ECA & CARB – Adaptation

From the 1st January  2015 onwards, vessels are required to comply with stricter sulphur limits within Emission Control Areas (ECAs), vessels are using Ultra LS Fuel oil or LS Marine Gas Oil. The vessel specific change over procedure and calculators are being followed to ensure compliance. But complying with CARB is little different than simple ECA. Vessel has […]

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IMO maritime safety instruments – Summarised

Below are some Marine Safety instrument name, Abbreviated Name, Date of entry into force: 1. International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 , SOLAS 1974 ·         Chief maritime safety convention. Replaced SOLAS 1960 and introduced “tacit acceptance” amendment procedure to speed up introduction of amendments. Technical provisions in 12 chapters , Amended numerous times.     […]

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New concept – no engine room -LNG-fuelled boxship

Feasibility study carried out by GTT, CMA CGM (and its subsidiary CMA Ships) and DNV GL for new concept LNG propelled mega box ship, which will not require a engine room and hence reduce the requirement of engineers and engine crew. This Piston Engine Room Free Efficient Containership (PERFECt) will also allow more container space as there will not […]

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