Failure to meet  complex regulations can be costly with severe fines, particularly in the EU and US waters, so the need for clarity is real. NAVTOR’s memorandum of understanding it signed with Total Marine Solutions (TMS) offers owners and operators the kind of clarity needed to avoid falling foul of regulatory authorities.

TMS launched its Ocean Guardian software in 2017 which is designed to offer advice to crew and simplify the regulatory requirements as a ship heads into new regional jurisdictions, pertaining to port restrictions as well as mandatory rules on emissions and ballast water, so the crew are prepared for what lies ahead.

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