KVNR Nominates Heerema and Dutch Political Parties for Shipping Award

July 18, 2019
KVNR Nominates Heerema and Dutch Political Parties for Shipping Award

The Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR) has revealed the nominees for the KVNR Shipping Award 2019. The first is Heerema Marine Contractors for a shorepower solution in Rotterdam. The second is perhaps a bit unusual as it is not a maritime organisation: the political parties behind the Merchant Shipping Protection Act.

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International Standard for Bollard Pull Trials Launched

July 2, 2019
International Standard for Bollard Pull Trials Launched

The bollard pull certificate plays an important role in the delivery and commercial deployment of tugs. Up until now, a uniform standard for the conduct, measurement and analysis of a bollard pull trial was not available. A recent Joint Industry Project (JIP) has now developed this standard.

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New Measures to Improve Seafarer Safety during Mooring

June 21, 2019
New Measures to Improve Seafarer Safety during Mooring

Mooring a ship still often results in accidents and unsafe work situations. The International Maritime Organization's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has now approved measures intended to improve safety during mooring operations.

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Industry First Fire Prevention Notation for RCL Cruise Ship

June 6, 2019
Industry First Fire Prevention Notation for RCL Cruise Ship

Cruise operator RCL, technology group Wärtsilä, and classification society DNV GL have worked together to prevent engine room fires. The result is a new fire prevention notation which includes several safety barriers that are to manage the most significant risk factors, including leakages of flammable liquid and hot surfaces.

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DNV GL: Safety in Shipping More Vital Than Ever

June 5, 2019
DNV GL: Safety in Shipping More Vital Than Ever

Shipping losses have declined over the last decade. Yet, challenging markets, demanding environmental regulations, and new technologies threaten to pull the industry’s focus away from marine safety.

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Neglecting LOTO Procedures Results in Crew Member Injury

June 4, 2019
Neglecting LOTO Procedures Results in Crew Member Injury

If body parts are to be close to machinery that can potentially move during any maintenance or repair task, lock out-tag out (LOTO) procedures should be employed. Failing to do so, recently caused a crew member to get his fingers crushed during a greasing job.

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ICS Publishes New Edition of Guidelines on MLC Convention

June 4, 2019
ICS Publishes New Edition of Guidelines on MLC Convention

To stay up-to-date on changing regulations, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched a third edition of its Guidelines on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). Among other things, the Guidelines now address provision of financial security in case of seafarer abandonment and prevention of harassment and bullying.

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New Initiatives to Tackle Sub-standard Shipping

May 29, 2019
New Initiatives to Tackle Sub-standard Shipping

Preliminary figures from the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) show 2018 saw the lowest number of detentions since 2011. Yet, there is more work to be done. Among other things, the Paris MoU pleads for new inspection regimes and strict global enforcement of regulations.

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EEDI Phase 3 to Be Introduced Three Years Sooner

May 24, 2019
EEDI Phase 3 to Be Introduced Three Years Sooner

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is pushing ahead with measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping. One of the most notable is the decision to speed up entry into force of phase 3 of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).

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New Global Project to Tackle Shipping Emissions

May 21, 2019
New Global Project to Tackle Shipping Emissions

An international project has been launched to support the International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction strategy. GreenVoyage-2050 will initiate and promote global efforts to demonstrate and test technical solutions to this end.

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