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  • Cyber-secure VSAT is needed for shipping

    With more ships being connected to broadband internet through VSAT solutions, there is greater need for security to mitigate cyber risks. Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) recently published a 20-page guidance note, Cyber-enabled ships, which highlighted the risks vessels are facing and how to manage this.

  • 348m-long cruise ship anchors in Dubai

    Dubai: The inaugural visit to Dubai of Ovation of the Seas – a 348-metre long cruise ship – stopped in Dubai over the weekend at Dubai Cruise Terminal 3, on its way from Barcelona to Singapore.  

  • Baltic index down on lower demand for larger...

    The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Wednesday hurt by sluggish demand for large vessel sizes.
     

  • Can the shipping industry cut its own emissions?

    Though the shipping sector accounts for 3 percent of global CO2 emissions, the Paris climate deal left it untouched. Now the pressure is on for industry regulators to develop their own plan of action.
     

  • TASNEEF Participates in the Offshore Arabia...

    Emirates Classification Society “TASNEEF” participates in the Offshore Arabia Conference & Exhibition 2016, which started today 17 May 2016 and will run until 18 May 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

Legal & Regulations

  • Carnival appeals Australia fuel sulfur penalty

    The New South Wales, Australia, Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Carnival PLC A$15,000 after one of its P&O Cruises ships, the Pacific Jewel, breached new low sulfur fuel regulations in Sydney Harbour.

  • Fichte and Co. celebrates 10 years of success and growth in the UAE with...

    Fichte and Co., a leading Dubai-based law firm, is gearing up for aggressive growth by opening an office in Abu Dhabi and launching the “Iran Desk”.

  • Fulton Shipping Inc of Panama v. Globalia Business Travel S.A.U.

    In a significant judgment from the English Court of Appeal, the principle by which an owner is bound to give credit for benefit obtained following a charterer’s repudiation has been confirmed as a matter of English Law. The Court of Appeal held that where a claimant acquires a benefit as a result of doing something by way of mitigation which arises out of the consequences of the breach and is in the ordinary course of business, that benefit should normally be brought into account when assessing the claimant’s loss.  

     

Environment

  • Scientists Argue Against LNG Export Permit

    The Petronas-backed Pacific NorthWest LNG project in British Columbia, Canada responded Tuesday to allegations by climate scientists that its facility would lead to "significant adverse environmental effects from greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions."

  • IACS Issues Port of Refuge Recommendations

    For vessels in distress or in need of assistance there can sometimes be a need to find an appropriate place of refuge to stabilize or repair the vessel and prevent a situation from worsening.

  • Should Duterte Step Back on the South China Sea?

    Some countries have become wary of China’s aspiration to become a maritime power because the means pursued by the Xi Jinping government — as seen in the disputed South China Sea — appear to ignore the legitimate interests of its smaller neighbors, flout existing international norms and pose risks to regional peace and stability.

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