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(Feb 03 2022)

Latest from OCIMF - OCIMF reported on its new managing director, summarised what it sees as the impact on shipping of COP 26, its new programs ‘quality assessor’ role, and its plans for a SIRE update
Developments in Gibraltar - the start of LNG bunkering, new STCW refresher courses, and the use of drones by regulators to monitor exhaust
A tanker managers’ unknown liability - a tanker manager was asked to pay $20m plus 9 per cent interest for a ruling in a court case 6 years earlier, which it had not even known about, says ITIC
Repairing a corroded, bent propeller shaft - MarineShaft of Denmark repaired a shaft on an Icelandic tanker in 8 days
Perspectives on alternative fuels from Belgium - Exmar’s experience with LPG fuel and ammonia plans; concerns about availability and costs; plans for methanol and hydrogen engines
What COP26 meant for shipping - Eirik Nyhus, director environment for maritime DNV, explained what the United Nations COP 26 meeting (Glasgow, Nov 2021) might mean for shipping. No direct changes, but there are indirect implications
What MEPC 77 means for shipping - there were expectations from some that it would increase IMO’s GHG targets. DNV’s Eirik Nyhus explained what actually happened
Marsoft, ICS, Seaspan, BCG perspective on sustainability - can shipping companies access carbon markets, what future technologies may make a difference, engaging charterers and customers, and getting a supply of low carbon fuel - at the ABS Sustainability Summit on Oct 26
How to move to alternative fuels - Speakers from Angelicoussis, Mærsk McKinney Møller Center, Seaspan and Vanderbilt University shared perspectives at the ABS Sustainability Summit on Oct 26
LLI study on maritime incidents 2012-2021 - the most common causes of injuries onboard tankers were fire and explosions. This was also behind most tanker vessel deaths
A growth in anchor related claims - Insurer Gard and class society DNV report a scary increase in vessel incidents related to anchor damage over the past 3 years. Could more heavy weather be to blame? 

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Exploding batteries - evidence of crew qualifications - refusing bribes - perspectives on decarbonisation and methanol