Tag: <span>Safety</span>

ClassNK publishes guidelines for ships using alternative fuels
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ClassNK publishes guidelines for ships using alternative fuels

ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels” including updates on the safety requirements for ships using ammonia as fuel. Ammonia has captured attention as a zero carbon fuel. Appropriate safety measures are required for ammonia as it is toxic to humans and corrosive to materials, while specific international standards for the use...

BV issues guidelines for the carriage of containers in bulkers
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BV issues guidelines for the carriage of containers in bulkers

Bureau Veritas (BV) has developed a formalised approach to support the safe carriage of containers in bulk carriers. BV’s Guidance for Studying and Preparing a Bulk Carrier for the Carriage of Containers provides operators with pathways based on analysis and a thorough understanding of safety, regulatory and operational requirements. The guidance was developed by technical...

Viking Line opts for SERTICA fleet management for newbuild
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Viking Line opts for SERTICA fleet management for newbuild

Finnish Viking Line is implementing a new fleet management system by SERTICA on the newbuild Viking Glory, which is expected to complete its maiden voyage in 2022. The fleet management system includes maintenance, procurement, safety and apps. Martech Systems is assisting with building the new data on Viking Glory to significantly enhance the speed of...

New cloud-based mooring analysis tool launches
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New cloud-based mooring analysis tool launches

Shipmoor, a new ship mooring tool that performs static and dynamic ship mooring analyses in a rapid, user friendly and intuitive manner, has been launched by HR Wallingford and Witherbys. Created to make the assessment of mooring an LNG carrier a straightforward and user driven process, Shipmoor uses the power of cloud- based servers to undertake...

ClassNK addresses common issues around VLSFO use in new poster
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ClassNK addresses common issues around VLSFO use in new poster

ClassNK has published an onboard poster for ships titled “Issues after starting to use VLSFO,” which outlines common main engine issues and recommended countermeasures when using very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) that complies with SOx regulations. After the enforcement of regulations to limit sulphur content in marine fuel oil to 0.5 per cent or...

SGMF advances LNG safety standards with new guidance
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SGMF advances LNG safety standards with new guidance

The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has published two new guidelines to improve the safety of LNG-fuelled ships. The documents are intended to assist greater standardisation in crew competency and vessel design. SGMF’s ‘Operation of ships with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – competency and assessment guidelines’ defines the skills required for any...

Alphatron Marine and Navis to co-develop ship motion control systems
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Alphatron Marine and Navis to co-develop ship motion control systems

Alphatron Marine and Navis Engineering have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop an innovative range of Ship Motion Control Systems based on autopilot and dynamic positioning technologies, which can become an integrated part of the JRC navigation system. Alphatron Marine (a JRC company) and Navis aim to provide a comprehensive solution to support...

Wärtsilä upgrades Croatia’s national vessel traffic management & information system
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Wärtsilä upgrades Croatia’s national vessel traffic management & information system

Wärtsilä Voyage has this month completed an extensive upgrade of the Croatian national vessel traffic management & information system (VTMIS) with new sea traffic management (STM) functionality. Completion of this project confirms what has become the first STM installation in the Adriatic Sea. The customer, the Croatian Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, is now...

Using AI to enhance navigational safety
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Using AI to enhance navigational safety

In the last five years approximately 4000[1] collisions and incidents have been reported annually, with 75-96 per cent of these marine incidents attributed to human error[2]. Speaking during Digital Ship’s webinar on how AI can be used to enhance navigational safety and save human lives, Philip Nielsen, general manager Europe of maritime start-up Orca AI...

BV issues rules for wind propulsion systems
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BV issues rules for wind propulsion systems

Bureau Veritas (BV) has released new-generation classification rules for wind propulsion systems. These rules will help support and drive the development of zero carbon propulsion options for modern ships. The new Bureau Veritas rule notation for Wind Propulsion Systems (WPS) – NR 206, builds on pre-existing BV rules released in 1987. Now two new notations...

ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL software
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ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL software

ClassNK has released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.8.0.0 developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). The new version incorporates the latest rule amendments to CSR BC & OT including the ones based on feedback from the industry....

Sterling PlanB gains DNV approval for lithium batteries
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Sterling PlanB gains DNV approval for lithium batteries

Marine and industrial energy storage expert, Sterling PlanB (SPBES) has announced that it is now fully certified under new 2020 class rules for commercial vessel batteries set out by classification society DNV. As an early adopter of the certification, SPBES becomes one of the first energy storage solutions (ESS) providers to adhere to the new...