DNV GL launches new RP on LNG bunkering

DNV GL is launching a new Recommended Practice (RP) on LNG Bunkering in the Middle East and South Asia. The launch in Doha is in conjunction with Qatar’s announcement that it is going to establish a strategy of supplying LNG as a marine fuel in Qatar and the other countries forming the Gulf Cooperation Council […]

New beacon aims to improve sea rescues

A new EPIRB (Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon) has been developed to make it easier to locate people in distress at sea. The new distress radio beacon, developed and manufactured in Norway, takes cross-bearings from multiple systems and several vessels can participate in search and rescue, so locating survivors becomes a lot more probable, said section […]

Bunker barge relocated to Galle to meet growing demand

GAC Bunker Fuels and its local partner in Sri Lanka, Interocean Energy (IOE), have moved the bunker barge MT Kandy to Galle to meet growing demand for bunker supplies at the port on the southern tip of the island nation. Thanks to its proximity to international east-west shipping lanes, Galle is a popular choice for […]

ITIC issues fake agency accounts warning

ITIC has issued a warning to shipping and transport intermediaries about a scam currently being perpetrated whereby pre-funded port costs are being diverted to a fake bank account. In each case the party due to make the payment has received an email advising that the agent’s bank account is inoperable because of their annual audit. […]

MPE Interiors completes outfitting of rescue vessel the Ocean Tay

Birkenhead-based maritime sector contractor MPE Interiors has completed an outfitting contract for North East shipyard operator UK Docks, aboard the offshore support vessel Ocean Tay. MPE carried out the refurbishment works at Wear Dock & Engineering in Sunderland as part of a conversion to the Ocean Tay, a 63-m (207-ft) Class A Emergency Response and […]

ABS selected for LNG bunker barges

LNG America has selected the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as the classification society for North America’s first LNG bunker barges, currently being designed by Jensen Maritime. ABS will assist LNG America in working with shipbuilders and regulators in developing these first-of-their-kind barges that meet or exceed all technical and regulatory requirements. “We are pleased […]

ISS appoints Senior Vice President, Procurement and Operations Integration

Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has announced the appointment of Matthew Phelps as Senior Vice President, Procurement and Operations Integration. Reporting to Suren Thadani, Chief Operations Officer of Integration Services at ISS, Mr Phelps will head up an experienced global team of experts in the fields of procurement and operations excellence and will […]

New training programme advises on working with maritime security guards

It is easy to forget that the use of Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) has only become commonplace in the last few years and that the selection and deployment of armed guards is still an unknown quantity for many operators and crew. In response to this, Videotel has made a new addition to its armoury […]