Kongsberg Digital unveils simulator based firefighting training solution

JANUARY 24, 2019 — Kongsberg Digital has unveiled an innovative simulator solution for training ships’ officers and crews in advanced firefighting. Called K-Sim Safety, the solution offers high fidelity simulation covering all

Wärtsilä books multiple orders for Aquarius UV BWMS

JANUARY 23, 2019 —Wärtsilä has been reeling in contracts to supply its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) to global shipping operators, enabling their vessels to be compliant with IMO Ballast

Port of Fujairah bans the use of open-loop scrubbers

JANUARY 23, 2019 — The Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, has joined the growing list of localities banning the use of open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers in their waters. In a Notice

Gard: Scrubber washwater discharge bans set to spread

JANUARY 18, 2019 — Norwegian P&I insurer Gard is warning that many coastal states are implementing local regulations that restrict or completely prohibit the discharge of washwater from open loop exhaust gas

ReCAAP: Asian piracy falls to lowest level since 2007

JANUARY 15, 2019 — Piracy and armed robbery incidents against ships in Asia have fallen to their lowest levels since 2007, according to the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed

Polaris Shipping to retrofit seven ships with Langh scrubbers

JANUARY 9, 2019 — South Korea’s Polaris Shipping is to retrofit four 180,000 dwt bulkers and three 300,000 dwt VLOCs with exhaust gas scrubber systems. Under a deal signed with scrubber manufacturer

Damen land-based BWMS to be demonstrated in Port of Las Palmas

JANUARY 9, 2019 — A Damen InvaSave 300 Mobile Ballast Water Treatment System has been shipped to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where it will be used in a demonstration that will

BIMCO: China open loop scrubber discharge ban not yet total

JANUARY 8, 2019 — Regulators have updated part of China’s domestic emission control area (DECA) regulations with effect from January 1, 2019, but, says BIMCO, they have not yet placed a full

Naval Dome develops maritime cyber security monitoring dashboard

JANUARY 7, 2019 — Israel based maritime security specialist Naval Dome has developed an innovative approach that enables shoreside as well as shipboard staff to manage the cyber security status of all

Smit tug evacuates Yantian Express crew as firefighting continues

JANUARY 7, 2019 — The 23 crew members aboard the Hapag-Lloyd vessel Yantian Express have been evacuated as firefighting efforts continue. As we reported earlier, a fire broke out in one container