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.

  • On 31 July, the US Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register stating that it is seeking comments on a draft policy letter that, if adopted, would establish the Coast Guard’s policy for acceptance of type-approval testing protocols for ballast water management systems (BWMSs) that render

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • MR Nov-19#56 ENVIRONMENTAL GREEN SHIP RECYCLING
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    ENVIRONMENTAL GREEN SHIP RECYCLING Mrs. Saltkjel stated, “We are careful not but choose not to follow the regulations In order to ensure that EU SSR and HKC are making procedures that ? t the actual to use the words ‘certifying’ or ‘validat- when they are not being externally moni- are adhered to

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    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 The Internet of Maritime Things he Internet of Maritime

  • MN Nov-19#100 PRODUCTS
HOLDFAST – Engineered with 
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    PRODUCTS HOLDFAST – Engineered with One Key Goal in Mind: Grip Holdfast utilizes HMPE and nylon ? ber to deliver a lightweight, high- strength, ? oating line that will grip on H-bitts and capstans much bet- ter than traditional 100% HMPE lines. Holdfast is coated with TEUFELBERGER’s proprietary

  • MN Nov-19#78 TECHNOLOGY
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    TECHNOLOGY “... there are still maritime companies out there still working within a traditional framework of manual processes which are becoming less relevant, practicable and competitive with every passing day. As the industry moves inexorably towards integration and automation in everything from supply

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    D8 MH is an in-line 6-cylinder, 7.7-liter diesel engine with common- rail fuel injection, double overhead camshafts and twin-entry turbo, fea- turing a rigid cast-iron cylinder block and cylinder head. As a genset the D8 comes complete with engine, generator and monitor- ing system, all tested and ready

  • MN Nov-19#14  1970’s, the hulls became less rigid and more 
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    Back to evolution, as the steel alloy in boat hulls changed Boards at Michigan Technological University. in the early 1970’s, the hulls became less rigid and more It is no secret that R.W. Fernstrum & Company has ? exible. This led us to tighten up our quality control speci- been engineering and manufactur

  • MP Q3-19#45 MARINER WELFARE
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    MARINER WELFARE Member and this can brings signifcant challenges. For exam- are not allowed under any circumstances. ple, she says, “Not all the seafarers hold suffcient funds for a AP Companies’ global network of medical providers (hospi- reliable facility. And not all the seafarers are keen to get

  • MP Q3-19#42 ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
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    ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW “We’re like a giant test bed. We’re very concerned about impacts on customers, but we need to continue to clear the air. We’ve met goals in the past and costs started high. But they’ve dropped and we see that (decline) continuing as we keep working at it.” – Matt Arms, Acting

  • MT Oct-19#41 By Edward Lundquist
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    By Edward Lundquist NATO’s 3,100-ton, 305-foot research vessel NRV Alliance has been a lead- ing platform for underwater acoustics research to the bene? t of NATO navies. The ship operated with a civilian crew under the German ? ag for many years for the NATO SACLANT Center, later re- named the NATO

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    MR Employment Select jobs that can be found posted now on www.MaritimeJobs.com itary Sealift Command Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) eli- Email: civmar@sealiftcommand.com Jr. Sales Manager – Engines for North American gible to apply under the Veterans Employment Opportuni- Work Phone :

  • MR Oct-19#35 MARINE DESIGN  BASJAN FABER, CEO, C-JOB
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    MARINE DESIGN BASJAN FABER, CEO, C-JOB C-Job CEO & Cofounder Basjan Faber Born to Design Born and raised on the water by entrepreneurial parents, Basjan Faber knew from a young age that his future and fate was in mari- time, speci? cally ship design. Today the CEO leads a vibrant, di- verse and fast-growi

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    NUMBER 10 / VOLUME 81 / OCTOBER 2019 Features Cover Image Credit: © 2019 Martijn Gijsbertsen / Marco Vet 34 Born to Design CEO Basjan Faber powers C-Job full steam ahead. By Greg Trauthwein The Panama Canal 26 At long look at the strategic crossroads for the maritime world By Barry Parker U.S.Merchant

  • MN Sep-19#42 OFFSHORE WIND
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    OFFSHORE WIND territory. It appears there are no vessels in the U.S. ship- er’s VP of Operations. He was asked about plans for vessels yard construction queue, either. and equipment. Ideas include bringing in a heavy lift vessel There are vessels available on the world market, but the through the St.

  • MN Oct-19#53   sign and manufacture of Rigid In?  at- the Portland)
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    U.S., DNV GL many years of experience in the de- skimmer boat during events held along can be more responsive to the localized sign and manufacture of Rigid In? at- the Portland harbor. Sea Machines’ needs of the industry as it grows while able Boats, liferafts, rescue boats and technology opens a new

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    can be stopped before the wall it are among the possibilities, and in addition to endanger- must undergo severe decelerations. In fact, the second ing rigid skeletal structures, prolonged exposure can affect car can be expected to see ten times the accelerations felt circulation and rupture blood vessels

  • MN Mar-19#47 REGULATORY REVIEW
iner and his/her employer under scrutiny.)
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    REGULATORY REVIEW iner and his/her employer under scrutiny. For example, the like in 5 or 10 years. One thing will likely remain the same. Coast Guard not only regulates the marine industry. It also The process that’s been in place for over 25 years – the regulates the chemical testing industry – the

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    MR Employment Select jobs that can be found posted now on www.MaritimeJobs.com Category: Project Engineering / Project Management HR Manager Seeking Port Captain Description: Email: arubin@hroptions.com Shore-based/Full-time The Life Cycle Manager is responsible for identifying

  • MR Sep-19#29  in two steps: the  featuring a rigid cast-iron cylinder block)
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    injection, double over- 1 & 2, and NRMM IWW Stage V. The head camshafts and twin-entry turbo, product will be released in two steps: the featuring a rigid cast-iron cylinder block ? rst release will be IMO II, EPA, and and cylinder head. China legislations and – in mid-2020 – As a genset the D8 comes

  • MR Sep-19#11 I
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    I INSIGHTS: GOVERNMENT UPDATE the EPA and in coordination with the tions from the Coast Guard on this issue and the public. international consistency. Hopefully, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, is must be shared with all of the accepted The changes to the US ballast water the Coast Guard can

  • MR Sep-19#10 I
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  • MT Jul-19#67 tion across sectors to connect local and international)
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    tion across sectors to connect local and international com- Applied research and new marine tech The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial Univer- panies in the ocean industry, its ? ve main areas of operation sity of Newfoundland, (the Marine Institute) in St John’s, being marine transportation

  • MT Jul-19#43  mission-based  recovery with Rigid Hull In?  atable Boats)
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    approach to minimizes operational down-time. Designed for launch and expand UUV capabilities from task-oriented to mission-based recovery with Rigid Hull In? atable Boats (RHIBs) in mind, the integrations. Its open-architecture approach uses the best avail- Blue? n-9 can be deployed and recovered

  • MT Jul-19#41 Ship Repair | Conversions | Drydocking
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    Ship Repair | Conversions | Drydocking MIROS www.miros-group.com by people who care about returning your vessel by people who care about returning your vessel Miros is a technology company that to service on time and in budgetto service on time and in budget specializes in measuring the ocean sur- face

  • MT Sep-19#46 Voices: Dr. Catherine Warner, Director, CMRE
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    Voices: Dr. Catherine Warner, Director, CMRE conduct the actual experimental and developmental part, to was needed, and MUSCLE was able to say, “Hey, Efolaga! validate the concepts. We’ve developed new arrays; we’ve de- I’m MUSCLE. Can you go take a look at this picture?” And it veloped new algorithms