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News of Other Saturday, 23/09/2017

Ships Worsen Air Pollution Over China, Killing Thousands

A boom in shipping is aggravating air pollution in China and other nations in East Asia, causing thousands of deaths every year in a region with eight of the world s 10 biggest container ports, scientists said on Monday.

DNV Tests Drones For Hull Surveys

DNV GL has recently completed several tests using drones to support the hull survey of two vessels. Conducted by the classification team based in Gdansk, Poland, the tests took place at the Remontowa shipyard. Using drones to visually check the condition of remote structural components has the potential to significantly reduce survey times and staging costs, while at the same time improving safety for the surveyors.

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.

Low Sulphur Fuel Requirements from 1 Jan

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

Oil spill response in Southeast Asia

Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have come together at the Global Initiative South East Asia (GI-SEA) regional meeting to discuss and develop an action plan for the implementation of the ASEAN Oil Spill Response Action Plan MoU.

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.

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.

Singapore goes for early compliance 02

SINGAPORE has urged shipowners and port facility operators to comply with IMOs maritime security requirements under the International Ship and Port facility Security (ISPS) Code well before the stipulated deadline of 1 July 2004. “MPA targets to have all Singapore port facilities and SRS (Singapore Registry of Ships) to be compliant with the requirements of the ISPS Code and properly certified by April 2004,” Lee Seng Kong, senior director at the Maritime & Port Authority, told a maritime security seminar yesterday.

IMO and US at odds over ISPS

A potential split between the US and the IMO emerged today at the BIMCO general meeting. Discussing security issues, the US Coast Guard director of standards, Joseph Angelo, noted that, under the ISPS Code, long range vessel tracking is optional.

Singapore goes for early compliance

SINGAPORE has urged shipowners and port facility operators to comply with IMO’s maritime security requirements under the International Ship and Port facility Security (ISPS) Code well before the stipulated deadline of 1 July 2004. “MPA targets to have all Singapore port facilities and SRS (Singapore Registry of Ships) to be compliant with the requirements of the ISPS Code and properly certified by April 2004,” Lee Seng Kong, senior director at the Maritime & Port Authority, told a maritime security seminar yesterday.

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