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16 Jan 2024

Purus Selects DNV to Class Its First VLEC Newbuilds

Purus’ VLEC (Credit: Purus)

UK-headquartered shipowner Purus has selected DNV to class its two Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLEC) newbuilds.The vessels have been contracted at HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea and scheduled for delivery in 2026-2027.With a cargo carrying capacity of 98,000cbm, the two VLECs will be fitted with GTT’s Mark III membrane containment system.The vessels will be equipped with dual-fuel ethane engines and optimized cargo handling systems to reduce emissions and will also be EEDI Phase III compliant.Once delivered…

27 Apr 2023

ClassNK offers "Guidelines for Shipboard CO2 Capture and Storage Systems"

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ClassNK released "Guidelines for Shipboard CO2 Capture and Storage Systems". The guidelines include provisions for indicating the classnotation for vessels equipped with CO2 capture and storage systems or designed as "ready" for their installation.In addition to fuel transition, interest in capturing CO2 from ships' exhaust gas is growing as a way to reduce GHG emissions, and the development of onboard systems for capturing and storing CO2 is being undertaken. ClassNK has joined "Carbon Capture on the Ocean (CC-Ocean)" project with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

30 Mar 2023

BV Introduces Cyber Health Check Tool

Source: BV

Bureau Veritas (BV) has launched a new Cyber Health Analysis Report Tool (CHART) to help shipowners understand their ships’ digital architecture (OT/IT), specific vulnerabilities and level of preparedness to potential cyber threats.The aim of the tool is to enable a comprehensive technical assessment of a vessel’s cyber resilience at specific moments throughout its lifetime, responding to the need to constantly review, maintain and update systems in the face of evolving cyber threats.The tool provides a comprehensive audit of the vessel’s equipment…

31 Mar 2022

NYK Receives ClassNK’s Highest Innovation Certification Rating

From left, Hiroaki Sakashita, Class NK President & CEO; Tomoyuki Koyama, NYK senior managing executive officer. Photo courtesy NYK
* Face masks were removed immediately prior to the photo

On March 29, NYK was recognized by ClassNK with its highest rating of Class S on its Innovation Endorsement (IE) provider certification, which confirms a company’s innovative initiatives. NYK was highly evaluated for the NYK Remote Diagnostic Center (RDC), which is a facility in the Philippines for remote diagnosis and monitoring of the state of engine plants, in addition to the company’s organizational structure. NYK is the first company/organization to receive Class S IE provider certification since this system was introduced by ClassNK in 2020.

27 Apr 2021

Retlif Earns Certification for Increased Cybersecurity Protection in Maritime Product Testing

Retlif President Walter Poggi

Retlif Testing Laboratories (Ronkonkoma, NY) achieved a milestone through the deployment of an effective cybersecurity plan that is in compliance with NIST 800-171 and Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Department of Defense Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).Overseen and coordinated by Team Logic IT (South Setauket, NY), completion of the 12-month NIST cyber security compliance project means that Retlif’s Ronkonkoma New York, Harleysville, Pennsylvania and Goffstown, New…

15 Dec 2020

AIP to Daehan Shipbuilding for Small LPG Carriers

The AIP handover ceremony took place at the DHSC headquarters in Mokpo, South Korea: Front row: Yang Soo Kang (DHSC), Jeong Eun Lee (DNV GL), Dae-Seong Jeong (DHSC), Vidar Dolonen (DNV GL), Kyung Seok Lee (DHSC), Sung Ho Shin (DNV GL), Young Wook Min (DHSC). Back row: Seung Gan Kim (DHSC), Kyong Ho Kim (DNV GL), Yong Shik Choi (DHSC), Keum Il Yoo (DHSC).  Image: DNV GL

DNV GL has awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Daehan Shipbuilding (DHSC) for a new design of small-size LPG carriers in the range of 5,000-7,000 DWT. The AIP handover ceremony took place recently at the DHSC headquarters in Mokpo. Dae-Seong Jeong, DHSC President & CEO, and Vidar Dolonen, Regional Manager Korea & Japan at DNV GL - Maritime, attended the presentation. Prior to the AIP, DHSC and DNV GL had teamed up in a joint development project (JDP) on small-size LPG carriers using LPG as dual fuel.

14 Sep 2020

IRClass Gets USCG Nod

Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman, IRClass

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has received authorization as a Recognized Organization from the U.S. flag administration, a recognition which delegates authority to IRClass to undertake statutory survey and certification services on US flag ships on behalf of the administration.IRClass has its presence in the US through its office in Houston for around a decade and aims to explore additional business opportunities in the region.

09 Jan 2020

ClassNK: New Guidance for Autonomous Ships

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ClassNK released its “Guidelines for Automated/Autonomous Operation of ships ~Design development, Installation and Operation of Automated Operation Systems/Remote Operation Systems”.In the field of ships, research and development of technology related to maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) has been actively carried out with the aim of improving safety by preventing human error and improving working conditions by reducing the work load on crew members, and demonstration experiments…