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Tuesday, 01/09/2014 GMT+7

 

IACS Council adopts new harmonised Common Structural Rules

At its 68th session of the IACS Council meeting, held on 18-19 December in London, IACS has unanimously adopted new harmonised Common Structural Rules (CSR) for oil tankers and bulk carriers. The new rules will apply to all oil tankers over 150 m and bulk carriers over 90 m in length contracted for construction on or after 1 July 2015.

General News

Damen Opens Joint Venture Yard in Vietnam

On March 20, Vietnamese Minister of Transport Nguyen Hong Truong, carried out the official Vietnamese ribbon-cutting ceremony for the latest addition to Damen Shipyard Group's portfolio. Damen Song Cam, a brand new yard, is one of the largest in the group and represents Damen's first formal Joint Venture yard in Vietnam.

Others

 Piracy Shifts to Western Africa
 STCW Manila amendments entered into force
 Mr. Tran Ky Hinh Elected as General Director of Vietnam Register

Sea-going Ship's News

Questaionaire Tokyo and Paris MOUs CIC ON STCW HOURS OF REST

AREA and Questions - YES NO N/A

Others

 Caribbean MOU concentrated inspection campaign on fire safety
 Paris MOU and Tokyo MOU launch a joint concentrated inspection campaign on STCW hours of rest
 ACS Seminar on Shipping and Shipbuilding to be held in Jakarta, 17 June 2014

Motor Vehicle News

Toyota Vietnam to recall 320 Camry 3.0 cars to check defects

Toyota Vietnam announced Nov 21 that it will recall 320 Toyota Camry 3.0 cars, for free checking and replacement of crankshaft pulleys that were found to create problems like noise and have steering defects.

Others

 Motor Vehicle Inspection Activities in October 2011
 Car imports decline in 2010
 Automobile inspection and sanctions for excess emission permits

International News

New SOLAS requirements for enclosed space entry and rescue drills, and draft requirements for portable atmosphere testing

Because of the serious threat posed to people working in enclosed spaces on board ships, the IMO has introduced new requirements to SOLAS Chapter III, regulation 19, which enter into force on 1 January, 2015. From this date, crew members will be required to participate in an enclosed space entry and rescue drill on board the ship at least once every two months.

Others

 IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR 1) held its first Meeting
 ACS Press Release on Technical Seminar held in Jakarta
 IACS Updates Strategy and Elects New Chairman
 Old Propulsion Machinery Top Cause of Ship Detentions
 Conference to Address Future of Naval Warships

Other News

ClassNk held LNG-Fuelled Vessel Technologies seminars in Shanghai and Singapore on 22 July and 24, July 2014, respectively

With the industry looking to adopt cleaner fuels to meet new environmental regulations as well as future economic growth , the demand for LNG as a fuel is rapidly increasing. ClassNK said it organized the seminars to provide the industry with the latest technical information on the use of LNG as a fuel and related technology.

Others

 Powering Vessels with LNG – and New Safety Regulations
 Singapore goes for early compliance 02
 IMO and US at odds over ISPS

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