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Using VDR data to audit navigation

(Jan 21 2021)

You don’t need to send an auditor to a vessel to meet OCIMF’s TMSA guidance for “navigation audits”. Another way to do it is to inspect voyage data recorder (VDR) data. We spoke to Avenca’s Dr Neil Baines, an expert on maritime VDR analysis.

OneOcean - specify bespoke company rules for individual vessels

(Jan 21 2021)

OneOcean Group has launched a web-based software module “EnviroManager+” which tanker companies can use to set company rules for how specific vessels in their fleet should operate in different parts of the world.

d'Amico Società di Navigazione selects ABS Nautical Systems to drive digital transformation

(Jan 21 2021)

ABS Nautical Systems (ABS NS) has been selected by d'Amico Società di Navigazione to implement NS Enterprise, one of the leading fleet management software systems for digital maritime operations, across its entire fleet of vessels.

More crew change complications emerge as virus mutates

(Jan 21 2021)

Crew changes are once more becoming difficult as much of the world locks down again following the emergence of several new and more transmissible variants of Covid-19, warns crew specialist Danica.

ABS-classed Suezmax is world’s first ammonia ready vessel

(Jan 21 2021)

An ABS-classed Suezmax tanker ordered by Avin International LTD, the first vessel of a potential order of three vessels, is to be the first ammonia-fuel ready vessel in the world.

Proman Stena Bulk starts steel cutting for new methanol-fuelled tanker Stena Pro Patria

(Jan 21 2021)

Proman Stena Bulk Ltd confirmed that steel cutting has commenced for its state-of-the-art IMOIIMeMAX methanol-fuelled 49,900 DWT vessel Stena Pro Patria, which is due for delivery in early 2022.

ABS AIP for DSME’s Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology

(Jan 21 2021)

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology developed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME).

U.S. punishes oil network for helping Venezuela evade sanctions

(Jan 21 2021)

The United States sanctioned a network of oil entities that officials say have helped Venezuela escape existing penalties for transactions, a day after punishing a Russian ship involved in building an underwater gas pipeline to Germany.

No spill reported after tug strikes oil tanker in Valdez Alaska

(Jan 21 2021)

A tugboat struck the Polar Endeavour oil tanker shortly before midnight on January 11 at the Valdez Marine Terminal. No oil spilled in the accident.

Oil tanker market grapples with negative earnings

(Jan 21 2021)

Saudi Arabia’s oil production cuts have hit the tanker market so hard that the biggest vessels in the market are effectively subsidizing cargo deliveries on the industry’s main trade route.

Sri Lanka to demand further compensation from MT New Diamond

(Jan 21 2021)

The Marine Environment Protection Authority has decided to seek further compensation from the crude oil tanker MT New Diamond, which caught fire in the seas off Sri Lanka in September 2020.

US imports no Saudi crude oil for first time in 35 years

(Jan 07 2021)

The U.S. didn’t import any Saudi crude the week of Dec. 28 for the first time in 35 years, a reversal from just months ago when the Kingdom threatened to upend the American energy industry by unleashing a tsunami of exports into a market decimated by...

Maximise your online presence and boost your career prospects

(Nov 19 2020)

Join us at this Nautical Institute webinar 19:15 GMT on Tuesday, 24th November 2020.

Ecochlor - deadline for comment for US discharge rules Nov 25

(Nov 11 2020)

Tanker operators may consider providing online comment to the US proposed new "VIDA" discharge rules - deadline is Nov 25 - says Ecochlor

ABS and American P&I Club continue close collaboration on loss prevention initiatives

(Oct 29 2020)

The close collaboration between ABS and the American P&I Club continues to deliver new loss prevention initiatives for the industry.


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