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COVID-19, Bulgaria: General extension of the expired Bulgarian certificates of seafarers on board vessels due to world pandemic COVID-19

In relation to the worldwide situation of the incidence and spread of COVID-19, a number of countries have put in place restrictive measures regarding the free movement of citizens. As a result, many ship owners face the inability to make scheduled crew changes, which in turn raises a number of serious issues, including: validity expiration […]

Bulgaria, COVID-19: Guidelines for adoption of extraordinary measures of the seafarer’s certificates of competency or certificates of proficiency

In relation to the worldwide situation of the incidence and spread of COVID-19, a number of countries have put in place restrictive measures regarding the free movement of citizens. As a result, many ship owners face the inability to make scheduled crew changes, which in turn raises a number of serious issues, including: validity expiration […]

World's First Onboard Use of Digital Currency

The world’s first onboard use of digital currency has occurred through the MarCoPay fintech platform, which is operated by NYK and the Philippine-owned Transnational Diversified Group (TDG).* Using MarCoPay, onboard purchases of daily necessities have been successfully performed digitally and hassle-free on a number of vessels, including those operated by other companies, and even in […]

KR grants AIP to HHI for LNG dual-fuel car carriers

The Korean Register (Hyung Chul LEE, Chairman & CEO, KR) has granted AIP (Approval in Principle) to verify the suitability of an LNG dual fuel propulsion car carrier developed by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The AIP covers two PCTC (pure car and truck carriers) vessels with a respective capacity of 7,000 CEU and 8,100 CEU (car […]

ABB wins system contract for Japan’s first super-size wind turbine installation vessel

ABB’s advanced power systems chosen for the first self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel built in Japan will support nation’s fast-expanding offshore wind sector The 28,000-GT jack-up ship – a purpose-built, self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) delivered from a Japanese yard – will feature ABB’s advanced power and control technologies. The vessel, on order from […]

Celebrity Edge Sets Sail With The First All-Female Bridge and Officer Team

Celebrity Cruises is celebrating International Women’s Day this year with a first-of-its-kind sailing. On March 8th, 2020 Celebrity Edge set sail with the first entirely female bridge and officer team. This crew is made up of 25 women and represents 17 different countries. Captain Kate McCue has expressed how proud of her team as well as how honored […]

ClassNK releases CBM Guidelines

Tokyo – Leading Classification Society ClassNK released its CBM Guidelines that explain the revised rules for using Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) in class surveys to promote the use of CBM technology. Condition based maintenance, a method for monitoring the operating state of equipment, diagnosing the state of said equipment based upon the information obtained from such […]

KR certifies first vessel – SONGA HAWK – as ship cyber security compliant

Korean Register (KR) has completed a comprehensive cyber security survey of the chemical/oil tanker SONGA HAWK and has certified the ship to be fully compliant in all areas, the very first ship to achieve the certification.Songa Shipmanagement manages and operates 18 chemical/oil tankers and five semi-submersible vessels. The company signed a cyber security contract (valid for […]