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24 September 2018 | Technical | NEWSInstallation of BWTS – some practical recommendationsWith the entry into force of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention on 8 September 2017, a substantial number of vessels are required to install a Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) by 8 September 2024. This technical news provides some practical recommendations on how to effectively install a system on time.
06 September 2018 | Statutory | NEWSImplementation of IMO DCS - Some practical recommendationsWith only four months to go (1 January 2019) before data collection starts for the IMO DCS (Data Collection System), companies should, as soon as possible, submit their SEEMP Part II for approval. DNV GL approved MRV Monitoring Plans will be accepted as a basis for the SEEMP Part II for IMO DCS compliance by DNV GL. Learn more in this statutory news.
03 August 2018 | PSC | NEWSConcentrated inspection campaign focusing on MARPOL VI – questionnaire now publishedThe Port State Control’s concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on MARPOL VI will start on 1 September 2018. With the joint press release from 1 August 2018, Paris and Tokyo MoU published a questionnaire of ten questions. The focus of the CIC is to verify compliance with MARPOL VI requirements.
27 July 2018 | Technical | NEWSIncreased risk of shaft fatigue due to long time for passing barred speed range (BSR)The IMO introduced the EEDI to reduce CO2 emissions per ton-mile of cargo. An unintended consequence: ships with low engine power causing poor manoeuverability and, in some cases, a possible breakdown of the propulsion line due to dynamic stresses above the critical value while passing the BSR. DNV GL has, as the first classification society, introduced class requirements to avoid shaft fatigue failure during service life caused by long passing times. This technical news provides information on how to mitigate challenges associated with high dynamic stress.
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