New global project to address bioinvasions via ships’ hulls

A new global project to help protect marine ecosystems from the negative effects of invasive aquatic species has been given the go-ahead for preparation. The GloFouling Partnerships project – a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) – will address the transfer of […]

Norsafe secures its largest ever offshore LSA contract

Norsafe has secured its largest ever offshore contract to supply lifesaving appliances to ENI’s Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) facility located in Area 4, approximately 50 km from the Mozambique coast. The order is to deliver eight freefall systems containing five GES 50 MKIII with HD-50 davits and three GES 45 with HD-45 davits, to […]

ICS publishes new Personal Training and Service Record Book for seafarers

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published a new edition of its widely used Personal Training and Service Record Book, to help qualified seafarers and their employers maintain a comprehensive record of training and seagoing service. “Good record keeping of training and seagoing experience is essential to support a seafarer’s career at sea, and […]

Indian Register of Shipping gains major recognitions from US Coast Guard and European Union

Classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has gained important recognition from US Coast Guard as well as European Union. Hot on the heels of its accreditation for EU MRV services from RvA (an EU notified body), Indian Register of Shipping has been recommended authorisation as a ‘Recognised Organisation’ to undertake statutory surveys and certification […]

Multraship strengthens Black Sea presence with Multratug switch to Bourgas

Towage and salvage specialist Multraship is further strengthening its prominent position in the Black Sea region by transferring its state-of-the-art Damen-built tugboat Multratug 26 to the Bulgarian port of Bourgas for operation by its 100% owned subsidiary, Bourgas Tug Service. Pepijn Nuijten, joint Managing Director of Multraship, said: “Multraship believes very strongly in the strategic […]

Poole Harbour Commissioners receive Ministerial visit to the Port of Poole

Poole Harbour Commissioners received a special Parliamentary visit to the Port of Poole South Quay harbour expansion from Robin Walker, Minister for the Department for Exiting the European Union. The Worcester MP met with Jim Stewart, CEO Poole Harbour Commissioners, along with representatives from the fisheries, tourism and shipping sectors in Poole. Discussions were held […]

New website for Isle of Man Ship Registry

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has launched a new website to further raise the Registry’s profile and attract more customers to the Isle of Man. The website has been redesigned to give users an enhanced experience when browsing the site, better demonstrating the Ship Registry’s different service offerings. It is also designed to be […]