Thursday, June 22, 2017

DNV Gains USCG Acceptance as Independent Laboratory for BWT System Testing

June 13, 2013 by  
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DNV has become the first class society to achieve the status of an Independent Laboratory (IL). This means it is authorised by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to evaluate and test technologies designed to treat ballast water on ships in order to prevent the spread of non-native aquatic species in lakes, rivers and coastal […]

WINDEA Offshore Expands Its Offshore Wind Services with DAMEN FCS 2610

June 13, 2013 by  
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The WINDEA Offshore GmbH & Co. KG has signed a Letter of Intent together with DAMEN Shipyards regarding the sale of one Fast Crew Supplier 2610 type catamaran in order to expand its all in all service portfolio for offshore wind farms. The vessel captivates through very good sea characteristics and high flexibility during operations. DAMEN […]

Ship Owners and Unions Raise Concern at Casualty Reporting Failures

June 13, 2013 by  
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Shipowners and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to express concern at flag states’ failure to submit maritime casualty reports as required under international Conventions. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents 80% of the world merchant fleet, and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which represents seafarers’ unions worldwide, have made a joint submission […]

Marine Navigation Bill gains Royal Assent

June 13, 2013 by  
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The Marine Navigation Bill received Royal Assent on 29 April and will now be known as the Marine Navigation Act 2013, with commencement expected within a few months. The UK Chamber of Shipping welcomes the new Act which was originally a Private Member’s Bill promoted by Sheryll Murray MP containing wide ranging measures urgently required […]

NGOS and shipping industry make ground-breaking joint call for review of legal discharge status of polyisobutene (PIB)

June 13, 2013 by  
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The number of seabirds recorded washed up on beaches in two incidents along the English Channel, covered in polyisobutene (PIB), has passed 4,000. Now, leading wildlife conservation and animal welfare charities and the UK Chamber of Shipping, supported by the wider industry body Maritime UK, have come together as a single voice to call for […]

Sea Installer Gears Up for New Tasks in UK and Denmark

December 5, 2012 by  
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A2SEA’s newly build Sea Installer calls into the Port of Esbjerg around the 6 December. Around New Year the ship will be sailing with two 6MW Siemens test mills to be installed at Gunfleet Sands. Hereafter the Sea Installer will work at the Anholt project where A2SEA then will have four vessels working with installation. […]

Keppel FELS Delivers Jack-Up Rig to Oro Negro (Mexico)

December 5, 2012 by  
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Keppel FELS has delivered Primus, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to offshore Mexican oil field services company, Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro (Oro Negro), seven days early and with a perfect safety record. Named earlier today at Keppel FELS, Primus was officially delivered on 16 November 2012. It is the first of two […]

d’Amico to Order Two More Eco-Design Product Carriers from South Korea

December 5, 2012 by  
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d’Amico International Shipping S.A., based in Italy, plans to order two 40,000 DWT eco design product carriers from South Korea, Shipping Herald reports. It seems that d’Amico plans to exercise an option for two more product carriers with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) after the company ordered vessels of the same type in July and September. […]

Polarcus Receives First-Ever DNV Level 1 Triple-E™ Rating

December 5, 2012 by  
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Shipowner Polarcus has received the world’s first-ever DNV Level 1 Triple-E™ rating, a voluntary environmental rating scheme for ships, where 1 is the highest. All eight vessels in the Polarcus fleet are designed by ULSTEIN. The rating is based on a verification of a ship’s actual energy efficiency and environmental performance, carried out by an […]

Cargo Ship Sinks off Northern Coast of Turkey

December 5, 2012 by  
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Cargo ship Volgo Balt 199 sank in the Black Sea near the Turkish city of Istanbul. Three of twelve crew members that were reported missing have been saved, while nine are still searched after, BBC reports. The ship sank off the town of Sile on Istanbul’s coast due to stormy weather. “We confirmed that the […]

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