Bureau Veritas launches Wind Farm Service Ships guidance

International classification society Bureau Veritas has published guidance for designers and builders of Wind Farm Service Ships. Maxime Pachot, offshore service vessel manager at Bureau Veritas, said: “Although some of the existing Offshore Service Vessel fleet can perform the tasks necessary for developing and maintaining offshore wind farms, we see an increasing need for specialist […]

Videotel and Bimco extend joint e-learning initiative oceanwide

Videotel Marine International and BIMCO are delighted to announce the extension of its ground-breaking venture offering the BIMCO eLearning Diploma Programme (BeDP) throughout the entire Videotel on Demand (VOD) fleet. This new facility allows ship officers onboard to study the same BeDP modules as their shore based colleagues, whatever their on board duties and sailing […]

ABS Endows Chair in Ocean Engineering at UC Berkeley

Classification society ABS has established the American Bureau of Shipping Endowed Chair in Ocean Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley). Professor Ronald W. Yeung has received the inaugural appointment to this chair for a five-year term, effective 1st July 2012 to 30th June 2017. ABS […]