The Annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classification societies was held in Tokyo on 17 and 18 October 2013. The meeting unanimously welcomed the IMO theme for 2013 of ‘a sustainable maritime transport system’ and its recognition of the three pillars of sustainability; environmental, social and economic.
A photographic trip down memory lane of what it used to be like getting cargo on and off ships. Before containerisation, stowage was planned and instructed by the chief officer onboard the vessel, in close cooperation with the operational organisation ashore. Read more inside.
Sanmar has completed the first of two tugs for Norwegian customer Buksér og Berging, which each feature two Rolls-Royce Bergen C26:33L6PG engines fueled purely by liquefied natural gas (LNG). It will be operated by Norwegian state oil company Statoil at its Kårstø gas terminal.
Britannia Maritime Security (BMS) is launching a unique laser which offers the private maritime security industry a non-lethal option for repelling hijackers or other potential attackers.
We know that it is Hollywood, but as the new blockbuster, Captain Phillips, premieres around the globe, MPHRP asks movie goers to remember that it is based on a true story involving real life seafarers.
Rolls-Royce has congratulated Sanmar Shipyard for the completion of the world’s first gas powered tug for Norwegian customer Buksér og Berging, which features Rolls-Royce Bergen C26:33L6PG engine fueled purely by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, a shipbuilding affiliate of Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder, announced that it has successfully launched a 162,000 m3 LNG carrier built using the on-ground shipbuilding method for the first time in the world.
In an era where the market place is increasingly competitive and Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) are seeking to differentiate themselves from their competition, the issue of standards and accreditation of the industry continues to draw big debate.
This ship concept makes it easier to find one’s sea legs, thanks to opposing waves created in specially-designed tanks fitted in the hull. The ship will house personnel working on offshore installations, and is optimized to provide the best possible comfort when moored adjacent to a platform.