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ODME bypass criminal prosecutions: cause for concern or more of the same?

At SAFETY4SEA Conference, Mr. George A. Gaitas, Managing Partner, Gaitas, Kennedy & Chalos, P.C discussed about what traders in the US may encounter with respect to the ODME bypass criminal prosecutions. Mr. Gaitas predicted it is likely to be a significant change in the enforcement of MARPOL Annex I in US.

Steps to creating safety

Capt. Hans Hederström, Managing Director of CSMART, stressed the Captain has the role of a leader instead of an operator, willing to delegate and coach officers. Combining Voyage Planning and Bridge Resource Management, as well as effective communication for timely intervention, are vital, he added.

Jotun: Key considerations when choosing antifouling coatings

In an exclusive interview, Mr. George Vranakis, Marine Manager at Jotun Hellas, discusses about the key challenges concerning antifouling, providing also tips to operators for choosing the right coating for the protection of their vessels’ hulls. Mr. Vranakis highlights that the right selection starts with the identification of the operational needs, while considering the technical issues after discussion with experts are also important. In this regard, Mr. Vranakis shares his insight on the suitable approach toward an antifouling coating that best fits the operational profile of vessels.

Smuggling and ship detentions

At the last SAFETY4SEA Conference, Rod Lingard, Club Manager of the Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association (Bermuda) Limited, discussed ship detentions caused by smuggling. He particularly referred to a recent English Supreme Court decision, the insurance implications of the decision, as well as Loss Prevention measures.

Scrubbers are the best investment for ships right now

Nicholas Confuorto, President & CEO, CR Ocean Engineering, argues why scrubbers are the best option for compliance with 2020 regulations and provides an overview of the market as well as his forecast for 2025, 5 years after the initial deadline.

Shipping needs to embrace technology

Mr Peter Due, Director Autonomy, Global Sales & Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime highlights that embracing the future with technology is imperative for shipping more than ever before. Given that there is more acceptance towards automation, he says, the regulatory challenges for autonomous ships need to be addressed.

BWTS retrofit starts with selecting the technology that best suits

Mr Anders Lindmark, Head of PureBallast, BU Marine Separation and Heat Transfer Equipment, Alfa Laval emphasizes on the importance of planning well before installation of a BWTS considering vessel’s needs. Mr. Lindmark advises operators to plan before and focus on sufficient skilled engineering expertise.

Investment return to make scrubbers a compelling choice

Erik Haveman, Global Sales Director, EGCS, Alfa Laval, insists on scrubbers for compliance with the 2020 sulphur cap, highlighting that the experience of manufacturers can help anticipate all challenges during system retrofitting. Alfa Laval has already been prepared for the new regulations, he explained.

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