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Samsung's Ammonia-fueled Tanker Design Gets LR AIP

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An ammonia-fueled tanker design developed by South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has received approval in principle (AIP) from classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR).The project to develop the novel, emissions-slashing aframax tanker was announced in January as maritime stakeholders

ABS Introduces ‘Alternative Fuel Ready’ Guide

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Classification society ABS announced Tuesday it has introduced an ‘Alternative Fuel Ready’ approach to help shipowners prepare their fleets for the introduction of alternative fuels.Introduced through the newly published Guide for Gas and Other Low-Flashpoint Fuel Ready Vessels, the new

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,

Chevron Tanker Receives ABS SMART-MHM Notation

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ABS and Chevron Shipping Company LLC have embarked on a digital fleet management journey.As a first step, the Suezmax lightering vessel Pegasus Voyager has become the first vessel in Chevron’s fleet to qualify for the ABS maintenance optimization notation SMART-MHM (Machinery Health Monitoring), with more vessels expected to follow.

ClassNK Releases “Guidelines for Digital Smart Ship”

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ClassNK released its “Guidelines for Digital Smart Ship” which stipulates the procedures for class notations for ships with advanced digital technology. The guidelines are part of the society's new initiative, "Innovation Endorsement", aiming to certify innovations utilizing digital technology.The "Digital

ABS, LR Update Common Structural Rules Software

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Common Structural Rules Software LLC (CSR), a joint venture company formed by ABS and Lloyd’s Register (LR), has updated its products to comply with the latest Rule Change Notice (RCN) from the International Association of Classification Societies.The CSR Prescriptive Analysis (PA) and CSR Finite

ABS and SHI Target End-to-End 3D Model-Based Class Process

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ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) are working together to deliver Korea’s first end-to-end 3D model-based class process, encompassing engineering and survey.The signing of a new joint development project (JDP) to develop 3D model-based surveys follows ABS and SHI’s development of a paperless 3D model-based design and review process,

Bureau Veritas Launches Online Maritime Training Courses

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Bureau Veritas (BV) says it has launched the BVS eAcademy to provide online learning for marine and offshore energy markets across the globe.Led by BV Solutions Marine & Offshore (BVS M&O), BVS eAcademy offering more than 25 maritime courses developed from BV’s own internal training academy which,

ClassNK Publishes Maritime Cyber Security Guidelines

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Japan-based classification society ClassNK has released the second edition of its Guidelines for Designing Cyber Security Onboard Ships outlining current best practices for newbuild design.In the latest iteration, which is available to download at no cost via ClassNK’s website, the control measures

BV Opens Remote Survey Center in Singapore

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Bureau Veritas (BV) has opened a new remote survey center in Singapore, with more new locations to follow, as the testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services provider continues its digital transformation and push to prove remote class services amid travel restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

BV Appoints Gregg-Smith as China Chief Executive

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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

ClassNK Amends Class Rules

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Classification society ClassNK has released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships.The 48 amendments were issued on 3June 30, including the following items:Regarding “Oil-lubricated Propeller Shafts Kind 1”, the notation requirements to affix

Seaspan Completes Remote DoC Audit with DNV GL

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The world’s largest container tonnage provider has become the latest vessel owner to benefit from classification society DNV GL’s remote audit capabilities, as the impact of the global COVID-19 crisis continues to spur the increased use of remote survey services globally.Under a Hong Kong flag special authorization,

ABS Grants AIP to Dual Deadweight Bulker

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Classification society ABS said it  granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to a dual deadweight neo-panamax bulk carrier design from the StandShip Joint Development Partnership (JDP).Available in 86,000- and 95,000-deadweight-ton design options, the bulk carrier is intended to be ready to order ‘off

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