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Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Latest version of IACS Blue Book available to download

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has announced the publication of its 2017 Blue Book. This resource, available to everyone free of charge, is an electronic library of technical resolutions adopted by IACS as a result of its technical work. It contains: IACS Unified Requirements that IACS members incorporate into their Rules. Unified Interpretations of IMO...... Login to view this article


Further information on latest USCG BWMS Type Approvals

Following the announcement on 23 December 2016 that the US Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Center has approved two more ballast water management systems (BWMS), INTERTANKO has obtained additional information on the two new type approvals. To date, the USCG has issued type approval certificates to three manufacturers: Optimarin, OceanSaver and Alfa Laval. The three type approval certificates have...... Login to view this article


Attacks in Southern Red Sea

On 3 Jan 2017 the Sultan 2 suffered an explosion from a kinetic attack in the Bab El Mandeb strait. The military have ruled out an anti-ship missile and so the Sultan 2 was likely struck by a rocket-propelled grenade fired at close range. This would be consistent with the AIS recorded movement of the vessel as it appeared that it was trying to avoid an attacker. As to the activities of the Sult...... Login to view this article


USCG approves second and third BWM systems

The US Coast Guard has approved the Alfa Laval and Oceansaver ballast water management (BWM) systems.    Along with the Optimarin BWM system, which was approved by the USCG earlier this month, there are now three USCG-approved BWM systems.    INTERTANKO will provide further details about these two new approved systems in our first Weekly News bulletin in January.    Below is the announcement pu...... Login to view this article


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