Bulker Water Ingress Alarms

Bulk carrier operators tasked with fitting water ingress detection systems on their vessels in compliance with SOLAS regulation XII/12. can start to progress their procurement plans after IMO recently defined a firm performance standard for this equipment.

BV Backs Double-Hull Bulker Designs

Bureau Veritas has given preliminary approval to three designs for double-hull bulk carriers that are expected to meet future revisions to IACS and IMO regulations. The designs, two for Capesizes and one for a Panamax bulk carrier, will all withstand

Pacific Far East Line To Sell Three Vessels

Pacific Far East Line's board of directors has authorized the sale of three surplus vessels and 800 surplus steel barges to correct its current operating problems. The vessels are the luxury liner S/S Monterey, retired from service in early January; the luxury liner S/S Mariposa,

Bilge Water Treatment Unit Approved By LR

Lloyd's Register has certified the first ever bolt on bilge polishing system designed to bring poorly functioning shipboard oil/water separators (OWS) into compliance with the strictest discharge requirement. The Mycelx Technologies "SUB 5" Systems

Ocean Carriers Seeks MarAd Approval For T-5 Tankers Charter To MSC

The Maritime Administration has received a request from Ocean Carriers, Inc., for section 805(a) permission for its affiliates to be the bareboat charterers of up to five T-5 tankers to be time-chartered by the Military Sealift Command (MSC).

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Alfa-Laval of Fort Lee, N.J., one of the world leaders in liquid separation, thermal, and continuous process technology recently announced it has been chosen by U.S. Lines, Inc. to supply all of the fuel and lube purifiers plus other equipment for 12 jumbo containerships.

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