on innovative, workable solutions for climate change, digital transformation, and the maritime energy transition. Professionals in the maritime industry will get a complete overview of innovations from all areas. Click here to read more. 

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