Tag: <span>Classification Societies</span>

ClassNK issues AiP for design of methanol dual-fueled tanker
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ClassNK issues AiP for design of methanol dual-fueled tanker

ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of a methanol dual-fueled tanker developed by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering. The Society confirmed the design’s compliance with the IMO’s “Interim Guidelines for the Safety of Ships using Methyl/Ethyl Alcohol as fuels” published in December 2020, and the “Guidelines for Ships Using...

DNV GL launches operational centre in Hamburg to support remote services
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DNV GL launches operational centre in Hamburg to support remote services

DNV GL – Maritime has launched a new state-of-the-art Operational Centre in Hamburg to support the delivery of remote services to maritime customers The launch also marks the two-year anniversary of DNV GL’s fleet wide roll-out of remote surveys and the milestone of 20,000 remote surveys delivered. This is DNV GL’s second Operational Centre dedicated...

ClassNK reorganises structure to support clients with sulphur cap
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ClassNK reorganises structure to support clients with sulphur cap

ClassNK has undergone structural changes to more quickly and efficiently support clients with the IMO’s upcoming 2020 global sulphur cap. One of the changes is an integration of the classification society’s point of contacts in order to help its customers understand and comply with the new regulation and to provide faster support. The points of...

Harvey Gulf tri-fuelled vessel classed by ABS
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Harvey Gulf tri-fuelled vessel classed by ABS

ABS has been selected to class two Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) being retrofitted with a battery/converter system by Harvey Gulf International Marine that is expected to achieve 10 to 20 per cent fuel savings. The Harvey Energy will become the first ABS-classed dual fuel and battery vessel and the first US flagged OSV equipped with...

BV optimises survey planning
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BV optimises survey planning

Bureau Veritas (BV) has launched digital platform ‘Optimum Survey Planning (OSP)’ following trials with shipowners and managers, which sought to improve the delivery of the right survey at the right time.   The new application moves planning of surveys from a reactive to a proactive approach, providing a recommendation of the most convenient date and...

ClassNK urges early installation of BWTS
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ClassNK urges early installation of BWTS

ClassNK has urged ships to fit ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) as soon as possible to avoid difficulties with installation and compliance with the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention). Many of the classification society’s ships are due for installation of BWTS in the year 2022. The deadlines for installation of BWTS are spread between...

ABS to class two new VLCCs for Greek shipping company
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ABS to class two new VLCCs for Greek shipping company

ABS has been chosen by Greece’s Kyklades Maritime Corporation (KMC) to class two very large crude carriers (VLCC). The two 330m long 319,000 DWT vessels will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Korea and are expected for delivery in 2020. This order takes the number of KMC VLCC vessels classed by ABS to...

DNV GL issues over 50,000 electronic certificates in four months
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DNV GL issues over 50,000 electronic certificates in four months

DNV GL has issued more than 50,000 electronic certificates since it launched its IMO-compliant service four months ago. According to DNV GL, more than 6,000 vessels of the classed fleet are now trading with one or more electronic class and statutory certificates. These digitally signed electronic certificates now represent nearly 80% of all certificates issued...

DNV GL updates class notations to improve stern tube bearing performance
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DNV GL updates class notations to improve stern tube bearing performance

DNV GL has revised its class rules for single stern tube bearing installations and introduced two new class notations, to help shipping companies manage the risks associated with stern tube bearing failures. Shaft alignment rules are designed to permit an acceptable distribution of loading on the shaft bearings and lubrication of the aft bearing, taking...