Port of Rotterdam Authority opts for hybrid inspection vessel

Port of Rotterdam Authority opts for hybrid inspection vessel

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has ordered a new inspection vessel: the RPA 8. It is equipped with hybrid propulsion. The main points of attention in the tender were the total costs over the entire lifecycle of the …
Aug 18, 2016 /  Vessels
LR: Simultaneous concentrated inspection campaigns on cargo securing arrangements in Tokyo, Black Sea and Indian Ocean MOU regions

LR: Simultaneous concentrated inspection campaigns on cargo securing arrangements in Tokyo, Black Sea and Indian Ocean MOU regions

The Tokyo, Black Sea and Indian Ocean MOUs have announced they will be carrying out simultaneous concentrated inspection campaigns on cargo securing arrangements from 1 September, 2016, to 30 November, 2016. The …
Aug 10, 2016 /  Vessels
Second Indian Ship Detained By UK Coastguard After Failing Inspection

Second Indian Ship Detained By UK Coastguard After Failing Inspection

A second Indian ship was among foreign flagged vessels under detention in UK ports after failing a Port State Control (PSC) inspection in July, the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said yesterday. Malaviya …
Aug 3, 2016 /  Vessels
Bibby Offshore wins multi-million-dollar North Sea contract

Bibby Offshore wins multi-million-dollar North Sea contract

Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has announced a multimillion pound contract win with an independent UK-based E&P company, to provide air diving, and ROV inspection and …
Aug 2, 2016 /  Vessels
Customs: 90% of declarations take less than 5 minutes

Customs: 90% of declarations take less than 5 minutes

The World Bank has moved Italy from 56th, to first position worldwide, in the Trading Across Borders indicator - and for ease of doing business, Italy’s rank rose from 65th to 45th. One of the main criteria in …
Jul 14, 2016 /  Curious
RINA announces definitive agreement for the acquisition of 100% of Edif Group

RINA announces definitive agreement for the acquisition of 100% of Edif Group

Rina S.p.A (Rina), the multi-national testing, inspection, certification and consulting engineering group based in Genoa, Italy has purchased the Edif Group, which includes the ERA engineering consultancy and the NDE …
May 25, 2016 /  Curious
Collaboration on swimming robots for subsea maintenance (Video)

Collaboration on swimming robots for subsea maintenance (Video)

NTNU spin-off company Eelume collaborates with Kongsberg Maritime and Statoil to develop swimming robots for subsea inspection and light intervention. Kongsberg Maritime and Statoil have signed an agreement …
Apr 18, 2016 /  Curious
USCG Sees Rise of Electrical Deficiencies on Commercial Vessels

USCG Sees Rise of Electrical Deficiencies on Commercial Vessels

Due to an increase in reported electrical deficiencies on commercial vessels, the Coast Guard is warning commercial vessel owners to inspect their vessels' wiring before getting underway in the spring. Image: Lt. j.g. …
Mar 25, 2016 /  Curious
RINA Services Classifies First Ships in Iran

RINA Services Classifies First Ships in Iran

RINA Services and the Asian Classification Society (ACS) recently classified the first two general cargo ships at 15,000 GT owned by IRISL, a major shipping company in Iran. This dual classification is the result …
Mar 25, 2016 /  Curious
Subsea 7 awarded frame agreement offshore UK

Subsea 7 awarded frame agreement offshore UK

Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the award of a sizeable three-year frame agreement, with four one-year option, for six North Sea clients: Chevron North Sea Limited, Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited, Gess Denmark APS, …
Feb 3, 2016 /  Curious