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Wednesday, 22/07/2014 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

ACS Seminar on Shipping and Shipbuilding to be held in Jakarta, 17 June 2014

To clearly express a stronger and more influential "Asian voices" in the international maritime arena, ACS organizes regular technical seminars in the Asian regions. ACS is an association of six classification societies headquartered in Asia namely BKI, CCS, ClassNK, IRS, KR and VR. The ACS Seminar on Shipping and Shipbuilding 2014 in Indonesia will focus on safety and environmental topics and recent International regulatory developments bringing together members of the Asian maritime community and regional maritime professionals.

Others

 KR Launchs New CSR-H Ship Design Software
 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping Assesses Risk of Submarine Transit from the port of St Petersburg to the port of Kaliningrad
 New implementation schedule for BWM treatment standard adopted

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

IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR 1) held its first Meeting

The 1st session of IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR 1) was held at the headquarters of IMO in London from 30 June to 4 July. A summary of the outcome is given hereunder for your information. At the 28th session of Assembly (A28) in November 2013, IMO agreed on the reformation of the Sub-Committees to facilitate efficient discussion and to reduce the cost. Consequently, the former Sub-Committees on Safety of Navigation (NAV) and Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue (COMSAR) have been rearranged into NCSR. The outcome of NCSR1 will be brought up to the meeting of its parent committee, i.e. Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), and the final conclusion will be made afterward. Accordingly, please also note that the outcome of this meeting given hereunder is subject to the deliberations at the future IMO meetings.

Others

 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
 SOLAS, MARPOL Amendments now in Effect

Other News

Powering Vessels with LNG – and New Safety Regulations

According to global classification society DNV, as much as 50 percent of the world's maritime fleet could be duel fuel-powered, as early as 2020. The lure of LNG is understandable – cleaner burning fuels, potentially lower maintenance costs, better efficiencies and lower fuel cost all can counted amongst the growing reasons to take the leap. But, owner/operators considering LNG to power vessels must understand the fire hazards present, the various fire protection solutions and the codes that regulate them.

Others

 Singapore goes for early compliance 02
 IMO and US at odds over ISPS
 Singapore goes for early compliance

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