‘Bunkering – A Compendium’ – American Club publishes a detailed loss prevention guide

Bunkering – A Compendium
Bunkering – A Compendium

The American Club has released its latest loss prevention guidance ‘Bunkering – A Compendium’, together with website access to a comprehensive approach to loss prevention initiatives demanded by new regulations and generally by supplying guidance on operations and management.

The Compendium is intended to give guidance not only in respect of issues arising from the new MARPOL regulations coming into effect on January 1, 2020, but also in regard to best practice generally in the conduct of bunkering operations. Continue reading “‘Bunkering – A Compendium’ – American Club publishes a detailed loss prevention guide”

Keel laid date or similar stage of construction interpretation published

Keel laid date or similar stage of construction interpretation published
Keel laid date or similar stage of construction interpretation published

The US Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published ‘Determinations for a Vessel’s Keel Laid Date or Similar Stage of Construction.’ The instruction was updated on September 20, 2019.

This work instruction aims to establish the interpretations of when a vessel’s keel is considered to be laid or the vessel is at a similar stage of construction.

It also provides guidelines for Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMIs) to determine what may be accepted for the purpose of establishing a vessel’s laid date.

Regulatory applicability may depend on a ship’s keel laid date or a similar stage of Continue reading “Keel laid date or similar stage of construction interpretation published”

Golden Ray car carrier deliberately grounded by pilot

Golden Ray capsized
Golden Ray capsized

According to The Brunswick News report, the car carrier Golden Ray was grounded after the pilot aboard, Captain Jonathan Tennant, deliberately took it out of the channel and contributed to the best possible outcome for the incident.

Captain John Cameron, a spokesman of the Brunswick Bar Harbor Pilots’ Association, stated that he believes Tennant’s mannerisms would have contributed to the best possible outcome for the incident and that he is proud of Tennant’s leadership during the rescue of the crew.

Moreover, the Executive Director of Georgia Ports Authority, Griff Lynch, congratulated Tennant’s action to take the stricken vessel Golden Ray out of the channel, at a Continue reading “Golden Ray car carrier deliberately grounded by pilot”

LNG-fuelled VLCCs owners need oil majors backing, says Affinity

Affinity says oil majors need to back owners on LNG-fuelled VLCCs
Affinity says oil majors need to back owners on LNG-fuelled VLCCs

Shell, ExxonMobil and Total could do more to remove the need for speculative orders, says Affinity (Shipping).

Oil majors need to provide more support to owners looking to order LNG-powered tonnage, or the projects will fail to get off the ground, a top broker has warned.

“All of Shell, Exxon and Total have theoretical newbuilding requirements for dual-fuel VLCCs but, getting them to commit at numbers and for durations that make Continue reading “LNG-fuelled VLCCs owners need oil majors backing, says Affinity”

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