NTSB determines cause of grounding of tanker in New Orleans

(Apr 21 2022)

The decision to overtake a tow in a large river bend occupied by multiple vessels during high-river conditions led to the grounding of a tanker and contact with river intake fender systems in New Orleans, Louisiana, the National Transportation Safety...



PETRONAS Marine and Titan LNG partner again for another successful STS

(Apr 14 2022)

World-leading independent alternative fuels supplier, Titan LNG has partnered with PETRONAS Marine – the marine solutions arm of energy multinational, PETRONAS, to deliver LNG under a Term Supply Agreement to VLCC Yuan Rui Yang, chartered by Koch Ind...



‘Ammonia Prepared’ class notation for Geogas LPG carriers ordered at HMD

(Mar 17 2022)

Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, is supporting the classification and construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in the Republic of Korea of two 40,000 cbm LPG carriers that will be ‘ammonia prepared’.



IRS CAP certification of VLCCs and LPGs of MOL

(Mar 03 2022)

Indian Register of Shipping has successfully completed Condition Assessment Programme (CAP) certification of four vessels of MOL Tankship Management Pte. Ltd., Singapore.



UN says agreement in principle on Yemen tanker oil transfer

(Feb 17 2022)

An agreement has been reached in principle on a U.N.-coordinated proposal that would transfer more than 1 million barrels of crude oil from a tanker that has been moored off the coast of war-torn Yemen since the 1980s to another ship.



Bahamas a top-performing flag state, says ICS report

(Feb 03 2022)

The Bahamas has been confirmed as a top-performing flag state, achieving positive scores across all 19 categories of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)’s 2020-21 Flag State Performance Table.



OCIMF publishes ‘SIRE 2.0 Question Library’ to support transition to digitalised vessel inspection

(Jan 20 2022)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has this week published the full set of questions that may be asked during a SIRE 2.0 tanker inspection, when its new Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) inspection regime is implemented during...



Ecochlor announces USCG Type Approval for its filterless EcoOne BWMS

(Jan 14 2022)

Ecochlor, Inc. is pleased to announce that their filterless EcoOne™ and EcoOne™ Hybrid has received United States Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval.



OneOcean’s Regs4ships ensures regulatory compliance for Uni-Tankers

(Dec 16 2021)

Denmark-based Uni-Tankers has selected OneOcean’s Regs4ships regulatory database as the most effective means for ensuring continuous, fleet-wide compliance.



Latsco partners with Orca AI to increase fleet navigation safety

(Dec 16 2021)

Orca AI, the industry leading AI-based navigation safety platform, has partnered with Greece’s Latsco Shipping Limited, to enable their liquefied natural gas (LNG) fleet to increase its situational awareness and navigate safely on congested waterways...



ClassNK adds liquefied hydrogen carrier to its register

(Dec 07 2021)

World’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries.



2 foreign cargo ships collide in Gulf of Kutch Gujarat

(Dec 02 2021)

Two foreign cargo ships collided in the busy shipping lanes of the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat. Indian Coast Guard ships, including a pollution control vessel, are on stand-by in the vicinity and the situation is being closely monitored.



ABS classes Bahri’s first gas-ready VLCC

(Nov 18 2021)

The ABS-classed Rayah, Bahri’s first gas-ready very large crude carrier (VLCC), has been delivered.



ClassNK releases “PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower ver.2.0”

(Nov 16 2021)

Support tool evaluating minimum propulsion power requirement for ships in compliance with latest IMO guidelines.



ClassNK grants its first “CybR-G” notation to tanker TATESHINA

(Nov 11 2021)

Leading Classification Society ClassNK has granted Cyber Resilience-Guideline (CybR-G) notation to TATESHINA, an oil tanker built by Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd.(NACKS) for NYK Line.




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