As the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) reviews its work programme it is significant the member societies will be paying some attention to what has become known as “complex on board systems”. Increasingly, ships are becoming dependent on these complex systems, which are now permeating every department, with a good deal of interlinking and integration and very often involving significant safety impacts.
Archives for July 2014
The UK economy is heavily exposed to lawlessness off the coast of Nigeria, a new report published on 10th July, by the UK Chamber of Shipping says. The report found that almost all of the UK’s annual £6.3bn of trade with the region is put at risk by being moved through the high maritime crime region of the Gulf of Guinea, including 12% of the UK’s oil.
Watch the time-lapse video -“The Art of Stevedore” showcasing the operations at the Port of Long Beach, the second-busiest container port in the United States.
The Arctic video offers a preview of a new paradigm for business: harsher environments, higher public scrutiny and a greater need to engage with stakeholders.
Jotun, the global leader in marine antifouling coatings, has signed a landmark agreement with Maersk Line to supply Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) with SeaQuantum X200 for the Triple-E new build project.
The Barometer Report 4, an independent study of 200 port owners, operators, contractors and consultants conducted by Trelleborg’s marine systems operation, reveals that 77% of consultants and contractors don’t know the correct ratio of ingredients in a superior rubber compound used in fenders.
Hamburg is one of the ten biggest cruise ports in Europe and number one in Germany. With the third cruise terminal in the port of Hamburg the cruise business will grow straight on. The new terminal will be able to handle 8.000 passengers per ship.
Ship’s transiting high risk areas involves a series of drills, additional watchkeeping procedures and loads of stress. Master Mariner Venkataraman Rajagopal has made an educational video showing the procedure for preparing a ship and its crew for transiting high risk areas.
The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner is set to be refloated within 10 days, to be towed away from the Italian island where it ran aground and capsized two and a half years ago. Watch the time lapse video of the wreck removal process.