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5 Apr 2017
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5 Apr 2017
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  • wreck

    Wreck removal treaty effective in September for Singapore

    Singapore has ratified the Wreck Removal Convention which will enter into force in the country on 8 September 2017, according to MPA Singapore. All Singapore-registered ships over 300 GT are required to carry on board a WRC State certificate, to attest that insurance or other financial security to cover liability for wrecks is in place. ...

  • biofouling

    California gets ready for new biofouling regulations

    The California State Lands Commission sent a Final Letter to interested parties, informing that the new biofouling regulations become effective on 1st October 2017. These regulations adopt a new annual vessel reporting form and require development of a biofouling management plan and related recordkeeping.  ...

  • maersk

    Total acquires Maersk Oil for $7.45 billion

    French energy company Total informed that it has acquired 100% of the equity of Maersk Oil & Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Danish A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, in a share and debt transaction. The transaction is expected to close in first quarter 2018 and has an effective date of 1st July 2017. ...

  • Carnival

    Carnival releases 2016 sustainability report

    Carnival Corporation has released its 2016 sustainability report, as part of the launch of its new sustainability website. The report and complementary site detail the company's sustainability efforts and the progress made in 2016 toward its 2020 sustainability performance goals, across its 10 cruise brands. ...

  • rotterdam

    USCG to address risk of Simultaneous Operations during LNG bunkering

    Following a letter released in June, USCG further provides Captains of the Ports with  guidance considering safety issues associated with SIMOPS (Simultaneous Operations) in conjunction with LNG fuel transfer operations. The new notice includes guidance on an optional, formal operational risk assessment, if the vessel operator chooses to conduct one. ...


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ballast

Saudi Aramco chooses CTG Ballast Water Testing device

Oil producer Saudi Aramco has selected Chelsea Technologies Group, to provide benchmark testing for compliance with ballast water standards. This follows Saudi Aramco’s announcement that all ships calling at its ports will be required to provide ballast water samples, in order to demonstrate compliance with the BWM Convention.

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wreck

Wreck removal treaty effective in September for Singapore

Singapore has ratified the Wreck Removal Convention which will enter into force in the country on 8 September 2017, according to MPA Singapore. All Singapore-registered ships over 300 GT are required to carry on board a WRC State certificate, to attest that insurance or other financial security to cover liability for wrecks is in place.

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BWM Convention

The ballast water landscape post-MEPC 71

Susanna Wyllie, Global Proposals Manager at De Nora, refers to forthcoming challenges concerning the BWM Convention after MEPC 71 decisions and highlights that it is vital for operators to align with BWMC requirements for compliance and not to wait until the last minute. Deharmonising may seem the easy solution now, but those choosing to do this need to understand that there could be repercussions and plan accordingly, Mrs Wyllie notes.

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Training is critical for BWTS operation

Paul Jinhwa Kim, Manager, Panasia Europe BV, explains why training is important for ballast water management practices and refers to four types of training methods which can be used to acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge of BWTS operation.  

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maersk

Total acquires Maersk Oil for $7.45 billion

French energy company Total informed that it has acquired 100% of the equity of Maersk Oil & Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Danish A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, in a share and debt transaction. The transaction is expected to close in first quarter 2018 and has an effective date of 1st July 2017.

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PANASIA’s scrubber system gets AiP approval by ABS

PANASIA has announced that it was granted Approval in Principal (AIP) for De SOx Scrubber system by classification society ABS. In order to be granted the AIP, the De SOx Scrubber system was subject to a series of risk assessment techniques to determine if the concept provides acceptable levels of safety in line with current marine industry practice, requirements and standards.

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Carnival

Carnival releases 2016 sustainability report

Carnival Corporation has released its 2016 sustainability report, as part of the launch of its new sustainability website. The report and complementary site detail the company's sustainability efforts and the progress made in 2016 toward its 2020 sustainability performance goals, across its 10 cruise brands.

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What happened at MEPC71 to the BWMC?

Dr. Frank Stuer-Lauridsen, CEO of Ballast Water Monitoring A/S, comments on MEPC 71 decisions regarding the BWM Convention and what they do mean for both the vendors and the shipowners.  The shipowners are relieved with the extension of two years whereas the developers and suppliers of equipment are not, Dr. Stuer-Lauridsen notes and he adds that the extension will certainly impact competition by recognizing 5-6 leaders in the market and up to 20 systems eventually. However, he is worried about the winners as they may not necessarily represent the best or the most agile technology.

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epa

The thing with cat fines

Olivier d’Olne, General Manager at Aderco Marine and Group Technical Director clarifies issues concerning cat fines, following recent alerts by FOBAS reporting about  a number of fuel samples bunkered in Singapore (June) and in Fujairah (August) which were tested and found with Aluminium and Silicon concentration (Al+Si) levels above the 95% confidence limit of the respective ordered grades.

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