London Club Sets Increase for P&I
THE London P&I Club has set a general increase of five per cent in annual P&I call rates for the 2012/2013 policy year. Commenting on the background to the decision, Ian Gooch, chief executive of the club’s management team, says, “Prior open policy years are developing in line with expectations. In the current year the news is conflicting. On the one hand, we have seen some signs of increased claims activity, mainly involving cargo cases in the $100,000-$1m band.
WSS Introduces Three–in-One Welding
World-leading maritime services provider Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has launched a new, innovative welding machine that allows operation of three separate welding processes within one unit. The Unitor UWW-161 MP(Unitor Wire Welder- 161 Multi Process) allows users to carry out stick-electrode welding, wire welding (MIG/MAG) and TIG welding using a 230 volt single-phase 16 amp slow fuse. This represents a major step forward for welders in the constant drive to improve efficiency.
Denmark's Princess Mary Launches SVITZER Tug
Tribute to Bushfire town as her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Launches "SVITZER MARYSVILLE" Tug in Melbourne, Australia. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today launched SVITZER Australia’s newest Tugboat ‘SVITZER Marysville’ at Docklands in Melbourne, in honour of the bushfire devastated township of Marysville. The ceremony was also attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark.
Incat Crowther Launches Monohull Crew Boats
Incat Crowther has launched two 30m monohull crew boats by Veecraft Marine in South Africa. Perez and Deborah are the first Incat Crowther-designed vessels to be built by Veecraft, and mark a fast-growing relationship between the yard and designer. Incat Crowther has developed a strong relationship with Veecraft Marine, and is pleased to be working with an accomplished shipyard in South Africa. The relationship not only gives Incat Crowther a presence in Africa…
SpecTec Launches AMOS Replicator
One of the main issues when dealing with remote Databases, is the replication of data from the remote site to the office site. SpecTec has always been extremely specialized in Replicating Databases, and was the first one to invent a methodology which would replicate only data which had changed, while most competitors would replicate entire data files. With time and with the advent of SQL Databases…
ClassNK's First MLC Approval
ClassNK Issues First MLC Seafarer Recruitment Certification to NYK-FIL Ship Management Inc. ClassNK has issued its first approval for seafarer recruitment and placement service providers in line with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC, 2006) to Manila-based manning company NYK-FIL Ship Management Inc. (NYK-FIL). The approval confirms the company’s conformance with the standards set forth in Regulation…
DAMOS System Certified by BV
DAMOS vessel maintenance system certified by Bureau Veritas. Damen Services, part of Damen Shipyards Group, announces that its Damen Asset Management Operating System (DAMOS) has been independently approved by classification society Bureau Veritas. DAMOS is a unique vessel maintenance management system that allows customers to maximise uptime and optimise cost of ownership. DAMOS is part of the Damen…
This Day in Naval History
Occurring on this Day, November 25h, in U.S. Naval History... 1775 - Continental Congress authorizes privateering. 1943 - In Battle of Cape St. George, five destroyers of Destroyer Squadron 23 (Capt.