• Norway. Optimarin says stringent UCSG BWT...

    As of 1 January 2016 vessels are no longer able to discharge ballast in US waters unless their ballast water treatment (BWT) systems are compliant with stringent demands from the USCG. Experts believe that now, more than ever, it is imperative that shipowners make the right BWT choice.

  • RS: New amendments to the IMDG Code become...

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) brings to notice that the new amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code will become mandatory on 1 January 2016, the society said in a press release.

  • ClassNK issues compliance statements to two...

    Classification society ClassNK has issued Statements of Compliance (SoC) to two ship recycling facilities in Gujarat, India, verifying that they are in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009. (HKC).

  • ClassNK establishes Ship Data Centre to...

    Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced that it established Ship Data Centre Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan on 7 December 2015, a wholly owned subsidiary that aims to support the utilisation of data gathered from ship operations. The Data Centre will be headed by ClassNK Executive Vice President Yasushi Nakamura.

  • Tenneco’s Marine SCR Gets DNV GL Classification

    Tenneco, a leading global supplier of Clean Air after-treatment technologies, has been awarded two approved in principle (AIP) certificates for its high horsepower selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system from DNV GL, one of the world’s leading classification societies and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry.


Ferry Margrete Laeso damaged new pier at Frederikshavn

The ferry Margrete Laeso allided with pier at Frederikshavn, Denmark. The vessel was leaving the port bound to Vestero, but after engine failure slammed on northernmost tip of the new pier with her bulbous bow. The ferry returned by own power to the dock, where disembarked all the passengers without reporting injuries. All of the passengers were rebooked to another ferry for their voyage to Vestero. The ship Margrete Laeso suffered some damages in the bow section and was docked at Orskov Yard for repairs and surveys by the Danish Maritime Authority and the classification society. It was estimated that ferry Margrete Laeso suffered only slight damages and returned in service.


DNV GL Review After COSLInnovator Death

DNV GL is reviewing its approval of around 100 semi-submersible rigs as a result of the incident involving COSLInnovator in December 2015. Preliminary assessments indicate that a limited number of rigs will be subject to modifications or operational limitations.


TASNEEF continues to achieve impressive growth for the 3rd successive year

Emirates Classification Society “TASNEEF” completed its 3rd year with significant achievements in classification services that are tailored to the needs of the Arab world. This comes as a result of TASNEEF’s success in directing the world’s attention to the UAE’s added values in the marine industry. Commenting on Tasneef’s achievements, Eng. Rashed Al Hebsi, CEO of Tasneef said, “We are blessed to have achieved a wide acceptance in the Arab maritime community as the first Arab classification society, and we are considered the accredited society for issuing compliance certificates in accordance with GCC standards.”


IRClass sets up new office in Hong Kong

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), an independent ship classification society providing ship classification and certification, has announced the setting up of a new regional office in Hong Kong, to serve the dynamic East Asia region.


Bureau Veritas Selects Dassault Systèmes’ “Designed for Sea” Industry Solution Experience to Accelerate Ship Structure Calculations

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification for industries including marine and offshore, has selected its “Designed for Sea” industry solution experience to accelerate ship structure modeling and calculations that help customers comply with new regulations and optimize their ship designs.