Volvo Penta has introduced a new fully integrated assisted docking system. The system is designed to give the captain better control when docking a boat by automating his or her intentions, compensating for some dynamic variables such as wind and current, and helping the vessel stay on its intended course. The system ..
ClassNK has released its Guideline for Survey and Facilities/Equipment of LNG Bunkering Ships, which outlines the additional safety requirements of liquefied gas carriers that supply LNG fuel at sea. The number of LNG-fueled ships has been increasing in recent years as their CO2, SOx, and NOx emissions have a lower ..
The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has awarded approval in principle (AIP) to the autonomous and remotely controlled navigation technology of Russian company Kronshtadt Technologies. The technology has now been approved in principle for the implementation on board ships involved in trials of autonomous ..
China’s Jiangnan Shipyard has received approval in principle (AIP) from Lloyd’s Register a very large gas carrier (VLGC) digital ship design. The design has been granted LR descriptive notes “Digital SAFE (AL2),” “Digital MAINTAIN (AL2),” “Digital PERFORM (AL3)” and ..
Dutch manufacturer Hull Vane has developed a patented hydrodynamic device designed to improve the performance and seakeeping of medium-speed vessels. Originally developed by Dutch naval architect and TU Delft professor Peter van Oossanen for use on an America’s Cup sailing yacht in the early 2000s, the device has ..
The Korean Register (KR) has developed new class rules that completely revise the existing structural rules for membrane-type LNG carriers. The new class rules apply the concept of equivalent design wave (EDW) based on direct load analysis to determine structural arrangements and scantling that meet the structural strength, ..
Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) has confirmed that two newbuild bulk carriers will be used to transport Pilbara iron ore to South Korea on a new service that will see a ..
A cargo vessel came to the aid of four men who had gone adrift in the waters off Sardinia after their boat suffered engine failure and water ingress on Saturday, January ..