Classification societies play an integral part in maintaining the safety and technical standards of the global fleet.
In 2010, the IMO adopted MSC.1/Circ.1353, a revised guideline for the preparation of cargo securing manuals (CSM), as referred to in Appendix 2 of the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing from 2011. Compared to the previous MSC/Circ.745, new requirements were introduced which include a record book for maintenance of lashing gear and the cargo safe access plan (CSAP).
expected increase in worldwide gas supply coinciding with an expected cut in output from oil producers may lead to heavy fuel oil (HFO) disappearing from the market by 2025
Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the Ultranav Group have agreed that 61 managed ships, and ships under construction, will join the 67 ships already classified with LR.
Tasneef has competitive qualities which contribute to its forefront status in the inspection and quality certification sector.
A solar-powered process called Enhanced Oil Recovery is about to power one of the world’s largest solar parks at an oilfield in Oman, set to be fully functional by the end of 2017. The project will transform water into steam for injection into the Omani oilfield, powered by 1-gigawatt of completely renewable solar-thermal energy.
The 40-year-old cargo ship El Faro, which disappeared in the Caribbeanthis month with 33 people onboard, was about four times older than the global average.
Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” successfully participated in the Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East: a leading event in the region for the workboat and offshore marine industries that took place in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has announced that its new Mark V LNG containment system has received general approval from the Lloyd’s Register classification society. Mark V technology also recently received approval from DNV-GL.