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.



Situational awareness explored in 23rd issue of The Navigator

(Feb 06 2020)

The key role that situational awareness plays is examined in depth in the latest edition of The Navigator, the free publication from The Nautical Institute aimed at maritime navigators around the world.



North P&I Club launches digital tool to help shipping stay up to date with Coronavirus outbreak

(Feb 06 2020)

North P&I Club has launched a new digital tool that will help shipowners and operators track the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak.



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).



Ballast water in spotlight

(Mar 31 2014)

Ahead of this week’s MEPC meeting, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has suggested a number of ways that the IMO could address the ballast water treatment implementation problems.



Tanker concerns sign up for STS website

(Mar 31 2014)

Arcadia Shipmanagement, Enesel and Andriaki Shipping have recently signed up to DYNAMARINe’s onlineSTS.net.



Gas carrier sts simulators introduced

(Mar 21 2014)

Transas Marine has launched its new liquid cargo handling simulator - LCHS 5000 TechSim LNG.



ABS addresses LBG bunkering

(Mar 21 2014)

Class society ABS has published a report entitled ‘Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-Fuelled Marine Vessels in North America’.



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.




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June 2020

low carbon strategy - digital tanker market models - battery explosions - better catering onboard - challenges of ballast installations