More Regulation – Page 17

  • News

    US-based society reaches tonnage milestone


    ABS recently announced that its registered fleet has surpassed 200 million gross tons, made up of about 12,000 vessels sailing under 105 different flags.

  • News

    Russian class invites owner input


    The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) says that it has established an expert group for rendering technical documentation services for sea-going ships in operation.

  • News

    Class NK expedites ‘MOL Comfort’ investigations after remaining part sinks


    Japanese classification society ClassNK says that following the sinking of the fore part of the ‘MOL Comfort’, its casualty investigation team intends to expedite the investigation into the cause of the incident.

  • The new ESA notation will require full analysis of the criteria covering hull flexibility with respect to loading conditions, bearing material stiffness, shaft speed and oil film behaviour

    Elastic shaft notation


    Bureau Veritas has introduced a new set of requirements for shaft alignment on high powered ships.

  • Koji Sekimizu: “We look forward to continuing to work… together to repress piracy, armed robbery against ships and other illicit maritime activity off the coasts of west and central Africa”

    IMO looks at West and Central Africa piracy


    The International Maritime Organization has pledged its support to assist with the implementation of a new Code of Conduct concerning the prevention and repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in west and central Africa.

  • IUMI’s statistics will be updated at its annual conference in September when a much clearer view of 2012 casualty experience will emerge.

    Losses continue to cause concern to insurers


    Preliminary marine casualty statistics for 2012 indicate a somewhat topsy-turvey situation, according to the International Union of Marine Insurance, as Denzil Stuart reports.

  • ABS CEO Christopher J Wiernicki: “ABS has brought together the top industry talent to take on ship performance issues”

    ABS focuses on environmental performance


    US classification society ABS has recently formed an Operational and Environmental Performance department.

  • Market outlook of offshore wind turbine installations until year 2023; currently around 1GW is being installed annually rising to 5GW - this means 250 to 1,000 turbines installed per year

    GL studies design of offshore windfarm installation and supply vessels


    Henrik Segercrantz describes a recent study by Germanisher Lloyd on development of windfarm projects, and the requirements for turbines, construction vessels and the support fleet.

  • Some are concerned that detentions may rise with ILO MLC implementation. Photo: MCA

    Grounds for detention


    On one hand you have Lloyds Register working hard to provide easy to read regulation guides and checklists which, as Nigel Carden of Thomas Miller P&I says “gets rid of some of the verbiage and brings it down to bullet points”.

  • Scott Bergeron: “There is no longer any need in shipping for the term ‘flag of convenience’”

    Liberia wants greater openness on ship registries


    The Liberian Registry says it is time to put an end to the outdated thinking which results in all open registers, irrespective of their safety record, being referred to pejoratively as ‘flags of convenience.’

  • Kristian Morch (left) and Ian Revell.

    Danish shipmanager receives Lloyd’s Register energy certification


    Lloyd’s Register has presented Clipper Fleet Management with ISO 50001 certification issued by LRQA, the class society’s provider of independent business assurance.

  • ClassNK executive vice president Dr Takuya Yoneya (L) receives a copy of the recognized organization agreement from U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio (R)

    Class NK grows globally and expands in US


    ClassNK says that in 2012, it registered nearly 1,000 vessels totalling more than 25 million gt, which sets new records for both number of vessels and total gross tonnage registered in a single year.

  • Laid-up ships: a sign of over-supply of tonnage

    Shipowner organisation looks forward with cautious optimism


    BIMCO has published its Reflections 2013, an analysis of the challenges facing the shipping industry today.

  • ‘Viking Lady’, soon to be the first full-hybrid ship, alongside in Copenhagen, accompanied by a battery-powered car

    DNV takes hybrid leadership


    According to Det Norske Veritas, the Norwegian shipping industry is taking a leading role in developing battery-powered ships. The first four hybrid vessels will start to sail in 2013/14. In 2015, they will be followed by the world largest fully electric ferry, which will regularly cross Norway’s largest fjord.

  • Andrea di Bella, RINA: “We expect this to be the beginning of a long partnership as the UAE further expands its maritime interests”

    RINA group backs new class society for United Arab Emirates


    International classification society RINA Group, based in Italy, says that it has been chosen as the IACS partner to support the development of Tasneef, a new classification society for the United Arab Emirates.

  • MTC’s shiphandling simulator has a total of three ship bridges available

    Shipowners and industry establish private training centre


    Recently, Henrik Segercrantz visited the new MTC Marine Training Centre in Hamburg where he spoke to managing director Heinz Kuhlmann.

  • Levers that pay off in terms of bunker cost reduction

    Market and regulators call for action, says GL


    Henrik Segercrantz looks at how one classification society is helping shipowners meet energy efficiency targets and save fuel costs.

  • The ClassNK guidelines are published under 17 different chapter headings that include electrical installation, control, monitoring and safety systems

    The old makes way for the new


    Wendy Laursen describes how the major classification societies are forging ahead with designs for the future, in particular encouragement of concepts for future ships making use of low-emission technologies and fuels.

  • Both ocean-going and short-sea ships display a somewhat volatile claims record

    Green issues impact on machinery insurance


    Denzil Stuart examines marine insurers’ concerns over machinery damage claims, fuel choice, slow steaming and how propulsive power may be changing, and also quotes some exclusive comments by a major hull insurer.

  • 100 years after the ‘Titanic’ – sea travel is far safer, but still room for improvement

    Shipping faces new safety challenges


    The shipping industry’s safety record is again under the microscope, writes Denzil Stuart. A major new report identifies a series of new safety challenges for the industry to get a grip on a century after the ''Titanic'' disaster.