Dnv Gl News

23 Sep 2020

Mitigating Underwater Noise

ā€œEnvironmentalā€™ limits are available which are aimed at reducing underwater noise emissions without imposing onerous design limitations and the need to put damping on every panel, stiffener & dinner plate.ā€ Jesse Spence, President, NCE

Noise Control Engineering, LLC (NCE) recently completed an underwater radiated noise study for Washington State Ferries (WSF), a study which entailed measurement of nine vessels representing all seven operating classes of WSF vessels, quantifying noise, potential impacts to orcas and other marine life, and methods of reducing noise.ā€œWith the increasing awareness of underwater noise impacts on marine life, both globally and locally in the Northwest, WSF is interested in learning more about how their operations may impact marine life,ā€ said Jesse Spence, President, NCE.

23 Sep 2020

oneTank BWTS Gains US Coast Guard Type Approval

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oneTank, LLC has been granted a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Approval (162.060/35/0), completing the suite of international approvals required for its ballast water treatment system.The oneTank ballast system is a simple, low-cost treatment option intended for vessels that do not need a complex solution. The system was developed to simplify the installation and treatment of the tanker aftpeak tank, an ideal ā€œone or a few tanksā€ application. With an arrangement footprint of just two square-feetā€¦

22 Sep 2020

Fuel Choice is Key in Maritime Decarbonization - DNV GL

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Fuel choice is the essential decision as shipping charts a generational path to decarbonization, says DNV GL in its latest maritime forecast report.The industry is at the beginning of a transition phase, with many potential options emerging alongside conventional fuels. This increasingly diverse fuel environment means that engine and fuel choice now represent potential risks that could lead to a stranded asset. Factoring in the impacts of availability, prices and policy, on different fuelsā€¦

11 Sep 2020

Maltese Firms Partner on Maritime Training

Andrea Lodolo, CEO of MaritimeMT (left) and Kevin Keeler, International Sales Director of ISTC (right) at MaritimeMTā€™s Center. (Photo: MaritimeMT)

Two Maltese maritime training and contingency management training organizations will be offering a new set of integrated courses from 2021 after agreeing a memorandum of understanding earlier this month.The Mediterranean Maritime Research and Training Center (MaritimeMT) and the International Safety Training College (ISTC) will create a new set of courses covering both maritime training and the oil and gas sectors offering some of the highest training standards in these industry sectors from January 2021.MaritimeMTā€¦

10 Sep 2020

Rimfrost Taps Kongsberg for Krill Vessel Design and Equipment

Credit: Kongsberg Maritime

RLS PhotoNorway-based krill extraction and processing company Rimfrost has awarded Kongsberg Maritime a contract to design and equip a new 120-meter krill harvesting vessel destined for operations in Antarctica.The vessel will be built by Westcon in Norway, and Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. Westcon will complete the vessel at its facility in Norway after initial construction at the Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. It is expected that the 120m ship will be ready to begin operations in 2022.Kongsberg Maritime said that the contract has been awarded in several stages during 2020ā€¦

08 Sep 2020

Techcross ECS Obtains IMO BWMS CODE

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The Korean government on Monday approved International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Code (New G8) for Techcross ECS. The same approval has been already granted by Norwegian government in collaboration with DNV GL (Norwegian shipping register) last February to ECS-HYCHLOR, another BWMS newly developed by Techcross. With the issuance for ECS from the Korean government, all Techcross BWMSs employing direct and indirect electrolysis technologies have got IMO BWMS Code approval.Unlike the previous IMO G8 certificationā€¦

03 Sep 2020

DNV GL Awards GASA to HHI for VLCC Concept

DNV GL Regional Manager for Korea & Japan, Vidar Dolonen, presents the GASA certificate to Seung Ho Jeon, Executive Vice President of HHI, in Seoul. (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL has presented Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) with a general approval for ship application (GASA) for a new concept of very large crude carriers (VLCCs) with a centreline oil-tight longitudinal bulkhead. The new design will reduce potential damage and operational risk by featuring a simpler structural arrangement, loading patterns and piping arrangements. Vidar Dolonen, DNV GL Regional Manager for Korea & Japan, presented the certificate to Seung Ho Jeon, Executive Vice President of HHIā€¦

01 Sep 2020

All-electric Autonomous RoRo Ships Under Development

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Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly (a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture) have signed contracts with the Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO to equip two new all-electric vessels with autonomous technology, and to manage their operations at sea.ASKO, which currently transports its cargo by more than 800 trucks daily, is investing heavily in environmentally friendly technologies such as electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles. At present, road transport is the single mode of transportationā€¦

31 Aug 2020

"World First": Remote In-water Ship Surveys via ROV

One of VUVI AS's ROVs. (Image: DNV GL)

As COVID-19 continues to challenge many business plans and practices, the advent of remote inspection techniques is growing in popularity. What is reported to be the worldā€™s first in-water remote ship surveys using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) have been completed by DNV GL.In-water bottom surveys using ROVs have now been carried out on three separate Wilson ASA-managed vessels with the first having been completed on the Wilson Fedje in December 2019 by a surveyor from Høvik. The survey was performed earlier in July on another ASA Wilson-managed vessel in Bergen, Norway.

28 Aug 2020

Kitsap Transit Gets Fed Funds for High-Speed, Low-Emission Ferry Project

Illustration courtesy of Glosten

As the global maritime community collectively is slowly pushed toward decarbonization, it is generally agreed that there is no ā€˜silver bulletā€™ technical solution and that progress will come in steps, led by public/private collaboration and funding.A recent development following that script is the awarding this week of federal funds to a Washington State team working to accelerate ferry technology, with the joint innovation project selected for funding from the U.S. Department of Transportationā€™s Federal Transit Administration.

20 Aug 2020

Washington State Partners Set Out to Build Fast Foil Ferry

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A group of public and private partners in Washington have come together to accelerate the design of a fast foil ferry to provide zero-emissions, high-speed passenger ferry service in the Evergreen State.Participants in the Joint Innovation Project include three Washington ports that have joined forces to support the effort: Port of Anacortes, Port of Bellingham and Port of Skagit. The vessel is under design by Glosten, a naval architecture and marine engineering firm, and Bieker Boats, a performance marine craft designer.

13 Aug 2020

Maran Tankers Takes Suezmax Delivery from Daehan

Maran Orpheus (Photo: Maran Tankers Management)

Greek operator Maran Tankers Management (MTM), part of the Angelicoussis Group, has taken delivery of the 157,000 dwt oil tanker Maran Orpheus, built by Daehan Shipbuilding Co. in South Korea. The Suezmax delivery follows the 157,946 dwt Maran Phoebe handed over from Daehan in June. Both ships are Greek-flagged and classed by DNV GL.Daehan is also building the ABS-classed, 157,000 dwt Maran Aspasia and Maran Solon scheduled for delivery to MTM in October and December respectively.

28 Jul 2020

Pirates Attack Another Offshore Vessel in Mexico

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An offshore supply vessel was reportedly attacked offshore Mexico on Friday, July 24, in an incident that was described as a "violent armed boarding and robbery of personal belongings."The maritime safety intelligence company Dryad said Monday that the offshore supply vessel Natalie was boarded while conducting operations in the vicinity of the ODIN Offshore platform 12nm NE of Coatzacoalcos."It is understood that the vessel was boarded early morning within hours of darkness.

27 Jul 2020

Video: Meyer Werft Floats Out Spirit of Adventure

(Photo: Meyer Werft)

German shipbuilder Meyer Werft floated out Spirit of Adventure, the second new cruise ship it has built for British company Saga Cruises.The 58,250 GT cruise ship left the shipyard's covered building dock I (hall 5) on Friday, allowing the funnel to be lifted onto the ship by crane and mounted. The vessel underwent several tests before berthing at the outfitting pier where it will undergo additional testing and interior outfitting over coming weeks before sea trials and delivery later this year.Meyer Werft said the luxury liner is scheduled to start her passage from the Papenburgā€¦

17 Jul 2020

Cruise Shipping's Return: Genting Cruise Lines Gears Up for July 26 Sailing

Photo courtesy Genting Cruise Lines.

Genting Cruise Lines said it will be the first international cruise company to restart operations with the deployment of Dream Cruisesā€™ Explorer Dream to Taiwan, where it will begin ā€œTaiwan Island-Hoppingā€ itineraries on July 26 2020.Upon the shipā€™s arrival in Keelung on June 40, 2020, Explorer Dream underwent a thorough deep cleaning in accordance with EU standard, in addition to her crew immediately beginning amandatory 14-day quarantine on land.Read a recent interview with Captain Havard Ramsoyā€¦

16 Jul 2020

Interview: Captain Havard Ramsoy, Genting Cruise Lines, Plotting the Return Course for Cruising

Captain Havard Ramsoy, Vice President, Marine Operations and Safety, Genting Cruise Lines

While COVID-19 has proven to be the biggest business disruption event in generations, for the once-booming cruise shipping industry it has meant a hard stop. Getting back to cruising will be neither fast nor easy. We reached out to Captain Havard Ramsoy, Vice President, Marine Operations and Safety, Genting Cruise Lines for insights on the path forward.Please give an overview of the Genting Cruise Ship fleet today, and COVID-19 and its impact on the Genting Cruise business.Throughout the unprecedented suspension of the global cruise passenger services due the COVID-19 situationā€¦

16 Jul 2020

BSM Opens Liquid Cargo Simulator Facility

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Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) said it has launched a new liquid cargo training facility at its maritime training center in Cyprus as part of a wider boost to LNG training across the whole company, reflecting increasing industry demand and more LNG vessels entering the market.The new Liquid Cargo Simulator (LCS) has been designed and developed by BSMā€™s inhouse technical team and uses GTT Training software. It offers realistic training on a wide range of vessel types: LNGā€¦

16 Jul 2020

Red Funnel Gains DNV GL COVID-19 Statement of Compliance

(File photo: Red Funnel)

U.K. ferry operator Red Funnel said it is the worldā€™s first domestic ferry operator to receive the DNV GL COVID-19 Statement of Compliance. The assessment certifies that Red Funnel has established reasonable measures to safeguard passengers, employees and crew from the COVID-19 infection.ā€œThe COVID-19 outbreak has had a major impact on passenger vessels across Europe. As lockdown measures begin to relax in the U.K., as well as in the rest of the region, ferry operators need to demonstrate that the right measures are in place to keep passengers and crew safeā€¦

14 Jul 2020

SMM 2021: Plotting a Course Forward for the Global Maritime Community

Photo: Ā©Hasenpusch

As the maritime world collectively feels its way forward in a time now defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the SMM in Hamburg, traditionally the world's largest and most influential maritime and shipbuilding trade event, share market overview insights on the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the the shipping industry.The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world economy on its head. ā€œThe recession this year will likely be more severe, and recovery in 2021 will be slower than we anticipated two months agoā€¦

13 Jul 2020

US Turns Screws on Maritime Industry to Cut off Venezuela's Oil

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Several companies that certify vessels are seaworthy and ship insurers have withdrawn services to tankers involved in the Venezuelan oil trade as the United States targets the maritime industry to tighten sanctions on the Latin American country.U.S. sanctions have driven Venezuelaā€™s oil exports to their lowest levels in nearly 80 years, starving President Nicolas Maduroā€™s socialist government of its main source of revenue and leaving authorities short of cash for essential imports such as food and medicine.The sanctions are part of U.S.

10 Jul 2020

Electric Ferry Legacy of The Fjords Delivered in Norway

Legacy of the Fjords (Photo: The Fjords)

Norwegian tourist vessel operator The Fjords has taken delivery of a new all-electric catamaran, Legacy of The Fjords, expected to enter service on July 17, ferrying passengers between Flåm and Nærøyfjorden.Like her sister ship Future of The Fjords, the 42-meter Legacy of The Fjords was designed and constructed by Norwegian shipyard Brødrene Aa, with a hull that echoes zigzagging mountain paths that can be seen from her spacious decks. Both vessels are all-electric, carbon fiberā€¦

01 Sep 2020

OCIMF Publishes New Guidance on DP System Failures

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A new information paper on assurance of dynamic positioning (DP) system failure mode and effects analysis (FMEAs) seeks to improve the process of identifying all possible consequences and failures of DP systems.Entitled ā€˜Dynamic Positioning Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Assurance Framework, Risk-based Guidanceā€™, the new information paper has been published by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), a global voluntary association, providing expertise in the safeā€¦

08 Jul 2020

BV Appoints Gregg-Smith as China Chief Executive

Alex Gregg-Smith (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

Testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services company Bureau Veritas (BV) announced Alex Gregg-Smith has joined the BV group as Marine & Offshore Country Chief Executive, China.Reporting to Claude Maillot, Senior Vice President North Asia Zone, Gregg-Smith is based in Shanghai."We are delighted to have Alex back onboard with BV ā€“ and in such an important role," Maillot said. "China is so central to our activities, both for new construction and ships in service, so we needed someone with the expert background in classification that Alex provides.

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