Thirty-two ships will be transferred to Lloyd’s Register Class as part of the agreement that covers fifty-seven ships including NORDEN’s entire fleet
Today more than 800 customers and stakeholders will receive the used DNV GL rules, as part of an extensive external hearing process before their publication and entry into force. The rules are the signature of the classification society, forming the basis of the organisation and playing an essential role in DNV GL’s work to make the maritime industry safer, smarter and greener.
Wartsila has successfully passed the final step of the Lloyd's Register (LRS) classification society's Type Approval process to obtain an LR Type Approval Certificate for the Wartsila WTT11 tunnel thruster. Having Type Approval means that the thruster will not have to undergo a design review for each individual vessel or hull number. It is anticipated that the approval certification will deliver significant cost savings, as well as considerable reductions in production time, thereby giving a shorter lead time for the customer. The approval also demonstrates that the WTT11 conforms to recognised industry quality standards, and that it is in full compliance with the LR Rules.
In virtue of its role as the first Arab classification society developing standards and specifications in the field of maritime navigation, and issuing compliance and inspection certificates for ships and maritime facilities, Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” sent a delegation to visit the Arab League in order to hold negotiations to join the wider Arab maritime market and receive the Arab governmental accreditation as an accredited authority in the field of maritime classification.
“Britannia rules the waves” paid a glowing tribute to the maritime past of the United Kingdom. Over the past three centuries as the sun began to set on the British power, resilient U.K. with its pioneering characteristics began its voyage of transformation to become a world-class maritime services center, with one of the largest clusters of marine insurance, ship finance, law, classification societies, ship broking, education and consultancy organizations.
Classification society ClassNK has released a new advisory reminding companies about recent sulfur regulations due to come into effect inHong Kong as of July 1, 2015.
Indian classification society, The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), continues to be instrumental in facilitating the aims and objectives of the Government’s Make in India initiative, lending its support this week in Mumbai to the Maritime India Summit.
Dockyard and classification societies are likely to encounter a bottleneck in 2020 as numerous ship owners have decided to complete their International Oil Pollution Prevention (Iopp) Renewal Survey due to uncertainties on Ballast Water Management Convention of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the United Kingdom (UK) Chamber of Shipping has said.
Taiwan’s arguments that Itu Aba is, in fact, an island could benefit China in the upcoming arbitration ruling.
Two heavily armed, UK registered ships are currently engaged in the transport of UK sourced plutonium across the Pacific, writes Tim Deere-Jones. Details of their safety inspection records, survey status, voyage routes and location have been suppressed in the interests of security but the lack of transparency breaches a number of international safety standards.