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Tuesday, 22/12/2014 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

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

Containers Must be Weighed Before Shipping

United Nations’’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided to make it mandatory to weigh loaded containers before they are transported by sea. This will enhance safety and prevent pollution of the marine environment.

Others

 Concentrated Inspection Campaign by 6 countries of Riyadh MOU
 Questaionaire Tokyo and Paris MOUs CIC ON STCW HOURS OF REST
 Caribbean MOU concentrated inspection campaign on fire safety

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

The 22nd ACS Executive Committee Press Release

The ACS (Association of Asian Classification Societies) had its 22nd Annual Executive Committee meeting in Kobe, Japan on 11~12 November under the chairmanship of Mr. Noboru Ueda, Chairman and President of the Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK).

Others

 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
 ACS Press Release on Technical Seminar held in Jakarta

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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