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Charles Franks joins Lloyd’s Franchise Board

Lloyd’s has today announced the appointment of Charles Franks as a non-executive director on the Lloyd’s Franchise Board. Established in 2003, the Franchise Board is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Lloyd’s market. Mr. Franks is Chief Executive of Kiln Group Ltd and brings nearly...
January 10th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Jet boat swamped in atrocious conditions

The Shipowners’ Club has released the following Case Study: Jet boat swamped in atrocious conditions THE INCIDENT: Despite conditions described by a witness as „heinous‟ and „atrocious‟, a jet boat driver loaded up 17 passengers and took to the water for an adventure ride. The driver had...
January 10th, 2012 | Safety and Security | Read More

PC Maritime releases its Navmaster ECDIS type-specific training CD

PC Maritime has announced that its Navmaster ECDIS type-specific training CD Rom is now available. PCM Interactive tuitionBelieved to be the first manufacturer to provide a stand-alone type-specific training CD Rom, PC Maritime has taken the view that the required training should be made as convenient...
January 10th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

DNV establishes Deepwater Technology Centre in Singapore

DNV has launched a Deepwater Technology Centre in Singapore. The aim is to serve the oil and gas industry in the whole Asia Pacific region and to become a sizeable and complete competence centre for deepwater oil and gas developments. “We will capitalize on DNV’s 40 years of experience in offshore...
January 10th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy | Read More

GL Garrad Hassan Opens New Office in Cape Town

GL Garrad Hassan Opens New Office in Cape Town
Jan. 2012 | Hamburg/Germany, Cape Town/South Africa – To support the developers and financiers of South Africa’s burgeoning wind power industry GL Garrad Hassan opened its first office in the Rainbow Nation, in Cape Town on 1 January 2012. South Africa is ideally suited for renewable energy development,...
January 10th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, News | Read More

Alert! – Spotlight on the Surveyors

Alert! – Spotlight on the Surveyors
Alert!  Issue No.28 Spotlight on the surveyors Modern seafarers may sometimes be concerned at the number of agencies and authorities which seem to spend all their time checking up on them. No previous generation has been so closely surveyed, inspected and audited, by flag states, class, port state,...
January 10th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Education and Training, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Loose fish cause list

The Shipowners’ Club has released the following Case Study: VESSEL TYPE: FISHING VESSEL HEADING: LOOSE FISH CAUSE LIST THE INCIDENT: Four tons of fish were flung free from bins inside a fishing vessel’s hold, causing a 70 degree list to starboard in breaking waves. The fishing vessel with three...
January 10th, 2012 | Safety and Security | Read More

Maersk Line, Limited brings the first of two Project Cargo ships under the US Flag

Norfolk, VA, January 10, 2012 – Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) completed the reflagging under US registry of “Maersk Illinois”, its newest multipurpose heavy-lift vessel. The ship is one of two sister vessels that MLL acquired in September 2011 and which will sail for Maersk-Rickmers US Flag...
January 10th, 2012 | Flags, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Acquisition expands GAC’s European operations

Acquisition expands GAC’s European operations
The GAC Group has further expanded its Nordic ship agency, liner agency and project logistics network with the acquisition of all the shipping subsidiaries of the Lehmann Nordic Group (LN), one of the region’s oldest transportation groups. The move brings to the GAC team more than 45 staff at 5...
January 10th, 2012 | News, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

GAC opens new office in the Republic of the Congo

GAC has opened a new office in Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo. GAC Shipping and Logistics Congo Sarl will provide ship agency, husbandry and freight forwarding services for customers operating in the Congo, as well as providing additional support for GAC’s customers in Angola. The new office...
January 10th, 2012 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Nigeria, all ports – Strike commences * South Africa, Cape Town – Berthing of passenger vessels * United States, Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts – Canal controlling depths * India, Mormugao –...
January 10th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Fiona Jeffery awarded OBE

Reed Travel Exhibitions Chairman World Travel Market Fiona Jeffery has been appointed an Officer of the Order ofthe British Empire (OBE) in Queen Elizabeth’s II New Year’s Honourslist. Jeffery’s award of the OBE isfor her services to the travel and tourism industry during her 26 years at WTM, the...
January 10th, 2012 | Executive Travel, Holidays | Read More

ABS to Class Harvey Gulf’s Dual Fueled OSVs

(Houston, TX— 06  January) Harvey Gulf International Marine has selected ABS as the class society for its two new dual fueled LNG-powered offshore supply vessels (OSVs) being constructed at Trinity Offshore LLC. The vessels will be among the first to be classed under the ABS Guide for Propulsion...
January 9th, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

Brookes Bell draws on inner strength

Brookes Bell draws on inner strength
  Colin Kershaw Brookes Bell Group – the marine, scientific and technical consultants and surveyors – has laid out a new strategy that will enhance its existing wide-ranging expertise with recent acquisitions and ventures that have significantly broadened its capabilities. Within the last...
January 9th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, People and Places, Technical | Read More

Orchids of Chios, Inouses and Psara

The original book was published partly to raise awareness concerning unanswered questions raised, regarding the true taxonomic status of many Chios orchids, during the ‘Second European Congress on Hardy Orchids’ held in Chios in 2005. Subsequent visits to Chios by eminent orchid specialists...
January 9th, 2012 | Books, Environment | Read More

EEDI Calculator information

The BIMCO Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Calculator incorporates reference lines and future limits for the Required EEDI that some ship types have to meet in the future. Careful analysis of the adopted regulation text in MEPC.203(62) compared with draft guidelines submitted to the 62nd meeting...
January 9th, 2012 | BIMCO | Read More

Shareholders of Hamworthy voted in favour of acquisition by Wärtsilä Corporation

Wärtsilä Corporation, Company Announcement, 9 January 2012, at 4.50 pm (EET) – Wärtsilä is pleased to announce that, at both the Court Meeting and General Meeting of Hamworthy plc held earlier today in relation to Wärtsilä’s recommended acquisition of Hamworthy by way of Scheme of...
January 9th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

New Education and Training Forum launched for London Company Market

A new Education and Training Forum for London Market companies has been established by the International Underwriting Association (IUA). The forum is designed to promote excellence in insurance and reinsurance knowledge. It will enable IUA members to meet regularly and encourage good staff development...
January 9th, 2012 | Associations | Read More

LRQA chosen by the Direct Marketing Association to audit its DataSeal information security standard throughout the United Kingdom

Business Assurance experts appointed sole auditors of the DMA’s data security management standard  – Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) has been selected by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) to act as the sole auditor of its DataSeal standard, which promotes and enhances data...
January 8th, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

VIDEOTEL calls for effective training and regulation to avoid tragedy when shipping dangerous bulk cargoes

Can test Whatever the cause of the recent loss of the “Vinalines Queen” and crew, the message for the industry is a stark one – greater enforcement of the regulations laid down in the IMSBC (International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargo) code is essential, together with effective training...
January 8th, 2012 | Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Act now to save life in and above our seas –

Act now to save life in and above our seas –
Act now to save life in and above our seas* by Kate Sugar Despite having signed up to designate a network of Marine Protected Areas around the British Isles by 2012, to save its marine wildlife, the UK government recently confirmed that the UK will not have a completed network of MPAs until at least...
January 6th, 2012 | Comment, Oceanology | Read More

Supporting Typhoon Relief Efforts in Mindanao, the Philippines – update

Supporting Typhoon Relief Efforts in Mindanao, the Philippines – update
MOL Training Ship Spirit of MOL Transports Aid Supplies; Volunteer Work on Site TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that its training ship, the Spirit of MOL (*1) has delivered aid supplies to Misamis Oriental Province on Mindanao Island, the Philippines, which...
January 6th, 2012 | News | Read More

Gibdock digs deep to repair Pullmantur Zenith

Gibdock digs deep to repair Pullmantur Zenith
Pullmantor Zenith at Gibdock Gibdock’s growing reputation as one of the leading cruise ship repair and refurbishment centres in the Mediterranean has been enhanced by the docking of the 42, 255 gt, 1992-built Pullmantur Zenith. The vessel arrived in Gibraltar on November 7th for work that had to...
January 6th, 2012 | Cruise Industry, Shiprepair | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Nigeria, all ports – Possible National Strike in Nigeria DATE: January 06, 2012-COUNTRY: Nigeria-PORT: all ports-Possible National Strike in Nigeria Please be informed that as a result of the removal of subsidy...
January 6th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ClassNK Issues World’s First Approval for Alternative Coating System for Ballast Tanks under PSPC

Tokyo – ClassNK announced today that it had awarded type approval for the world’s first alternative coating system under PSPC (Performance Standard for Protective Coatings) for ballast tanks to a single coating system manufactured by Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd. This approval is the...
January 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More