ICS Launches Global Health Emergency Guide

Miscellaneous


International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Publications has launched the ‘Global Health Emergency Guide: Helping Shipping Companies Prepare, Act and Recover,’ a comprehensive resource designed to aid shipping companies and crew in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from global health emergencies.

Blue World completes methanol fuel cell system trials

Technology


Green tech company Blue World Technologies has successfully tested the world’s first 200 kW high-temperature PEM fuel cell system ahead of its installation on a methanol-powered vessel owned by Maersk.

Digitalization is gaining fast ground

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The transition towards digitalization and automation is speeding up in the maritime industry. Digital technologies and solutions are being used to increase competitiveness and enhance operational efficiency. They are also being implemented to spur the industry along the de-carbonization path to realize zero emissions from international shipping by mid-century.

Rolls-Royce MT30 Selected to Power Japan’s ASEV

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Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply the world’s first twin MT30-powered hybrid electro-mechanical propulsion arrangement to power Japan’s Aegis System Equipped Vessel (ASEV), a Japanese destroyer program.

Additional Safety Measures For Bulk Carriers - SOLAS Chapter XII

Regulations


Bulk carriers were developed in the 1950s to carry large quantities of non-packed commodities such as grains, coal and iron ore. Some 5,000 bulk carriers trade around the world, providing a crucial service to world commodities' transportation. Bulk carrier operators must be aware of the specific safety concerns related to this type of ship.

Report Analyses Fuel Cells for Deepsea Vessels

Technology


The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Muller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping has released a report providing a techno-economic assessment of fuel cell applications for onboard auxiliary power for deep-sea vessels.

Russia Teams with China for Development of the Northern Sea Route

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Russia is seeking Chinese support in the development of its Northern Sea route. While briefing President Putin during a state visit to the Chinese city of Harbin last week, Rosatom’s head Alexei Likhachev said that they have formed a Russian-Chinese sub-commission for the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

HMM to utilize AI video analysis system for improved safety

Technology


HMM Co. is set to enhance safety management on its vessels by adopting the artificial intelligence (AI) video analysis solution DeepEyes. DeepEyes is designed to recognize sudden incidents such as fire, smoke, lack of safety gear among workers, and falls, and promptly alert administrators.

Fortescue’s Ammonia-Fueled Ship Runs Propulsion and Maneuverability Tests

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Sea trials continue for the first vessel operating on ammonia, an offshore supply vessel converted by Australia’s Fortescue. Earlier this year, the vessel completed the first marine bunkering of ammonia, and now after a second bunkering undertook the next phase of its ongoing sea trials.

Inventory of Hazardous Materials

Regulations


The International Maritime Organization (IMO) responded to environmental and safety concerns in the wrestling industry by introducing the "Green Passport", now known as the Inventory of Hazardous Substances (IHM). This requirement addresses hazardous materials on board ships that pose risks to health, safety, and the environment. Finally, the Hong Kong Convention was adopted in 2009 and will enter into force in June 2025.

Additional Safety Measures For Bulk Carriers - SOLAS Chapter XII

Regulations


Bulk carriers were developed in the 1950s to carry large quantities of non-packed commodities such as grains, coal and iron ore. Some 5,000 bulk carriers trade around the world, providing a crucial service to world commodities' transportation. Bulk carrier operators must be aware of the specific safety concerns related to this type of ship.

Inventory of Hazardous Materials

Regulations


The International Maritime Organization (IMO) responded to environmental and safety concerns in the wrestling industry by introducing the "Green Passport", now known as the Inventory of Hazardous Substances (IHM). This requirement addresses hazardous materials on board ships that pose risks to health, safety, and the environment. Finally, the Hong Kong Convention was adopted in 2009 and will enter into force in June 2025.

GMDSS requirements for radio installations on board SOLAS ships - 2024

Regulations


The Sub-Committee on Navigation, Radio-Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), at its ninth meeting (21-30 June 2022), considering amendments to Chapter IV of SOLAS, resolution MSC.496(105) adopted, according to which, the circular No. COMSAR.1/Circ.32/Rev.1 related to the modernization of radio equipment (GMDSS) and harmonizing the requirements related to them. In this technical article, the second edition (COMSAR.1/Circ.32/Rev.2) of this directive is explained, which has become effective from January 1, 2024 for all ships subject to the SOLAS Convention.

The Engine International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (EIAPP Certificate)

Regulations


The Engine International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (EIAPP Certificate) plays a pivotal role in addressing Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions from marine engines. This certification, governed by the NOx Technical Code, employs prescribed test cycles and measurement methods to calculate NOx emissions, emphasizing compliance with stringent environmental standards.

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)

Navigational


Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) play a crucial role in maritime safety by facilitating rapid distress signal response. Regulation 14.1 of the International Convention for the Safely of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended, concerning radio-communications for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), which require, inter alia, that all radio equipment shall conform to appropriate performance standards not inferior to those adopted by the Organization.

Sampling point in the ballast water discharge line

Regulations


In accordance with article 9 of the Convention, a Party may sample the ship’s ballast water for the purpose of determining whether the ship is in compliance with the Convention in accordance with these Guidelines. Although the Convention contains no requirements for provision of sampling points, the Guidelines for approval of ballast water management systems (G8) adopted by resolution MEPC. 174(58) do expressly call for the provision of sampling facilities, not only for the purpose of type approval, but also for the purpose of other required sampling process.

Remote Inspection Techniques (RIT) in Maritime Industry

Regulations


Remote Inspection Techniques (RIT) offer a survey method that allows the examination of various structure parts without requiring direct physical access by the surveyor. With the development of remote inspection techniques (RITs), such as remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and real-time sensors which are carried by drones, the maritime industry is increasingly applying remote inspection techniques (RITs).

Goal-based ship construction standards for bulk carriers and oil tankers

Regulations


The SCF(Ship Construction File), as outlined in IMO guidelines, details how functional requirements of ship construction standards are applied, must be provided at delivery, kept on board, and updated as needed during the ship's service.

The MARPOL requirements of oil residues (sludge) tanks

Regulations


In accordance with MARPOL/Annex I/Reg. 12, ships with a gross tonnage of 400 and above are mandated to be equipped with a tank or tanks of sufficient capacity. The capacity should be determined with consideration given to the type of machinery and the duration of the voyage, ensuring the proper reception of oil residues (sludge).

Anchor Windlass Design and Testing (IACS 2018 Requirement)

Machinery


A windlass used for handling anchors, suitable for the size of chain cable and complying with the Classification Society’s criteria is to be fitted to the ship. The design, construction and testing of windlasses are to conform to an acceptable standard or code of practice. To be considered acceptable, the standard or code of practice is to specify criteria for stresses, performance and testing.

ICS Launches Global Health Emergency Guide

Miscellaneous


International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Publications has launched the ‘Global Health Emergency Guide: Helping Shipping Companies Prepare, Act and Recover,’ a comprehensive resource designed to aid shipping companies and crew in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from global health emergencies.

Blue World completes methanol fuel cell system trials

Technology


Green tech company Blue World Technologies has successfully tested the world’s first 200 kW high-temperature PEM fuel cell system ahead of its installation on a methanol-powered vessel owned by Maersk.

Digitalization is gaining fast ground

WorldWide


The transition towards digitalization and automation is speeding up in the maritime industry. Digital technologies and solutions are being used to increase competitiveness and enhance operational efficiency. They are also being implemented to spur the industry along the de-carbonization path to realize zero emissions from international shipping by mid-century.

Rolls-Royce MT30 Selected to Power Japan’s ASEV

WorldWide


Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply the world’s first twin MT30-powered hybrid electro-mechanical propulsion arrangement to power Japan’s Aegis System Equipped Vessel (ASEV), a Japanese destroyer program.

Report Analyses Fuel Cells for Deepsea Vessels

Technology


The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Muller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping has released a report providing a techno-economic assessment of fuel cell applications for onboard auxiliary power for deep-sea vessels.

Russia Teams with China for Development of the Northern Sea Route

WorldWide


Russia is seeking Chinese support in the development of its Northern Sea route. While briefing President Putin during a state visit to the Chinese city of Harbin last week, Rosatom’s head Alexei Likhachev said that they have formed a Russian-Chinese sub-commission for the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

HMM to utilize AI video analysis system for improved safety

Technology


HMM Co. is set to enhance safety management on its vessels by adopting the artificial intelligence (AI) video analysis solution DeepEyes. DeepEyes is designed to recognize sudden incidents such as fire, smoke, lack of safety gear among workers, and falls, and promptly alert administrators.

Fortescue’s Ammonia-Fueled Ship Runs Propulsion and Maneuverability Tests

WorldWide


Sea trials continue for the first vessel operating on ammonia, an offshore supply vessel converted by Australia’s Fortescue. Earlier this year, the vessel completed the first marine bunkering of ammonia, and now after a second bunkering undertook the next phase of its ongoing sea trials.

Bergen Engines to Provide Generating Sets for World’s Largest Hydrogen Ferries

Technology


Bergen Engines is known for producing medium-speed marine engines and generator series, and plays a key role in building the world's largest hydrogen-fueled hybrid ships. These ships are capable of using hydrogen and vegetable oil treated with water (HVO), a low-carbon storage resource. The use of HVO can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants.

Bearing AI launches fleet deployment tool

Technology


Maritime AI specialists Bearing AI has launched a new “Deployment Planner”. It said its aim is to assist cargo liners navigate the changing regulatory environment, while ensuring speedy delivery and profitability.