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Terri? c news came in June at Session 101 of the IMO’s

Maritime Safety Committee (MSC); they agreed to estab- “ lish a new output on measures to improve domestic ferry safety in developing countries, where virtually all ferry fatali- ties occur.

Mike Corrigan,

CEO, Interferry ”

Photo courtesy Interferry surance and insurance surveys. The states are re? ning potential short-term David Rowan, with insights from his Royal Naval College. team is now developing a best practice greenhouse gas (GHG) measures such recent book Non-Bullshit Innovation: document that will be shared with the as a stricter Energy Ef? ciency Design Radical Ideas from the World’s Smart- Future vision

IMO and other developing nations. Index, shaft power limitations and speed est Minds, and Guy Platten, head of the After 14 years working for a world- requirements. International Chamber of Shipping - class ferry operator, Canada’s BC Fer-

Fire alarm Interferry has formed a GHG working where Interferry is an associate member ries, I took the helm at Interferry in April

The MSC meeting in June also ap- group to help the ferry sector’s leader- – which represents more than 80% of the 2017 with a mandate to build on the as- proved new draft interim guidelines on ship on IMO emissions targets and will world merchant ? eet. sociation’s ? rm foundations and take us

RoPax ? re safety, another area of major present our own sector-speci? c ideas Shipyards will present the latest think- to the ‘next level’. At our June board

Interferry engagement over the past few at the GHG intersessional meeting in ing on all types of construction, while a meeting and strategic planning session years. We argued that some aspects of November. Ferries already lead the in- status report on autonomous ferries will in Copenhagen, the directors acknowl- the voluntary guidelines required greater dustry regarding the uptake and planned include a legal angle on the potential edged the collective efforts made to date, discussion to avoid unjusti? ed construc- installation of battery, hybrid and hydro- rami? cations of operating with minimal particularly through our specially formed tion recommendations. One example, gen power. human interaction. Other highlighted domestic safety, security and regulatory the draft stipulates safety distances Agreement to work on harmonized innovations range from terminal berth- committees. Then it was time to set our for life saving appliances in relation to rules for discharge water from exhaust ing and bridge navigation technologies sights on new targets to further grow our

RoRo deck openings, yet the distances gas scrubbers came after MEPC74 noted to advances in IT and satellite networks. reach and in? uence as we drafted Inter- derive from a study urging further re- a worrying tendency of States to intro- Customer service providers will exam- ferry’s 2020-2022 strategy. search! Many member states shared our duce local or regional restrictions with- ine developments in terminal interfaces, The new plan will be presented at our concerns. out scienti? c justi? cation. The issue is billing systems and the Internet, while annual conference following ? nal ap- due to be completed by 2021. Interferry a major insurance company is unveil- proval at the October board meeting. It

EMSA envoys will continue to maintain its position that ing its ‘paradigm shift’ analytics-based sets out the course for a visionary mis-

In June we met EMSA’s new executive existing installations, made in good faith risk model. Each day of the speakers sion in which we will continue to drive director Maja Kostelac. We toured its and in compliance, must not be affected program will end with an international for safety improvements and member- 24/7/365 operations and security moni- by any future changes, while any new re- panel of CEOs from various-sized ferry ship growth in developing nations; al- toring center covering all vessels in Eu- quirements should be based on scienti? c companies discussing the innovations locate the necessary resources to ensure ropean waters. The drone technology facts. required to anticipate evermore demand- regulatory success; and focus more of that detects ship-speci? c environmental ing regulatory and customer expecta- our communications on the overall ferry spills was very impressive – as was the Step change tions. industry, with particular emphasis on feedback that Interferry is a highly re- Progress on developing zero-emis- The conference sessions on October analysis of the size and economic im- spected key player in regulatory debate. sions ferries will be among the transfor- 7-8 are at the core of a River Thames- pact of our industry worldwide. Given mational topics at Interferry’s upcoming side event running from October 5-9, our current rate of progress and Stronger

Green for clean annual conference in London, which when networking and social highlights Together mantra, I’m now encouraged

Session 74 of the IMO’s Marine En- promises to reveal ‘the next big things include a reception on famed 1869-built more than ever of our continued success vironmental Protection Committee on the horizon’. Keynote speakers in- tea clipper Cutty Sark and a closing din- as an in? uencer and leader in the global (MEPC) in May con? rmed that member clude renowned futurist hi-tech writer ner in the historic Painted Hall at the Old shipping industry. 18 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • AUGUST 2019

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