Rigid Vetting Protocols

  • The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has forwarded to its field surveyors worldwide survey instructions relating to the enforcement provisions of the 1978 Protocol to the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Copies of these instructions also have been given to owners of all vessels in ABS classification.

    Under the provisions of the '78 Protocol, c o n t r a c t i n g countries have elected to require mandatory annual surveys rather than u n s c h e d u l e d surveys, though some countries maintain the right to require both. The mandatory annual survey includes requirements covered separately in the Safety Construction and Safety Equipment Surveys specified in SOLAS '74, as well as other items usually reserved to port state inspections.

    The annual survey will also cover items required for the International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate under terms of the International Conference on Marine Pollution 1974 (MARPOL) and its 1978 Protocol when that convention comes into force.

    ABS is authorized by many governments to conduct surveys and issue certificates in accordance with SOLAS '74, as well as for other international conventions.

  • Sanddalsringen 5b, 103 Midtun, 5828 Bergen, Norway Tel: +47 55604800 Email: aanderaa.info@xyleminc.com Website: www.aanderaa.com CEO: Gretchen W. McClain # of Employees: 93   Aanderaa Data Instruments AS, a Xylem brand, headquartered in Bergen, Norway, designs, manufactures and sells sensors

  • Sanddalsringen 5b, Midtun, 5828 Bergen, Norway T: +47 55 60 48 00 E: aanderaa.info@xyleminc.com Website: http://www.aanderaa.com CEO: Patrick Decker No. of Employees: 90 Aanderaa’s roots were formed in the need to make reliable measurements in the earth’s most harsh environments. Founded in the

  • the outside diameter of the pipe they are attached to.    A six inch valve assembly that utilizes a grooved-end butterfly valve, grooved-end pipe and two rigid couplings to connect the components weighs approximately 35 pounds, representing a 58 percent weight reduction over the flanged assembly. Beyond this

  • Norb Whitlock, President and COO of American Commercial Barge Line LLC, said, "Today, we took another step to better position ACBL to emerge from Chapter 11 when we implemented a broad-based organizational restructuring that resulted in the release of 20 employees and the elimination of 12 open

  • EvoLogics extended its ranges of underwater acoustic modems (S2CR series) and combined positioning and communication devices (S2CR USBL series), with new products - the S2CR 42/65 and S2CR 42/65 USBL, high-speed devices with hemispherical beam patterns for transmissions in vertical, slant and horizontal

  • TORM’s leadership philosophy is the basis for its focused marine recruitment and human resources strategy. Rich in history, forward-thinking in its approach, the firm leverages both as it comes together in One TORM.    Simon Frank is Vice President and Head of Global Marine HR in TORM A/S. Beginning his

  • Even as ship vetting and risk management techniques evolve, defining the human element of the equation nevertheless remains ever elusive.   If the vast majority of shipping casualties are a function of ‘human error,’ then it is also true that the effort to identify, define – and mitigate – the risk that

  • Trojan Technologies announced that the Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) product suite has obtained IMO Type Approval from DNV on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate. “We are the largest UV company in the world, and are committed to providing pioneering water treatment technologies that

  • Global underwater maintenance and repair service provider Subsea Global Solutions LLC provides maintenance and inspection services as well as large equipment and weld repairs. From in-water surveys, propeller polishing and in-water hull cleaning, to complex class-approved permanent ship repairs (propellers

  • Halmatic, one of the leading U.K. commercial and military boatbuilders, has announced a contract to supply four Pacific 32 wheelhouse rigid inflatable boats, three Arctic 22 rigid inflatable boats and one RTK Marine 29-ft. (9-m) Logistic Support Boat to the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). The

  • —Literature Offered The Zodiac Hurricane Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB) combines the wave cutting capability of a rigid hull with the safety features of an inflatable, creating an ideal rescue boat. Based on a design by Admiral Hoare, former director of England's Royal National Lifeboat Institute

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    July 2019 - Marine News page: 37

    ment on future program development. Captain Sean T. Brady is the Chief of the Coast Guard’s Of? ce of Operating and Environmental Standards (OES). Brady’s of? ce is responsible for developing the maritime regulatory standards required by international treaties and U.S. statutes, regulations, and policy.

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    June 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 10

    I INSIGHTS: GOVERNMENT UPDATE Dennis L. Bryant Dennis Bryant is with Bryant’s Maritime Consulting, and a regular contributor to Maritime Reporter & Engineering News as well as online at MaritimeLogisticsProfessional.com. dennis.l.bryant@gmail.com Measles & Quarantine easles is a highly conta- suspect

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    June 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 39

    breaks down, the data is securely stored on the local drive and and start the data processing right away. It is also possible to once the connection is re-established the image re-appears on use automated tools such as CARIS on-board or Qimera Live the monitoring terminal. for immediate processing

  • MT Apr-19#57 come one of the principal innovators 
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    April 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 57

    come one of the principal innovators in the subsea imaging and measure- ment industry. It is headquartered is in BIRNS, Inc. Kildare, Ireland with of? ces in the U.S., BIRNS started out in the subsea the U.K., China and Australia. industry creating underwater cam- Currently the company is building

  • MT May-19#56 Tech Comms, Telemetry, Data Processing
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    May 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 56

    Tech Comms, Telemetry, Data Processing and IMU). Since 2012, the Norway- tion, including choice of output unit, and custom engineering. Two of the based company has been under the sampling frequency, ? lter settings and company’s most recent innovations ownership of a Switzerland-based in- RS422

  • MR May-19#79 BWMS: Special Advertorial
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    May 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 79

    BWMS: Special Advertorial How to Engineer a Reliable Ballast Water Management System By Pete Thompson, V.P. of Operations, Ecochlor Electrical engineer performs FAT on the Ecochlor treatment system generators at the new ProFlow manufacturing factory in North Haven, Connecticut USA. he ability of Ballast

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    March 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 47

    S SIMULATION: TRAINING & EDUCATION 1-on-1 with Captain Ted Morley All Images Courtesy MPT “Z-drive training is still a larger driver as more and more new tugs are coming online. Additionally, liquid cargo simulations are becoming increasingly important in the industry.” Captain Ted Morley, COO, Academi

  • MT Mar-19#23 Richard Heard.
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    March 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 23

    Richard Heard. ter decisions.” The Phase 2 work hopes to address Signi? cant ? ndings of the ? rst phase some of these concerns. Its main objec- work, which involved 16 science insti- tives are to, one, understand the role of tutes across Europe and eight oil major man-made structures as an inter-con-

  • MP Q1-19#55 AAPA recommendations AAPA Survey: Sustainable funding for)
    Jan/Feb 2019 - Maritime Logistics Professional page: 55

    AAPA recommendations AAPA Survey: Sustainable funding for PSgP Needed • Fund the PSGP at a minimum of AAPA members identifed $4 billion in port security fund- $400 million annually. ing needs for U.S. port authorities alone over the next 10 • Keep the administration of the Port Security Grant years

  • MP Q1-19#27 At Ponant, we vet each location that we go to prior)
    Jan/Feb 2019 - Maritime Logistics Professional page: 27

    At Ponant, we vet each location that we go to prior, during and after our visits. Our goal is to always be as eco friendly on and of of our vessels, to our oceans, and respectful to the places that we visit. Hopefully, we leave each place just as it was before we arrived, yet better via contributing to

  • MP Q1-19#26 CRUISE MARkETS
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    Jan/Feb 2019 - Maritime Logistics Professional page: 26

    CRUISE MARkETS Another way of defning the market is that they ofer unique experiences, with emphasis on unique, focusing on the natural and cultural environments by visiting environmentally sensitive areas. They capitalize on their small size and shallow draft and low passenger numbers to go where the

  • MR Jan-19#10 I
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    January 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 10

    I INSIGHTS: GOVERNMENT UPDATE Dennis L. Bryant Dennis Bryant is with Bryant’s Maritime Consulting, and a regular contributor to Maritime Reporter & Engineering News as well as online at MaritimeProfessional.com. dennis.l.bryant@gmail.com VIDA & BWMS Reform The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act of 2018

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    January 2019 - Marine News page: 60

    . Active Duty Ser- inspect all galley equipment daily to tion, production and presentation of vice Members (ADSMs) must submit ensure safe operation, rigid sanitation meals, to include ensuring that dining a certi? cation (i.e., statement of ser- and proper maintenance standards areas, salad bar, dessert

  • MP Q4-18#38 REGULATORY REVIEW
Coast Guard Proposes Annual 
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    Nov/Dec 2018 - Maritime Logistics Professional page: 38

    REGULATORY REVIEW Coast Guard Proposes Annual Great Lakes Pilotage Increase “When somebody says it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.” – H.L. Mencken, American journalist and essayist, 1880-1956. By Tom Ewing his report is about Great Lakes pilotage rates. It’s all about referred to as ‘‘salties

  • MN Dec-18#53 PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS
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    December 2018 - Marine News page: 53

    PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS KVH Industries AAPA Fieldman Cohen Yoseph Noble Nagle Bruun Friedman Woodhead Cernak Mr. Lee was sworn in to a seat on the rine Group team, and has also served Bouchard’s Cohen seven-member Board. Lee, President in positions of progressive leadership Promoted to Director of

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    December 2018 - Marine News page: 23

    When Operators and service pro- Richard Paine is a licensed mariner, fessionals gather as they do at the certi? ed TSMS & AWO-RCP Lead Green Apple Spill Response Exercise Auditor and DPA with over 20 years and other similar events, they not of maritime and auditing experience watch in the midst of a

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    November 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 91

    where air is pulled Working decks accommodate a rescue ? tting to meet the mission, from water ter.” from outside and meter tested. craft as well as a rigid-hulled in? atable monitors for ? re ? ghting to machine gun Endeavour ran workers to Venezuela Air is ? ltered coming in with no out- boat (RHIB)

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    November 2018 - Marine News page: 85

    must be detailed in a written control plan, which should include speci? c tasks and those responsible for imple- menting the changes to help reduce exposure to the employees. Of equal importance, all workers must receive training on operations that result in silica exposure as well as ways to limit

  • MN Nov-18#62 VESSEL COMMUNICATIONS
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    November 2018 - Marine News page: 62

    VESSEL COMMUNICATIONS Digital Marine Communications in ‘Fast Attack’ Mode Among the most important considerations in out? tting any fast attack craft is the critical nature of crew-to-crew communications. With David Clark, MetalCraft has long had that box ‘checked.’ Edited by Joseph Keefe here are

  • MP Q3-18#50 MARINER WELFARE
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    Sep/Oct 2018 - Maritime Logistics Professional page: 50

    MARINER WELFARE LSC CEO John Wilson and a member of the crew of the Panama-registered general cargo vessel Seccadi at the Centre’s new Eastham Hub. has never changed and remains frmly focused on providing a ‘life- within the Port of Liverpool ‘family,’ for example the pilots, who line’ to seafarers

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    October 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 75

    Vecchiolla & VT SystemsFanberg of GlostenKuehne TMS, TGM Sign MoU VT Systems Glosten Bollinger TMS integrated third-party ship management guesswork from environmental compli- davits and have supplied over 28,000 mount, reverse gears will transmit power services speci? cally to the offshore mar- ance

  • MR Oct-18#43 Congratulations SNAME on setting  
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    October 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 43

    Congratulations SNAME on setting a new standard for 125 years. Ocean Guardian is proud to be setting a new standard for environmental compliance. Vetted and reliable regulatory database International, national, regional and port regulations Flexible installation options Service and support available

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    October 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 15

    in the number of users and diversi? ca- third ASM is a geographic notice that United States, Hawaii, Alaska and other and the reliability and universality of its tion of applications, including vessels can de? ne an area and provide informa- US locations such as Guam and Puerto network infrastructure.

  • MR Oct-18#14 A Personal Re?  ection 
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    October 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 14

    A Personal Re? ection The Role of the USCG RDC in About the Author Dr. Charles Judice, IEEE Fellow and ELECTRONICS UPDATE USCG Auxiliary FSO-NS. (Note: USCG members Irene Gonin, and Lee Luft Electronic ATON’s contributed to this article. o recreational boaters, Aids to and ship-to-ATON communications.