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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.
16 July 2018 | Technical | NEWSFirst type approval of aluminium cables and connectors now in placeThe shipping industry is observing that copper cables are being replaced with aluminium cables. The cost and weight savings can be significant – together with easier installation and lower fuel costs. To support its customers, DNV GL has developed the first type approval scheme for the use of aluminium cables and their connectors on board vessels.
11 July 2018 | Statutory | NEWSNew requirements for NOx emissions for vessels engaged in Chinese domestic tradeTo improve the quality of Chinese domestic shipping and promote the environmentally friendly development of water transport within China, on 3 July 2018 Chinese Ministry of Transport published new requirements for the emission of the nitrogen oxides (NOx). They are also applicable for second-hand vessels involved in Chinese domestic transport.
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