RS issues the first Polar Ship Certificate

The first Polar Ship Certificate was issued by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). The document was released by Murmansk Branch on 22 December, 2016 in the port of Murmansk to the tanker Shturman Albanov, owned by SCF Group. In connection with the Polar Code entering into force, the compliance with the requirements thereof […]

ClassNK releases amendments to class rules

Classification society ClassNK yesterday (Tuesday) released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. ClassNK is constantly revising its Rules and Guidance in order to reflect the latest results from relevant research and development projects, feedback from damage investigations, requests from industry as well as changes made to relevant […]

Alfa Laval PureBallast now has US Coast Guard type approval

Alfa Laval received US Coast Guard (USCG) type approval for the third generation of its ballast water treatment system, PureBallast on 23rd December. The approval allows ship owners who deballast in United States waters to make a confident choice of treatment technology. The USCG based its type approval of PureBallast on CMFDA/FDA testing conducted at […]