SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Safety

Gard, DNV GL launch watertight doors awareness campaign

doors

Gard P&I Club has joined forces with DNV GL to create awareness on the correct use of the watertight doors on board.Based on Gard's analysis of cases involving watertight doors, they have launched an information package identifying the major risks, technical and operational issues, and steps the maritime industry can take to address them.

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RINA provides verification services for Eni

RINA

RINA Services carried out the first independent review and verification of risk management in line with the EU Directive 2013/30/EU in Italy for the oil and gas operator Eni. Eni carried out a first application of the Directive on their fixed offshore platform Angela Angelina, located off the Ravenna coast.

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Viking unveils new safety systems

viking

VIKING will showcase its new solutions and servicing concepts in a forthcoming exhibition. The company says their products combine all the advantages of modern lifeboats, such as self-propelled maneuverability, with the flexibility, comfort and smaller footprint of liferafts. In addition, their new storage and launch unit, is expected to set new standards for innovation, functionality and aesthetics in deckside or hull-integrated evacuation systems.

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4th IMO SDC Sub-Committee Outcome

IMO

The Sub-Committee finalized Ship Design and Construction (SDC), 4th session through 13-17 February 2017 and issued draft Revised Explanatory Notes to the SOLAS chapter II-1 subdivision and damage stability regulations, aiming to provide detailed guidance on the application of individual SOLAS chapter II-1 regulations.

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ABS : How to safely install drag anchors and plate anchors

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ABS issued a recommendation guide for the design and installation of drag anchors and plate anchors for offshore service. The guide includes notes for the site investigation, methodologies for geotechnical design and structural assessment and installation and testing recommendations for drag anchors and plate anchors as well.

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EMSA issues final report of the Firesafe Study

fire

EMSA’s Firesafe study focuses on electrical fire as ignition risk and fire extinguishing failure, after consultation with experts from Maritime Administrations and Accident Investigation Bodies. The study showed that approximately 30% of fires on ro-ro passenger ships originate on the vehicle deck and 90% of these, in the cargo being transported.

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IMO: Getting to grips with PSC

IMO

IMO recently announced that practical training on board ships for port State control officers, supported by class-based lectures, has boosted knowledge amongst participants from eight countries during a training course in Muscat and Sohar, Oman.

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