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abs logoSmThe IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 70th session from October 24 to 28. This MEPC 70 Brief - Rev.1 includes additional information (refer to the page 4) to the Brief issued on October 28 concerning the installation date for ballast water treatment systems.

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abs logoSmThe IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 70th session from October 24 to 28. This MEPC 70 Brief - Rev.1 includes additional information (refer to the page 4) to the Brief issued on October 28 concerning the installation date for ballast water treatment systems.

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PrimeShip-HULLTokyo – PrimeShip-HULL(HCSR) has long been the go-to design support system for ship designers worldwide. To date, over 800 licenses have been provided to more than 90 shipyards. In response to the latest amendments to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT), ClassNK has just released its latest version, PrimeShip-HULL(HCSR) Ver. 3.0.0.

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rocking-test-1A number of incidents have occurred recently involving failure of the slew bearings of ships’ cargo deck cranes, resulting in crane losses and serious injury to personnel.
These failures have been caused by undetected excessive wear in the slew bearings.

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abs logoSmABS publications and applicable updates are available for download free of charge. To place an order for a printed version, click on the link to the Rules and Guides Catalog.

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Bureau-Veritas Bureau Veritas has launched a voluntary notation for containerships which will allow more flexible container stowage depending on the ship's loading condition.

The notation, LASHING WW, is based on ships being fitted with an approved lashing computer, which will allow computation of container stack weights and required lashing using acceleration...

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imo4The 57th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE57) was held at the headquarters of the IMO in London from 18 to 22 March 2013. A summary of the outcome is given hereunder for your information.
Please note that this summary has been made based on informal information obtained from participants from ClassNK and Working Papers distributed during DE57 with priority given to disseminating the information as early as practicable.

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