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.



EU ban on Filipino officers warning

(Mar 03 2014)

InterManager has warned shipmanagers to put in place sensible contingency plans should Filipino officers find themselves banned from working on EU flagged vessels.



Lessons learned from ISO PAS 28007 pilot audits

(Mar 03 2014)

An update on the ISO 28007 pilot audit process was given at a seminar held in London on 29th January, 2014*.



Creating virtual aids to navigation (ATONs)

(Jan 01 2014)

Fleet operators are well acquainted with the use of Automatic Identification System (AIS). They may be less ware, however, that shore-side users have also been taking advantage of AIS in recent years to enhance a wide variety of business activities....



Decision support tools should be used

(Nov 30 2013)

Since the introduction of AIS in 2001, the question of ‘how to use AIS data on board’ is still unclear.



UKHO announces upgrade details for AVCS

(Oct 22 2013)

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced details of its forthcoming upgrade of the ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) CD Service to S-63 Edition 1.1.



Fendercare reaches 25 not out

(Aug 31 2013)

Fender Care Ltd was established in 1988 in a small rural location in the heart of East Anglia, UK. Originally its core business was the sale, hire and refurbishment of Yokohama fenders.



Welding safety under the spotlight

(Jun 30 2013)

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is currently running a campaign to promote safe on board welding across the Asia/Pacific region.



Cargo overpressure: relieving the pain of compliance

(May 13 2013)

Tanker owners and operators face increasing scrutiny over system requirements designed to minimise the risk of cargo overpressure, with tighter regulations due to take effect from this summer.



Browns Rule of the Road Manual

(Apr 05 2013)

This is the 19th edition of this book since it was first published in 1928. Another work from Brown, Son & Ferguson, this manual was written by Extra Master HH Brown and revised and expanded upon by Master Mariner Saurabh Sachhdeva.



Polar Code - where are we now?

(Apr 04 2013)

Much has been written about the impending Polar Code, not least in Tanker Operator and the Ice Class Tanker Report, published last year.



New system unveiled to manage vetting and inspections

(Mar 19 2013)

Newly established company OceanFile has set up shop to offer tanker operators an automated and structured approach to vetting and inspections.



STS vetting procedures in the spotlight

(Mar 14 2013)

Tanker owners and operators involved in ship-to-ship transfers (STS) need to be aware of future vetting procedures, a leading expert has warned.



Do we need a thorough analysis?

(Mar 13 2013)

Overleaf is a simplified guide for Masters and a comprehensive checklist for compliance, compiled by SafeSTS and used by shipmanagement concerns, such as Thome.




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