The smooth running of the well-established global regime for compensation from oil pollution from ships may be under serious threat, due to a decision by governments to wind up the 1971 International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF), says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners.
Samsung Heavy Industries has ordered Wärtsilä gas handling systems for a set of six new 87,000 cm3 capacity very large ethane carriers (VLECs), being built at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in South Korea, with an option for additional vessels within this series. The deliveries of the gas handling systems will commence in 2016.
Have you ever asked yourself what is the total number of seafarers in the world? Or maybe which country has the biggest number of seafarers?
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas (predominantly methane, CH4) that has been converted to liquid form for ease of storage or transport. This year marks 50 years of the first LNG delivery. The following infographic brings you some LNG facts that you probably didn’t know, so take a look.
Se ha publicado el informe 19/2014. Hundimiento del buque de pesca DADIMAR DOS a 300 millas al norte de Cabo Verde, el 20 de noviembre de 2013.
During the 53rd Naval Engineering Spanish Congress, Siport21 has presented the results of a project to characterize the behavior of the moored ships in the Outer Port of A Coruña, using “GPSFlot”. A sophisticated GPS RTK system was used to measure the motions of moored vessels in six degrees of freedom with a high degree of accuracy. This equipment was developed by Siport21 as part of a R+D project.