A pair of Elcano-owned 178,000m³ LNG carriers, which will be built to LR class, will be two of the largest of their kind to navigate the Panama Canal – helping to revolutionise the global trade in LNG.
Archives for August 2015
Recent incidents in which hundreds of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe have lost their lives, including dozens found dead in the holds of the ships that were carrying them, have prompted strong condemnation and refreshed calls for concerted action to tackle people smugglers from IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu.
Leading classification society ClassNK has announced that it will release the world’s first Guidelines on Composite Propellers on 31 August.
LR’s lashings specialists have been using state-of-the-art analysis techniques that will enable owners of ultra-large container ships to extend their vessels’ cargo-carrying capabilities.
NOPSEMA’s investigation identified that senior management on the Stena Clyde failed to apply the Stena management of change principles in failing to carry out a new risk assessment and toolbox talk after altering the original plan of works. Further, Stena Drilling conceded that senior members of the drilling crew failed to ensure that a revised risk assessment had been carried out prior to implementing the new plan.
Following a spate of six attacks in the Singapore Straight over the weekend leading maritime security provider MAST is calling for shipping companies to strengthen their approach to maritime security in South East Asia.
LR has won a contract to class the world’s largest heavy lift crane vessel (NSCV) for the Netherlands-based Heerema Group. The semi-submersible vessel will be constructed at the newly opened Sembcorp ‘Mega yard’ in Singapore.
A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died.
DNV GL will be working with the Chinese-owned Tianjin Desail to develop a new liftboat design for offshore construction, accommodation, and maintenance. This collaboration follows an agreement between DNV GL and Tianjin Desail for the classification of two 350 ft (106 m) self-elevating construction and accommodation units.