IUMI’s Rama Chandran, Chair of the IUMI Ocean Hull Committee stated that the hull market continues to suffer from the ever-ageing – and less valuable – fleet coupled with depressed newbuilding prices.
The Marshall Islands Ship Registry has issued a revised marine notice to outline the procedures and circumstances by which the underwater examination/survey of a passenger ship’s hull by divers in lieu of drydocking may be permitted.
ABS issued a guide concerning vessels designed to carry liquified gases and intended to have a structural fatigue life of not less than 20 years, providing guidance on the criteria that can be applied in the Classification of the hull structure of a liquified gas carrier with independent tanks.
The ‘Power’ FPSO hull (Floating production storage and offloading) floated out from dock of the COSCO’s shipyards in Zhoushan, China in September, about 10 months after first steel cut. Normally, the hull completion was expected to be complete in 12 months.
Port of Rotterdam awaits for the arrival of the Black Marlin, on Monday, August 12. The vessel has 18 inland hulls onboard and a crane ship for Damen. The 18 hulls were built in China. The construction of the hulls in China was to be sure of a cost efficient product.
Two bulk carriers, ‘Spring Snow’ and ‘Klima’, collided on 4 July within Singapore port waters. The incident took place while the two vessels were performing bunkering operations. The damages to ‘Spring Snow’ are not known, while ‘Klima’ sustained hull breach in the cargo hold area, as well as water ingress.
ClassNK presents requirements for maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear. Thus, following (MSC 96) IMO Resolution MSC.402(96) the launching of appliances and release gear was adopted, similar to the adoption of the amendments to SOLAS III/3 and III/20 to make the MSC resolution mandatory.
The Korean Register issued the Guidance of Heat Transfer Analysis for Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk/Ships Using Liquefied Gases as Fuels, highlighting that the cargo tank of the vessels transmitting liquefied gases in bulk or the fuel tank of ships using liquefied gases as fuels is likely to make the hull structure cold due to the low temperature of the liquefied gas.
The American Hellenic Hull Insurance Agency published an infographic focusing on the IMO/MEPC open look scrubber issue, focusing on MEPC 74 that was conducted the previous week and highlights what effects do scrubbers have from the insurer’s perspective.
Foreship published an infographic focusing on how to accomplish a 25% energy savings, coming from hull and propulsion, HVAC, thermal energy utilization, hotel and electrical and alternative energy resources.
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