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Autonomous drone inspections move step closer after successful test

A drone has successfully inspected a 19.4 meter high oil tank on board a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel. The video shot by the drone was interpreted in…


HMM Algeciras, the world’s largest containership

The 24,000 TEU HMM Algeciras, the world’s largest containership, has headed out to sea on its maiden voyage. The ship left Geoje, Korea following its naming ceremony on April 23…


DromonClass has been recognized by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) according to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 46 – 2.45 to act as a Classification Society in the United States of America.

We are proud to announce that DromonClass has been recognized by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) according to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 46 – 2.45 to act as…


Japanese government considers integrating 15 yards to form shipbuilding super group

Japan is currently exploring the possibilities to integrate 15 major shipyards in the country under a so-called All Japan Shipbuilding merger plan, following similar steps by…


Shiprecycling in Pakistan and India in Limbo

The coronavirus pandemic has practically paralysed the ship demolition market in South Asia as lockdown measures continue to be introduced across the subcontinent. Pakistan…


Tips and advice for Marine Surveyors about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) is concerned for the health and well-being of its members as well as any marine surveyor, inspector or examiner travelling…


The Lloyd’s Standard Form of Salvage Agreement (LOF), time for update

The Lloyd’s Standard Form of Salvage Agreement (LOF) has existed in various iterations for over 100 years, with the earliest published form appearing in 1892. The form has been…


Changes to SOLAS and MARPOL shipping and maritime regulations from January 2020

The new and far reaching IMO Sulphur Cap regulations have captured media attention in recent months for obvious reasons, but as well as this significant change, January 2020…


Malaysia Prohibits Open-Loop Scrubbers in Its Waters (IMO 2020 sulphur Cap regulation)

Malaysia has decided to ban the use of open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) by vessels operating in the country’s waters. “Malaysia prohibits the discharge of washwater…


The Ballast Water Management Convention amendments formalizing the implementation schedule for the D-2 standard have entered into force on October 13.

The Ballast Water Management Convention amendments formalizing the implementation schedule for the D-2 standard have entered into force on October 13. The International Convention…