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ICS stresses ballast water concerns

(Sep 19 2014)

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has made a second plea to IMO members to address the serious implementation issues concerning the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention before it is too late.



Tankers not ready for ECDIS mandation

(Sep 19 2014)

The majority of tankers have yet to adopt ECDIS, according to data published recently by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO).



Floating storage options on the horizon

(Sep 19 2014)

The current drop in oil prices has led to the re-igniting of inquiry into floating storage.



DHT takes over Samco

(Sep 19 2014)

DHT Holdings has finalised its purchase of the Singapore-based VLCC owner Samco Shipholding.



Markets - MR newbuilding resales prove popular

(Sep 19 2014)

Two deals involving MR newbuilding resales were reported by broking sources during the past couple of weeks at improved price levels.



Draft IGF Code approved

(Sep 19 2014)

The inaugural session of IMO’s sub-committee on carriage of cargoes and containers (CCC 1) has agreed a draft of the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), along with proposed amendments to make t...



LR2 pool dissolved

(Sep 19 2014)

TORM and Maersk Tankers are to dissolve their joint LR2 Pool as of 1st October 2014.



Jotun wins VLCC coatings contract

(Sep 19 2014)

China Merchant Energy Shipping (CMES) is to upgrade its antifoulings to be coated on its VLCC newbuildings at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC), plus subsequent contracts, to Jotun Hull Performance Solution (HPS).



LNG fuel conversion for product tanker

(Sep 19 2014)

Bergen Tankers is to convert the Lloyd’s Register-classed chemical and product tanker ‘Bergen Viking’ to run on two Bergen C26:33L6AG LNG-powered engines, replacing the vessel’s original diesel engines.



Wrong ECDIS setting led to grounding

(Sep 19 2014)

The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Bureau (MAIB) report on the grounding of the 2011-built, 10,307 dwt chemical tanker ‘Ovit’ on the Varne Bank in September, 2013 found that the ECDIS was set to pass directly over the sand bank.



Mooring lines in spotlight

(Sep 19 2014)

The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board (DMAIB) has published a report into a mooring line accident that occurred on 3rd December, 2013 on board TORM’s MR ‘Torm Republican’ in Bilbao.



MRs to be fitted with Synapsis INS

(Sep 19 2014)

Raytheon Anschütz is to supply integrated navigation systems (INS) to two new 50,000 dwt chemical/product tankers building for the Spanish shipowner Marflet Marine at the Croatian 3 Maj shipyard.



Scorpio buys OSG’s Greek outfit and opts for Marlink

(Sep 19 2014)

Scorpio has acquired Overseas Shipholding Group’s (OSG) Greek shipmanagement department, according to a report in TradeWinds.



D’Amico chooses RINA’s monitoring tool

(Sep 19 2014)

International classification society RINA Services is to fit the organisation’s InfoSHIP EGO performance monitoring system on board d’Amico Group’s entire fleet.



Large ethane carriers ordered

(Sep 19 2014)

ABS is to class the world's first contracted series of very large ethane carriers (VLECs).




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