USCG AMS acceptance gains ground

(Nov 30 2013)

The US Coast Guard is leading the way with ballast water treatment system (BWTS) regulations and has agreed to issue an ‘Alternate Management Systems (AMS)’ certification ahead of the ratification of the IMO’s convention.



Will the rush to fit systems induce scrapping?

(Nov 30 2013)

McQuilling Services looks to the future in an industry note on the subject of ballast water treatment.*



Stability calculationspaper or PC?

(Oct 15 2013)

When verifying stability compliance, which is best for your ship - paper or PC?*



Rudder protection coating launched

(Oct 13 2013)

Following more than 10 years of strenuous testing, Subsea Industries, a Hydrex company, has launched what it claims is the ultimate rudder protection coating.



Moving the goal posts

(Jun 30 2013)

The MEPC’s move to put back implementation dates within the Ballast Water Convention (BWC) has naturally provoked much comment, both for and against.



A busy BLG meeting explained

(Mar 05 2013)

At the 17th session of the IMO’s BLG sub-committee held from 4th to 8th February, with the help of the International Parcel Tanker’s Association (IPTA), we have reproduced the more interesting issues arising at the meeting.



April 2017

Law, Greece report, commercial operations, manning + training, anti-piracy, technology, Copenhagen conference report