Out Now - Dynamic Positioning Failure Mode Effects Analysis Assurance Framework Risk-based Guidance

(Jun 25 2020)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is pleased to announce the publication of the Dynamic Positioning (DP) Failure Mode Effects Analysis Assurance Framework Risk-based Guidance (First Edition) information paper.



Prime Tanker taps innovative data-driven model to mitigate COVID-19 risk

(Jun 25 2020)

ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting) has been selected by Prime Tanker Management (Prime) to implement the recently launched Restart Risk Model to help resume operations safely at the company’s facility in Athens, Greece, and mitigate COVID-19 risk....



How LNG operational practise is changing

(Jun 18 2020)

Witherby Publishing has released the 2nd edition of its handbook for LNG carrier operations “LNG Operational Practise”. We took the opportunity to ask the authors about the ways LNG operational practise is changing, and why they wanted to make a new ...



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.



BIMCO shares OCIMF COVID-19 guidance on how inspectors should navigate

(May 07 2020)

Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has issued an update to its COVID-19 bulletin, which gives guidance on Ship Inspection Report Exchange (SIRE) / Barge Inspection Exchange (BIRE)/ Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) inspections.



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.



Russia's Yamal LNG resumes loading operations in Norway

(Apr 02 2020)

Yamal LNG, controlled by Russia’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Novatek , is resuming ship-to-ship transfers in Norway, Novatek said on March 30, after plans to shift the operations to Russia fell through due to coronavirus.



Time for self-assessment for SIRE?

(Mar 27 2020)

David Savage, director of inspection management software Oceanfile, who was responsible for developing SIRE while working at OCIMF 1994-2009, believes that SIRE should now be turned into a partially self-assessment scheme.



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.



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.




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