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RSS Sir David Attenborough Delivered to LR Class

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Britain’s new polar research ship, the RSS Sir David Attenborough, has been formally presented with Lloyd's Register (LR) certification after a four-year-long construction period, the classification society said.The high-profile vessel, the U.K.’s largest commercial newbuild for over 30 years,

Sterling PlanB Gains DNV Type Approval for Preventing Thermal Runaway

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Marine energy storage company Sterling PlanB (SPBES) said it is now fully certified under new 2020 class rules for commercial vessel batteries set out by classification society DNV.As an early adopter of the certification, SPBES becomes one of the first energy storage solutions (ESS) providers to adhere to the new testing standard,

ClassNK Releases new PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Software

ClassNK released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.8.0.0 developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). The new version incorporates the latest rule amendments to CSR BC & OT including the ones based on feedback from the industry.

ABS Publishes Guidance on Methanol as Marine Fuel

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ABS has published guidance on methanol as marine fuel, evaluating the challenges in design and operation of methanol-fueled vessels.The latest in an ongoing series of ABS sustainability focused whitepapers examining different fuel options for the marine industry, Methanol as Marine Fuel provides information

ClassNK Grants Its fFrst Remote Survey Notation

The Online Certificate Delivery Ceremony: (Top right: Takakage Imai, President, MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd.; Bottom right: Master of M/V “Orca Ace”, Capt. Sergey Nichiporenko; Bottom left: Satoshi Fujii, General Manager, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.; Top left: Yoshinori Kozeki, Corporate Officer, ClassNK)

ClassNK granted its Remote Survey (RMSV) notation for ORCA ACE, PCC operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and managed by MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. (MOLSHIP). This is the first vessel on ClassNK’s registry to be marked with RMSV notation.To provide a proper guidance for remote surveys using ICT,

LR Announces Maritime Executive Leadership Appointments

Mark Darley (Photo: LR)

Among his first key appointments since taking the helm of Lloyd’s Register (LR) in January, Chief Executive Nick Brown has named three new members of LR’s executive leadership team: Mark Darley as Business Director, Marine and Offshore, Andy McKeran as Business Director, Maritime Performance Services

DNV GL Sees 'Safety Gaps' on Path to Digitalization, Decarbonization

The white paper identifies a looming “safety gap” between shipping’s existing approach to safety risks and its ambitions for greater digitalization and the adoption of alternative fuels. (Image: DNV GL)

A new approach to safety is necessary along the maritime industry's rapid transition to a decarbonized, digitally smart future, says classification society DNV GL in a new white paper released Tuesday.The white paper, “Closing the safety gap in an era of transformation”, identifies a

ABS Chairman Wiernicki Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Christopher J. Wiernicki (Photo: ABS)

Christopher J. Wiernicki, chairman, president and CEO of classification society ABS has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for innovative leadership in the design, engineering and operation of ships and offshore structures.Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

Bureau Veritas Certifies 3D Printed Propeller

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Bureau Veritas (BV) said it has certified a new-generation 3D printed propeller manufactured by Naval Group for a Tripartite-class minehunter vessel.“This technology is promising and opens the room for further, more complex, innovations in additive manufacturing,” Laurent Leblanc, Senior

MAC Rebranded as Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

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Testing, inspection and certification group Bureau Veritas (BV) announced Friday that its MAC (Maritime Assurance & Consulting) will officially become Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore (BVS), the technical advisory, asset management, and assurance solutions partner dedicated to the marine and offshore energy markets.

DNV GL Awards AIP to KSOE for Wing Sail Propulsion

Rendering of the VLCC with the wings sails in place (Image: KSOE)

Classification society DNV GL said it has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for a new wing-sail auxiliary propulsion system for ships designed to help reduce shipping emissions and fuel burn.The wind-powered auxiliary propulsion system, designed for installation aboard many vessel types,

BV Grants AIP for GTT's Containership LNG Fuel Tank

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French naval engineering firm GTT announced it has obtained approval in principle (AiP) for the NO96 membrane containment system for liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tank application for ultra large container vessel (ULCV) from classification society Bureau Veritas (BV).GTT said it worked with BV to

Lloyd’s Register Names Members of Its Decarbonization Panel

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Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced the industry experts who have joined the advisory panel of its Maritime Decarbonization Hub, a dedicated center of excellence launched in October that aims to accelerate the safe, sustainable and cost-effective decarbonization of world shipping

HMD LNG Carrier Gets AIP From the Korean Register

Kim Yeon-tae, executive vice president of KR Technical Division (right) and Nam Young-joon, executive vice president of HMD, are taking commemorative photos at the certificate award ceremony. (Photo: KR)

The Korean Register (KR) has awarded Approval In Principle (AIP) for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier with a prismatic IMO type-B tank built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD). The ship is a small to medium-sized LNG carrier with a B-type cargo tank developed as a result of a technical collaboration project between KR and HMD,

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