Coalition to Promote LNG as Marine Fuel
July 13, 2016 — Leading marine industry players have formed a coalition, known as SEA/LNG, to accelerate the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. The coalition aims to help break down the barriers hindering the global development of LNG in marine applications, thereby improving the environmental performance of the shipping industry.
For full story see maritime-executive.com/article/coalition-to-promote-lng-as-marine-fuel
First LNG-fueled 50,000 dwt bulker will have ME-GI engine
July 13, 2016 —The 50,000 dwt LNG fueled bunker recently ordered at shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (see earlier story) by Korean shipowner Ishin will be powered by an MAN B&W 6G50ME-C9.5-GI engine, to be built by HHI-EMD who will also supply the ME-GI and fuel gas supply system.
Cybersecurity On Ships: New Guidelines
July 14, 2016 — Companies are becoming increasingly alive to the importance of cyber-security and the need to protect themselves against the risk of cyber-attacks; the marine sector is no exception, says Clyde & Co’s Shipping Newsletter.
For full story see www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/cybersecurity-ships-guidelines-292504
USCG Denies DESMI’s BWTS Test Appeal
July 13, 2016 —The U.S. Coast Guard has denied ballast water treatment systems manufacturer DESMI Ocean Guard’s appeal regarding the USCG’s initial decision to reject the use of the MPN test method in type approval testing of ballast water treatment systems.
For full story see www.marinelink.com/news/denies-desmis-appeal412541.aspx
Coast Guard issues new guidance on ballast water management systems
July 13, 2016 —The bulletin details what is needed for compliance in the AMS program.
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