Barriers for adoption of energy...

Mohammud Hanif Dewan 1,2 & Omar Yaakob 2,3 & Aini Suzana 4 Received: 9 November 2016 /Accepted: 7 March...

Barriers for adoption of energy efficiency operational measures in shipping industry
posted on: Apr 20, 2018

CORRUPTION IN BANGLADESH MERCHANT MARINE...

CORRUPTION IN BANGLADESH MERCHANT MARINE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (BMMOA) April 19, 2018 Based on a taped telephone message, we learned...

CORRUPTION IN BANGLADESH MERCHANT MARINE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (BMMOA)
posted on: Apr 20, 2018

Shipping chief engineer sent to...

Shipping chief engineer sent to jail Published : Saturday, 14 April, 2018 Court Correspondent SM Nazmul Huq, chief engineer...

Shipping chief engineer sent to jail
posted on: Apr 19, 2018

Upgrade to lubricant tool measures...

Upgrade to lubricant tool measures fuel sulphur content, too Thu 12 Apr 2018 by Craig Jallal, tankers and markets...

posted on: Apr 19, 2018

Alfa Laval achieves G8 certification

posted on: Apr 19, 2018

Alfa Laval achieves G8 certification Sun 18 Feb 2018 A stable and well-prepared supplier is crucial for long-term compliance in ballast water treatment Having listened to customer concerns and closely followed legislative developments, Alfa Laval began biological efficacy testing according to the new revised G8 guidelines, which are more in line with the stringent US Coast Guard requirements. After review and reporting by DNV GL on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Authority, Alfa Laval received the industry’s first revised G8 certificate on 2 February 2018. The revised G8 guidelines enter into force on 28 October 2020....

Are you ready for tanker damage stability control compliance?...

posted on: Apr 19, 2018

Are you ready for tanker damage stability control compliance? Tue 17 Apr 2018 by Craig Jallal, tankers and markets editor Is the tanker fleet ready to meet the damage stability control requirements applicable in January 2021? In 2014, IMO adopted guidelines for demonstrating compliance with the requirements for stability control on tankers, chemical carriers and gas carriers. Waivers are available, but the reality seems to be that vessels need to have loading computers capable of verifying compliance with intact and damage stability requirements. Under IMO’s rules, oil tankers, chemical carriers and product tankers should carry stability instruments and have the appropriate software. The stability instrument must be approved by a classification society or the flag administration and comply with the performance standards recommended by IMO. The loading instrument should have a document of approval that clearly reflects this capability. The guidelines apply to newbuildings built after 1 January 2016....

Sixteen Abandoned Seafarers, and Sixteen More

posted on: Apr 19, 2018

Sixteen Abandoned Seafarers, and Sixteen More Ukrainian seafarers. Credit ITF A legal dispute has left 15 Indian seafarers and one Pakistani seafarer stranded onboard a tanker off the UAE for over a year. Meanwhile, another 16 Ukrainian seafarers who were stranded off Casablanca have now been paid and repatriated. The crew of the Panama-flagged tanker MT Zoya 1, currently moored 15 miles off the UAE,  have not been paid for four months. Their passports have been in the possession of UAE authorities since October 1, 2017 following a legal dispute with shipowner ECB International. Ship managers Aurum Ship Management has asked the owner to pay salaries and port fees as soon as possible, but the request has not been actioned. The men are being provided with food and water, and Indian diplomatic missions are currently working with local authorities to help resolve the situation. Two of the crew have...

Guidance for Polar Shipping

posted on: Apr 19, 2018

Guidance for Polar Shipping Interest in the polar regions is rising rapidly as the shipping season is lengthening. Maritime traffic has grown substantially, and sea ice loss is resulting in more variable conditions. As a result, even well-established ship operators are facing challenges. Operators also need to comply with new regulations, notably the Polar Code, which came into force last year. Recognizing that this is a critical time for polar shipping, The Nautical Institute has published a new edition of its highly acclaimed Polar Ship Operations – A Practical Guide, by Captain Duke Snider FNI. As a highly qualified ice navigator, Snider brings the full benefit of his extensive experience in polar shipping to describe the human, technical, environmental and operational challenges of transiting polar seas. Explaining the changes introduced for the Second Edition, he said: “Since the initial release of Polar Ship Operations in 2012, technology has continued to...

China Lands Military Aircraft at Disputed Island Base...

posted on: Apr 19, 2018

China Lands Military Aircraft at Disputed Island Base Xian Y-7 belonging to the PLAN (file image courtesy Sinodefense) Newly published photos show what appear to be two Chinese Xian Y-7 military transport aircraft parked at the airfield on Mischief Reef, a Chinese-built installation on a disputed South China Sea land feature. In 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged that China had no intention of militarizing its bases in the South China Sea. However, in December 2016, satellite imagery revealed that air defense weaponry had been installed on several of China’s installations in the Spratly Islands. Last week, in a rare direct acknowledgement, a spokesman for China’s ministry of defense asserted that China has a “natural right as a sovereign nation” to deploy its forces to the new bases. The new photos may be further confirmation that Beijing will openly use its artificial islands for military purposes. The images were released...

Dredger Hits Natural Gas Pipeline and Catches Fire...

posted on: Apr 19, 2018

Dredger Hits Natural Gas Pipeline and Catches Fire Image courtesy Maritime Throwdown / Facebook [Brief] On Tuesday evening, the cutter suction dredger Jonathan King Boyd hit a gas pipeline during dredging operations in Matagorda Bay, Texas, sparking a fire. All crewmembers were rescued by a nearby commercial vessel, and no injuries were reported. T&T Marine Salvage personnel confirmed late on Wednesday that the fire on board the vessel is extinguished, and the company is reviewing salvage plans to transit the dredging barge to Port Lavaca for removal of fuel and to complete a damage assessment. The natural gas pipeline fire has been extinguished and divers are preparing to assess the damage to secure and repair the pipeline. The Intracoastal Waterway remains closed to traffic between mile markers 468 and 474, along with the Matagorda Ship Channel from the entrance jetties to seven nm within the bay.  By MarEx...

Five Facts About Sustainable Ship Recycling

posted on: Apr 19, 2018

Five Facts About Sustainable Ship Recycling By Kanu Priya Jain 2018-04-16 Despite recycling a majority of tonnage annually, South Asian countries have been repeatedly questioned about the environmental viability of such activity. This is despite the fact that almost everything on an end-of-life and the ship itself is recycled and reused, which adds to the sustainability of our natural resources. Below, five facts are shared which exemplify the meaningful contribution of the ship recycling industry towards the environment and the society. 1. Boost to Local Economy The ship recycling industry in South Asia is associated with a huge downstream market for second-hand goods such as furniture, machinery, joinery, electrical equipment, household appliances, home décor, paints, hardware items, etc. This supports the concept of industrial ecology or industrial symbiosis as the outputs from ship recycling yards are utilized as inputs to small-scale industries working to refurbish items which are eventually...

BunkerEx: Say “No” to Scrubbers, For Now

posted on: Apr 19, 2018

BunkerEx: Say “No” to Scrubbers, For Now By Ishaan Hemnani 2018-04-16 It’s the question on everyone’s mind: how best to deal with the IMO’s 0.5 percent sulfur cap regulations? With just over 18 months to go until the deadline, decisions need to be made on capital investments for scrubbers and new builds now. Trafigura recently announced it would install scrubbers on all it’s new build tankers arriving in Q1 2019. Over the last few months, BunkerEx has been quietly forming a view based on extensive conversations with various stakeholders, research papers, articles and conferences. Our conclusion is that for now, scrubbers are not the answer. This is a view shared by giants such as Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd and Pacific Basin who have all publicly expressed their doubts. Below, we explore our reasons. 1. Increased availability of less than 0.5 percent fuel Due to the large gulf between HSFO and MGO...

Four Things to Know About MEPC72 Ballast Water Deliberations...

posted on: Apr 19, 2018

Four Things to Know About MEPC72 Ballast Water Deliberations MEPC 72 By Jad Mouawad 2018-04-17 IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) met between April 9 and 13, 2018 with a large number of documents related to the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention to be handled. Of the topics discussed, four of the most important were: 1. Sampling for compliance during commissioning 2. Should contingency measures be part of the BWM Plan? 3. Data gathering for the experience-building phase 4. Scaling Guidelines BWM.2/Circ.33 1. Validation of compliance of individual BWM systems with the D-2 standard in conjunction with their commissioning MEPC adopted earlier the principle of sampling and analysis during commissioning of individual BWM systems in order to verify that the installation is able to discharge water in compliance with the D-2 standard. This was discussed in detail during the MEPC 72 session, and the Review Group (BWRG) produced...

Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port: China’s $1 Billion White Elephant...

posted on: Apr 18, 2018

China’s $1 Billion White Elephant By Iain Marlow April 17, 2018 China Builds $1 Billion Port That Ships Don’t Use  This port cost China $1 billion but goes largely unused. @iainmarlow explains why #tictocnews Each year roughly 60,000 ships vital to the global economy sail through the Indian Ocean past a Chinese-operated port on the southern tip of Sri Lanka. Almost none of them stop to unload cargo. The eight-year-old Hambantota port — with almost no container traffic and trampled fences that elephants traverse with ease — has become a prime example of what can go wrong for countries involved in President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” trade and infrastructure initiative. Sri Lanka borrowed heavily to build the port, couldn’t repay the loans, and then gave China a 99-year lease for debt relief. The experience has fueled fears that Xi’s plans to finance more than $500 billion in projects could see...

জোর যার মেরিটাইম ইউনিভার্সিটি তার...

posted on: Apr 15, 2018

জোর যার মেরিটাইম ইউনিভার্সিটি তার ‎Minar Rashid‎ to Alumni Association of Bangladesh Marine Academy জোর যার মেরিটাইম ইউনিভার্সিটি তার মেরিটাইম জগতের সাথে সংশ্লিষ্ট সকলের মনে জিজ্ঞাসা, মেিরটাইম ইউনিভার্সিটি-টিকে কি উপঢৌকনের আইটেম হিসাবে ব্যবহার করা হচ্ছে ? ডিজিটাল যুগে এসে ক্রেষ্টের চেয়ে ক্যাশের গুরুত্ব ইতিমধ্যেই আমরা সবাই জেনে গেছি। এনালগ যুগে পুকুরের মাছ থেকে শুরু করে গাছের আম-কাঠাল-বেল -কলা-তাল-তেল সবই তো এই উপঢৌকনের আইটেম হিসাবে মজুদ ছিল । কেউ যদি কবুতর নিয়ে আসত তাহলে তো কথাই ছিল না । কারন ঘুষের বাজারে কবুতরের মাংসের উপরে জায়গা ছিল একমাত্র নারী মাংস। এই উপঢৌকন কত প্রকার ও কি কি, উদাহরনসহ তা নিয়ে এভাবে ভাবার কারন হচ্ছে দেশের একমাত্র মেরিটাইম বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়। কারন অনুমিত হচ্ছে যে ঐতিহ্যবাহী মেরিন একাডেমিটি এই ধরনের কবুতর হয়ে মেরিটাইম ইউনিভার্সিটিতে রূপান্তরিত হচ্ছে। বিমানের ককপিট কিংবা জাহাজের ব্রিজ কোনটিই সক্রেটিসদের মত মহাজ্ঞানী বা গুণীদের চায় না। এডমিরালদেরও চায় না। চায় শুধু একটু স্মার্ট ও ভিজিলিয়েন্ট হোমোসেপিয়ান যারা মেন্টালি,ফিজিকেলি, সাইকোলোজিকেলি, এরোনটিকেলি অথবা নটিকেলি...

Inadequate infrastructure fuels vessel congestion at Ctg port

Inadequate infrastructure fuels vessel congestion at Ctg port...

posted on: Apr 13, 2018

Inadequate infrastructure fuels vessel congestion at Ctg port April 12, 2018 | Filed under: Economy | Posted by: The Bangladesh Chronicle Edit This Post Insufficient infustructure at Chittagong port is causing vessel congestion and increasing the cost of doing business MD MANIK This is the second part of a series exploring the potential and the current limitations of Chittagong port. Three years ago, Bangladesh’s prime seaport Chittagong only saw vessel congestion during the period of budget announcement and Ramadan, but now the problem is continuous. Veteran seafarers using the port blamed the Chittagong Port Authority’s (CPA) negligence in developing the port’s infrastructure for the alarming crisis which is hurting not only the country’s export-import sector, but also the overall economic development. Delays in berthing According to CPA sources, as Chittagong port is a tidal port where vessels can move twice a day, a maximum of about 12 hours is needed for the berthing of a...

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