Ships

16/07/2018

Much has been said and written about ‘scrubbers’ and whether it is an environmentally sound solution. Industry group EGCSA helps separate myth from fact in a short Q&A.

16/07/2018

There are several options open to shipowners to comply with the 2020 sulphur cap. The choice will come down to what is right for the vessel and what is economically viable.

16/07/2018

The challenges introduced by the global sulphur cap are not exclusively technical. The new limits are likely to impact contracts and charterparties. Forward planning now could help to avoid painful disputes in the future.

16/07/2018

Bunker quantity and quality issues, along with increasingly stringent environmental regulation have led to complex, costly and lengthy claims and legal disputes. To help Members tackle these issues, North has published a new loss prevention guide: Marine …

03/07/2018

A total or partial failure of GPS signal can cause serious problems on a vessel.

03/07/2018

Oil pollution incidents can lead to expensive claims. But most oil pollution claims do not involve tankers or oil cargoes – pollution caused by the release of bunker fuel is more common.

11/05/2018

The reduction of the IMO global fuel sulphur cap to 0.5% will come into force on 1 January 2020. Shipowners have some very difficult and important decisions to make on how to comply with these stringent requirements.

11/05/2018

The risk of cyber-attacks is ever present across all industries and sectors. In this article we look specifically at some vulnerabilities associated with ECDIS systems.

06/04/2018

A recent UK court judgment has found cargo insurers not liable for general average contributions as the owner failed to exercise due diligence, leading to the breakdown of a vessel’s main engine.

06/04/2018

Unmanned and autonomous vessels are quickly becoming a reality. We briefly summarise the current state of play, consider possibilities for the future and outline some of the emerging risks this technology presents.

02/02/2018

Captain Terje Lovoy looks at some of the questions raised when making ourselves familiar with safety management systems and how we can make SMS easier to read and more logical to follow without losing the key information.

02/02/2018

In the second of this series of articles, Harry Hirst of Ince & Co considers how various court cases involving collisions have provided practical guidance to duty officers (OOW) and masters on taking action to avoid collision. A common theme is the us…