LNG fuel tank system for tankers and bulkers gains DNV preliminary approval

(Jun 15 2021)

An innovative liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tank system developed by Newport Shipping for crude tankers and bulkers has gained a key preliminary class approval to facilitate retrofits of such vessels in line with new environmental requirements to ...



DMC: flex tunnels 3 nozzles 3 manoeuvring systems 7 rudders for new tanker

(May 13 2021)

Damen Marine Components (DMC) is making a special contribution to the innovative inland waterway tanker that is being built for BASF and Stolt Tankers.



ABS awards industry’s first AIP for infection mitigating design to Samsung Heavy Industries

(Jan 07 2021)

In an industry first, ABS has awarded Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Approval in Principle (AIP) for crew accommodation and ventilation systems designed to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.



Maersk’s ZeroNorth – optimising vessels in commercial operations

(Dec 17 2020)

Maersk Tankers spin-off ZeroNorth is finding ways to optimise vessels which are being commercially operated – and Cargill has joined as a partner.



Nippon Paint Marine adopts novel solution for diverless hull inspections

(Nov 05 2020)

Nippon Paint Marine has developed a novel hull inspection tool that negates the need for divers or remotely operated vehicles.



Hafnia orders two LNG-powered vessels to be chartered by TOTAL

(Nov 05 2020)

Hafnia Limited is pleased to formally announce its order for two Aframax-type LR2 vessels equipped with Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion.



TCT60 Units for Turkish Merchant Fleet

(Oct 07 2020)

MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to provide 3 × TCT60 turbochargers for the main engines aboard 3 × 158,000 dwt Suezmax tankers owned by Turkish shipowner, Yasa Tanker.



ICS launches essential guidance for engine room safety

(Jul 09 2020)

The design, complexity and arrangement of engine rooms across the global shipping fleet vary far more widely than for bridges, and yet until July 2, 2020 there has been no dedicated guidance for safe engine room operations. The International Chamber ...



ScanjetPSM launches unique Digital Sextant

(Jun 11 2020)

ScanjetPSM is poised to launch a new development which provides essential back-up in the event of failure or malicious adjustment of the GPS system.



Developments with ice class modelling

(Jun 11 2020)

Improvements with ice class computer modelling can facilitate tanker trade along the Northern Sea Route and the North American Arctic.



Liferafts which only need servicing every 30 months

(Apr 23 2020)

Safety equipment company Survitec has developed a liferaft for tankers which only needs servicing every 30 months.



Offshore Vessel Management and Self Assessment 2nd edition published

(Jan 09 2020)

The Offshore Vessel Management and Self Assessment (OVMSA) programme is a tool to help companies operating offshore vessels to assess, measure and improve their management systems.



Jotun upgrades SeaForce

(May 27 2019)

Jotun upgrades SeaForce Jotun has unveiled the next generation of its SeaForce biocidal antifouling range, with three new products featuring the patented Hydractive™ technology.



USCG AMS acceptance gains ground

(Nov 30 2013)

The US Coast Guard is leading the way with ballast water treatment system (BWTS) regulations and has agreed to issue an ‘Alternate Management Systems (AMS)’ certification ahead of the ratification of the IMO’s convention.



Will the rush to fit systems induce scrapping?

(Nov 30 2013)

McQuilling Services looks to the future in an industry note on the subject of ballast water treatment.*




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Stena Bulk and decarbonisation - how BHP makes decarbonisation work financially - update on worldwide piracy - managing security risks of ECDIS - tanker inert gas systems