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).

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.

Trojan gains IMO approval

(Mar 14 2014)

Trojan Technologies’ Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) system has obtained IMO Type Approval from DNV GL on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.

BSH recognises SeaCURE BWMS

(Mar 14 2014)

The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) has granted type approval for Evoqua Water Technologies’ patented SeaCURE ballast water management system (BWMS).

DMA authorises RINA for vessels fuelled by LNG

(Mar 07 2014)

Genoa-based classification society RINA has been authorised by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) to act on its behalf to carry out plan approval and surveillance during construction on board ships using LNG as marine fuel.

BWMS gains EX proof creditation

(Mar 07 2014)

Wärtsilä has completed verification testing for explosion proof (EX) requirements for its AQUARIUS UV ballast water management system (BWMS).

Lessons learned from ISO PAS 28007 pilot audits

(Mar 03 2014)

An update on the ISO 28007 pilot audit process was given at a seminar held in London on 29th January, 2014*.

Cargo overpressure: relieving the pain of compliance

(May 13 2013)

Tanker owners and operators face increasing scrutiny over system requirements designed to minimise the risk of cargo overpressure, with tighter regulations due to take effect from this summer.

Another fine mess for tanker owners

(Jan 31 2013)

What is claimed to be slipshod drafting in an IMO document has set in motion a battle for the hearts, minds and money of chemical tanker operators and owners that is being fought not on the high seas, but in the drydocks of the world, writes Brian Wa...


April-May 2023

Tsakos - Kazakhstan tanker terminal - bunker sampling - stowaways - toxic leaders - methanol - pooling and CII - emissions and chartering - end of BWTS retrofits