Dedicated "Flying Squads" with experienced surveyors is one element in a Five Point Plan launched by DNV to step up the efforts to remove substandard shipping. "DNV considers quality the single most important factor to improve safety and serious quality cases the biggest threat to the public confidence in shipping," says Tor Svensen, COO of DNV's Classification activities.
Besides the activation of a dedicated "Flying Squad," the Five Point Plan includes upgraded monitoring of Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement (UTM) companies, improved targeting system for potential substandard ships, actions towards high risk flags and a strengthening of resources and competence within DNV.
Regarding DNV's pledge for a stricter approval program for companies delivering Ultrasonic Thickness Measurements (UTM), Svensen explained the company's plans. "The quality of the UTM companies represents one weak point in the safety chain of international shipping. Surveys based on incorrect UTM results represent a risk for misjudgments in the planning and execution of the surveys," he said.
DNV's new approval program introduces a performance rating of each UTM company. In addition, one-man UTM companies will no longer be accepted, and a DNV surveyor will also be onboard to personally verify the measurements, and approval certificates will be cancelled for companies not performing according to the requirements.
A special targeting scheme for potentially substandard ships has so far this year been instrumental in leading up to the deletion of 32 vessels due to violation of rules and regulations, with 40 ships presently under special surveillance.
The final element in the Five Point Plan is a strengthening of resources and competence within DNV.
"We are in the process of employing an additional 40 surveyors as part of our quality drive. Extraordinary investments of $10 million in quality measures show that we are stepping up our efforts to fight substandard shipping, knowing that this is the only way to improve safety," Svensen says.
Since Corroless International launched its specialist corrosion control systems into the marine industry in the early part of 1991, one particular aspect of the company's service has made it stand out— project management. Corroless's in-depth project management services have now been further
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Louis W. Gomlick, president of Penn International Marine Agencies, Ltd. (PIMA), New York, recently announced that PIMA has been appointed the exclusive agent in the U.S. for Companhia Brasileria De Raparos (COBRENA) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; exclusive worldwide agent for Mechanical Resources Inc.
After 75 years another first: An MR-sponsored 6U T-Ball Team West Palm Beach - The boys of summer are now proudly wearing the red & black of Maritime Reporter. With this publication’s backing, a 6U T-ball team is setting course for a championship. This fleet of tiny titans drops anchor at Phipps Park in
MR spent time with Graham Couser, VP of Sales and Marketing, Grand Bahama Shipyard Ltd. (GBSL), for updates and insights on how this yard is faring in the current market and investing for the future. As the largest ship repair yard in the Caribbean, Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited, Couser said the yard is
Harken Industrial to manufacture and distribute C-Hero Man Overboard Rescue System.The USCG (SubM) option boats are required to perform a MOB drill for the USCG at the time of COI. In 137.215 (4) a surveyor has to examine systems in support of drills and training to ensure that it operates as intended.
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. Within this piece, we’ll outline the best of three different recent deliveries.North Beach VFD, Chesapeake, MDNorth Beach chose the Moose Boats M1-46 Fire Rescue Catamaran for their many needs. And those needs are plenty. The new vessel will be based in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland and serve as a search and rescue
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. Lake Assault Delivers Multi-Mission Craft to Secaucus, NJ The Secaucus (NJ) Fire Department has placed a 28- foot Lake Assault Boats ? re? ghting and rescue craft into service. The department’s ? re? ghting and emergency re- sponse area includes a large portion of the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers (and
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Grunion (SS-216) was a Gato-class submarine commissioned on April 11, 1942. On her way through the Caribbean to her ? rst posting in Pearl Harbor she rescued 16 survivors from USAT Jack, which had been torpedoed by a U-boat. Her ? rst war patrol was, unfortunately, also her last. Sent to the Aleutian
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