Oil tankers stripped of flags after breaching U.S. sanctions to secretly ship Iranian oil

(Aug 27 2020)

Four oil tankers have been stripped of their flags following an NBC News investigation.



Isle of Man Ship Registry’s QUALSHIP 21 status confirmed by US Coast Guard

(Jul 30 2020)

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has retained its place within the United States Coast Guard’s QUALSHIP 21 programme, designed to recognise foreign-flagged vessels that maintain the highest safety and quality standards.



DNV GL launches new certification in infection prevention for the maritime industry

(Jun 04 2020)

DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, has launched a new certification in infection prevention for the maritime industry.



The Marshall Islands Registry strengthens its position as a quality organization amid COVID-19

(Apr 09 2020)

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has been recognized on the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) QUALSHIP 21 roster for the period 1 July 2020-30 June 2021, as reported in the recently published USCG 2019 Annual Report.



Baltic Exchange authorised as benchmark administrator in the EU

(Mar 19 2020)

The Baltic Exchange’s subsidiary, Baltic Exchange Information Services Ltd (BEISL), has been authorised by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a benchmark administrator under EU Benchmark Regulation.



Mercantile & Maritime updates operational procedures to comply with OFAC sanctions

(Mar 12 2020)

As a global business operating across the oil and gas value chain, the Mercantile & Maritime Group operates in full compliance with all international trade laws and maritime regulations.



KR certifies first vessel - SONGA HAWK - as ship cyber security compliant

(Mar 12 2020)

Korean Register (KR) has completed a comprehensive cyber security survey of the chemical/oil tanker SONGA HAWK and has certified the ship to be fully compliant in all areas, the very first ship to achieve the certification.



Rivertrace exhaust scrubber washwater monitor granted DNV GL statement of compliance

(Jan 23 2020)

Following exhaustive system testing and review, market leading developers of smart water quality monitoring technology Rivertrace Limited have received a statement of compliance from DNV GL for their Exhaust Scrubber Washwater Monitor – SMART ESM.



INTERTANKO releases standardised Gas Form C for LPG and LNG

(Jan 09 2020)

INTERTANKO has released updated Gas Form C forms for LPG and LNG with the intent on standardising both the forms themselves and the information provided on them.



Direct damage stability for tankers discussed

(Sep 02 2014)

The IMO has adopted guidelines and applicable IMO Code amendments for the mandatory carriage of damage stability verification instruments on board new and existing tankers.*



IMO accepts pressure sensors and alarm systems

(Apr 01 2014)

The question of pressure alarms and sensors has now come to a head.



PVI achieves ISO/PAS 28007

(Mar 31 2014)

Protection Vessels International (PVI), part of Protection Group International is among the latest private maritime security companies (PMSCs) to have achieved ISO/PAS 28007 certification from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).



Varun in dock

(Mar 14 2014)

LPG carrier and tanker manager Varun Shipping was believed to have lost its license to operate ships under the Indian flag.



ClassNK shuffles pack

(Mar 14 2014)

Leading classification society ClassNK has reorganised its board to streamline its decision making process and speed up administrative procedures.



Trojan gains IMO approval

(Mar 14 2014)

Trojan Technologies’ Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) system has obtained IMO Type Approval from DNV GL on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.




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Aug-Sept 2020

Columbia, Thome, laser scanning for tanks, Covid and seafarers, dual fuel engines, shaft generators