DNV updates its rules for ships and offshore structures

DNV has unveiled updated rules governing the classification of ships and offshore structures
DNV has unveiled updated rules governing the classification of ships and offshore structures

DNV has unveiled updated rules governing the classification of ships and offshore structures, emphasizing support for decarbonization technologies and operational clarity through new in-operation class notations.

According to Margrethe Andersen, Head of External Communications, Maritime, with the in-operation notations, DNV has developed the first classification framework with dedicated Fleet in service notations that enables owners and operators to showcase how they are differentiating themselves in the market by deploying advanced procedures Continue reading “DNV updates its rules for ships and offshore structures”

Leading shipping organisations express concern over certain CII flaws

organisations express concern over certain CII flaws
Organisations express concern over certain CII flaws

Six major shipping organisations (BIMCO, CLIA, INTERCARGO, INTERMANAGER, ICS, and INTERTANKO) have issued a joint statement expressing their concern over some flaws of the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) regulation.

With the IMO’s initial Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) ratings delivered from Flag States to shipowners, organisations have noted the CII scheme’s inadequacies. Thus, they will continue to work to ensure a CII methodology that is accurate, reliable, and implemented in a manner that fully reflects the intent of the IMO Strategy for the world’s fleet of commercial ships. Continue reading “Leading shipping organisations express concern over certain CII flaws”

Certified boats have lower chance of accidents

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has released the results of a study that examined the effectiveness of its standards in enhancing boating safety. The research firms Industrial Economics and ITA International conducted the analysis, which used NMMA-certified boats to ensure compliance with ABYC standards through their inspection process. And although the results – voluntary standards (for marine safety) reduce the risk of involvement in a focused accident by 43 to 47 per cent – were reported at a recent seminar, it’s now ‘official’. Continue reading “Certified boats have lower chance of accidents”

New British Marine Decarbonisation Hub provides guidance on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

British Marine Decarbonisation Hub provides guidance on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
British Marine Decarbonisation Hub provides guidance on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism requires exporters to report greenhouse gas emissions for certain products entering the EU. As the implementation of the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism gathers pace, UK trade association British Marine says it is witnessing a surge in enquiries seeking guidance on meeting these new border requirements and how UK businesses can provide the relevant data to their EU-based customers.

To assist members in navigating the complexities of the new EU regulations impacting exporters of key marine components, British Marine Continue reading “New British Marine Decarbonisation Hub provides guidance on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism”

£100k fine handed to operator for vessel modification resulting in two deaths

£100k fine handed to operator for vessel modification
£100k fine handed to operator for vessel modification

A Brixham, UK based fishing vessel operator has been ordered by a court to pay more than £100,000 after a vessel modification caused it to capsize, leading to the deaths of two people onboard. Joanna C had a major refit in 2019, including the addition of a whaleback, extension of the wheelhouse and raised bulwarks being added. That fatal incident happened in 2020 when the vessel’s gear snagged on the seabed. Its lack of stability meant it could not recover, causing the boat to sink rapidly. Only one crewmember of three survived. Continue reading “£100k fine handed to operator for vessel modification resulting in two deaths”

25th edition of Seawork a great succes

A stunning 25th edition of Seawork has led to record rebookings for 2025
A stunning 25th edition of Seawork has led to record rebookings for 2025

A stunning 25th edition of Seawork has led to record rebookings for 2025 as exhibitors look to repeat the success of this year’s event. Re-bookings are currently sitting at well over 30%, just a week after Seawork 2024 closed its doors.

Audience numbers showed a steady increase on previous editions with 7584 visitors from 45 countries. Improved registration, using the Seawork App and more scanner/printers available to issue badges, streamlined the whole process for all attendees. Continue reading “25th edition of Seawork a great succes”

ClassNK releases Port State Control Annual Report

ClassNK has released its annual report on Port State Control (PSC). The report is prepared to enhance awareness of the present state of PSC and improve future onboard maintenance and inspections as well as Safety Management Systems.

The report includes statistics and data analysis on ships detained by PSC, as well as typical defective photos. In 2023, 419 PSC detentions were reported for 398 ships classed by ClassNK. Continue reading “ClassNK releases Port State Control Annual Report”

New Zealand Interislander ferry refloated after running aground near Picton

The Aratere was travelling from Picton to Wellington when it ran aground approximately 1.5nm north of Picton in Titoko Bay
The Aratere was travelling from Picton to Wellington when it ran aground approximately 1.5nm north of Picton in Titoko Bay Photo credit: Marlborough District Council and Skyworks

The Aratere was travelling from Picton to Wellington when it ran aground approximately 1.5nm north of Picton in Titoko Bay. The Ro-Ro ferry ran aground in Titoko Bay, New Zealand following a reported steering issue on 21 June.

It was successfully refloated at high tide the following evening after investigative works confirmed the grounding pressure of the boat and vessel design using divers and with input from naval architects and technical experts. Oil spill booms had also been put in place to protect against any possible environmental effects. The local council’s environmental science team conduct environmental surveys to assess any impact to the site. Continue reading “New Zealand Interislander ferry refloated after running aground near Picton”

Managing the risk of ship blackouts

risk of ship blackouts
Managing the risks of ship blackouts PDF published

Blackouts and consequential loss of propulsion have long been considered a major accident hazard for the maritime industry. Loss of propulsion may, depending on the operational situation, pose an imminent threat to the ship and its passengers and crew.

Most operators of passenger ships occasionally experience blackout with subsequent temporary loss of propulsion. Fortunately, most incidents do not have significant consequences, as they usually occur while in transit in open sea. Research from DNV found that in 2019, the media reported Continue reading “Managing the risk of ship blackouts”

Digitalised ship inspection SIRE 2.0 to “go-live” September 2024

Digitalised ship inspection SIRE 2.0 to "go-live" September 2024
Digitalised ship inspection SIRE 2.0 to “go-live” September 2024

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has confirmed that its digitalized Ship Inspection Report Program (SIRE 2.0) is scheduled to “go-live” on Monday 2 September 2024 and become the standard tanker inspection tool for the marine industry.

The final transition to SIRE 2.0 and the withdrawal of the option to request a SIRE Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ7) inspection from September 2 has been approved now that all pre-agreed “Critical Success Factors” for going live have been met and approved by the OCIMF Vessel Inspection Program Steering Group, Programs Committee and OCIMF Executive Committee. Continue reading “Digitalised ship inspection SIRE 2.0 to “go-live” September 2024″

Paris MoU Annual Report 2023

The Paris MoU has published its 2023 Annual Report
The Paris MoU has published its 2023 Annual Report

The Paris MoU has published its 2023 Annual Report, providing an overview of the activities and statistics of the Paris MoU in 2023.

One of the important developments during the year was that, as of 1 July 2023, the Maritime Authority of Montenegro became a member of the Paris MoU on Port State Control. This resulted in the strengthening of the safety net formed by the joint efforts of the members of the Paris MoU throughout the region and particularly in the Adriatic Sea. Continue reading “Paris MoU Annual Report 2023”

MAIB issue safety warning following fatal injury to recreational diver after contact diving support boat Karin

fatal injury to recreational diver after contact diving support boat Karin
Fatal injury to recreational diver after contact diving support boat Karin

On the morning of 28 September 2023, a recreational diver carrying out decompression stops died, almost certainly as a result of being struck by the rotating propeller of the UK registered diving support boat Karin. The diver had been diving from a second dive boat that was also supporting divers exploring the wreck of the German battleship SMS Markgraf, which was lying at a depth of 45m in Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland.

Safety Issues
– The need to maintain an effective lookout at all times while a vessel Continue reading “MAIB issue safety warning following fatal injury to recreational diver after contact diving support boat Karin”

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