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Wednesday, 27/05/2015 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

IACS holds its Council Meeting

The International Association of Classification Societies chaired by Philippe Donche-Gay of BV held its December Council meeting yesterday in London.

Others

 Preliminary Report on the MSC94
 MEPC Makes Progress on Energy Efficiency, Emissions
 Damen Opens Joint Venture Yard in Vietnam

Sea-going Ship's News

IMO's MEPC Set to Adopt Polar Code Provisions at MEPC 68

Polar Code environmental provisions set for adoption at IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee

Others

 MOL COMFORT occurred because the sea loads exceeded the hull girder ultimate strength
 IMO Secretary General Calls for Urgent Action to Safeguard Migrants
 The 2nd session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction was held in London

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

FAQ for Marpol Annex VI

Ships trading in designated emission control areas will have to use onboard fuel oil with a sulfur content of no more than 0.10% from January 1, 2015, against the limit of 1.00% in effect up until December 31, 2014.

Others

 The 22nd ACS Executive Committee Press Release
 MEPC 67 Approves Draft Polar Code
 Stricter Sulfur Requirements for ECA's entering into foroce 1 January 2015
 New SOLAS requirements for enclosed space entry and rescue drills, and draft requirements for portable atmosphere testing
 IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR 1) held its first Meeting

Other News

EPA has released a penalty policy for ECA violations

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a penalty policy for violations of the sulfur in fuel standard and related provisions for ships.

Others

 Low Sulphur Fuel Requirements from 1 Jan
 Oil spill response in Southeast Asia
 ClassNk held LNG-Fuelled Vessel Technologies seminars in Shanghai and Singapore on 22 July and 24, July 2014, respectively

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