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ClassNK unveils strength assessments software

ClassNK released a new longitudinal strength assessments software “PrimeShip-HULL(Rules)/PartC15”. The software has been released corresponding to the latest rule amendments. It enables designers to perform the hull girder bending, shearing, buckling strength assessments, as well as the hull girder buckling strength assessments.

Passenger ship safety amendments set for adoption

IMO informed that on its Maritime Safety Committee, from 7-16 June, will set for adoption amendments on safety requirements, to ensure new-build passenger ships remain afloat after a major incident.

Kenya signs amendment to maritime piracy agreement

IMO announced that Kenya has become the 13th country to sign the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct. The Code is an instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden, in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships operating in that region.

ClassNK amends class rules on steel ships

ClassNK announced that it has released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on 1 June 2017. ClassNK is constantly revising its Rules and Guidance, in order to reflect the latest results from relevant research and development projects, feedback from damage investigations, requests from industry etc.

IMO FAL41 Outcome

The IMO Facilitation Committee held its 42st Session (FAL 41), from Tuesday 4 through Friday 7 April 2017. Mr Y Melanas (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) chaired the meeting together with his Vice Chair, Mrs M Angsell (SWEDEN), both of whom were subsequently re-elected for 2018.

UK P&I Club advise on US/Cuba sanction changes

In October 2016, the U.S. Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control announced amendments to the Cuban Asset Control Regulations, which restrict the scope of the application of the “180 day rule,” by permitting ships to carry a wider range of cargos to be imported to Cuba from third countries, without their being subject to the rule.

RMI changes SSAS transmission system

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has issued ship security advisory which serves as advance notice that, effective 01 April 2017, RMI Maritime Administrator will no longer receive SSAS alerts directly from any vessel.

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