• The Panama Ship Registry Continues To Adapt Its...

    The Panama Ship Registry continues its leadership position worldwide, ranking first among the 10 most important merchant fleets by flag registry and gross tonnage, according to the latest World Fleet Monitor from the Clarksons Research database.


    Following the launch at SMM last year, global Survival Technology solutions provider Survitec has announced that its new Marine Evacuation System (MES) Life Ark has received full-type approval from classification society Bureau Veritas.

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    The AiP confirms that the vessel design meets the technical requirements and safety standards following a Hazard Identification Study on the associated risks of using ammonia as a fuel. The award comes as a result of a collaboration agreement Sumitomo Corporation and Oshima Shipbuilding signed in December 2021.

  • ClassNK Issues AiP for A-FSRB by NYK Line, Nihon...

    ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an ammonia floating storage and regasification barge (A-FSRB) jointly developed by NYK Line, Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. (NSY), and IHI Corporation (IHI). This is the world's first AiP for A-FSRBs handling ammonia as cargo.

  • Indian Register of Shipping Review of 2022 and...

    2022 has been another significant and positive year for Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) as the organisation goes from strength to strength. IRS has once again achieved strong and sustained business growth with inroads into new markets. The last 12 months has seen fleet addition of over 200 ships with more than 7 million GT – and an increased global geographical presence.

  • DNV and RSI launch Baltic and North Sea green...

    The RSI members see a strong need for green newbuilds to replace the ageing shortsea fleet operating in the Baltic and North Sea dry bulk trade and beyond. Many of the vessels are expected to reach the end of their economic life in the next five to 10 years. The study, supported by R&D funding from the Swedish traffic administration Trafikverket, aims to accelerate the energy transition in the regional sea trade by identifying opportunities for green fleet renewal through transport systems analysis and interaction with cargo owners, shipowners, suppliers, and authorities.

  • KR Unveils Port State Control Mobile App ‘KR PSC...

    With the start of the new year, Korean Register (KR) has launched the ‘KR PSC ADVISER’ mobile app to help customers prepare for Port State Control (PSC) inspections. The new service is designed to reduce the risk of PSC detentions by providing the latest PSC information in real-time and allowing seafarers to easily keep abreast of PSC checklists with a single app.


Philippa Charlton: Leading by example for female maritime professionals

Challenging times call for agility, resilience, and innovative solutions. Speaking exclusively to Marasi News, Phillipa Charlton, Chief Marketing Officer, Lloyd’s Register shared insights on how the maritime and offshore industry responded to challenges co-existing with Covid-19, the current geopolitical uncertainties, and related to ensuring a more inclusive environment


IRS undertakes classification services for Floating Dock and New Generation OPVs at Goa Shipyard

The leading classification society, Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), is providing classification services for two major new construction ‘naval’ projects at Goa Shipyard Ltd.

A 120m long Floating Dock is being built for the Sri Lankan Navy, under a grant from India.  The design and construction of the Floating Dock will be certified by IRS, which will bring to bear its prior experience in certification of floating docks.