On 13 December, a naming ceremony was held at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard Corporation, for a new LNG carrier ordered by Japanese NYK to MI LNG. The ship, named ‘Pacific Mimosa’, will be engaged in LNG transportation for JERA from Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG project in Australia.
IMCA highlights a potential gap in safety awareness which may be of interest to operators. In one vessel, there has been noted a CO2 flooding system activation point within the main CO2 bottle room, however, there were no warnings or procedural guidance on the use of Breathing Apparatus (BA) within the main CO2 bottle room when operating the system.
The first dual-fuel two-stroke engine employing the low-pressure X-DF gas admission technology developed by Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has passed the final milestone in its evolution from a technical concept to commercial operation as a marine main engine.
Good planning and clear communication is important, even if it is done ‘on the fly’. In this case, the officer piloting the down-bound vessel agreed to meet ‘below the bridge’, but the exact location of the meeting was not specified
DNV GL has issued a report on fire incidents in Ro-Ro spaces to address growing safety concerns in this segment and provide guidance to shipowners. The report has examined fires within Ro-Ro spaces on Ro-Pax vessels, vehicle carriers and general Ro-Ro cargo vessels and has identified 35 such fires between 2005 and 2016.
Athens-based Diana Shipping Services S.A. has worked with Bureau Veritas to assess the energy performance of three capesize bulk carriers using BV’s SEECAT energy simulation software.
The organisers of Posidonia, the world’s most prestigious maritime exhibition, have confirmed a 15 percent growth in size for this year’s event, as the committed total of over 40.000 square metres of exhibition floor space together with a record 40 conferences and new sporting events make the 2016 edition the biggest in the event’s almost 50 year-long history.
CMA CGM S.A. , a global leader in container shipping, announced that it has received confirmation that its pending acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), Southeast Asia’s largest container shipping company (SGX: N03), has been cleared by the Anti-monopoly Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).
SOHAR Port and Freezone have announced another first , with the installation of a full LED street lighting system for the Port and Freezone concession areas
Alfa Laval has announced that its PureSOx U-design scrubber system has been made available.The improvements, which further increase the U-design’s flexibility, were announced around the same time as a date for decision on the 2020 global fuel sulphur cap.
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