Minimal Ballast Water VLCC Design

On 25 February 2013 Namura Shipbuilding acquired AIP (Approval in Principle) from NKK regarding the MIBS (Minimal Ballast water Ship) VLCC project, for which the company has been working for years together with Shipbuilding Research Centre of Japan and with the support of Japanese Government.  This tanker design reduces the weight of ballast water required by about 65 percent compared with a conventional hull form.

2013.05.09 - Minimal Ballast Water VLCC Design Figure 1

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Monthly PSC Report For December 2012

The following tables summarize some findings from the PSC inspections conducted in the main PSC MoU areas (Black Sea MoU, Mediterranean MoU, Indian Ocean MoU, Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU) during last month. Data have been also gathered from various Coast Guard agencies and are presented in each month’s report. Data from other PSC MoUs (Vina del Mar, Abuja MoU, Riyadh MoU) could not be extracted at the time this report has been issued and therefore were not included.

 PSC MoUs   Black Sea Mediterranean  Indian  Paris  Tokyo
Total Inspections  509 456 436 1351  2462
With Deficiencies  376 243 261 937 1608
Without Deficiencies  133 213 175 414 854
Detentions  21 27 16 53 80

 

2013.01.25 - Monthly PSC Report For December 2012

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Monthly PSC Report For November 2012

The following tables summarize some general findings from the PSC inspections conducted in the main PSC MoU areas (Black Sea MoU, Mediterranean MoU, Indian Ocean MoU, Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU) during last month. Data have been also gathered from various Coast Guard agencies and are presented in each month’s report. Data from other PSC MoUs (Vina del Mar, Abuja MoU, Riyadh MoU) could not be extracted at the time this report has been issued and therefore were not included.

 PSC MoUs   Black Sea Mediterranean  Indian  Paris  Tokyo
Total Inspections   493  488  445  1446  3193
With Deficiencies   356  245  265  1055  2133
Without Deficiencies   137  243  180  391  1060
Detentions   18  42  21  72  108

 

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Specialized Vessel for the Carriage of Nickel Ore

The world’s first specialized vessel for the carriage of  Nickel Ore has been built and registered to the NK class. The vessel, the Jules Garnier II, was built by Naikai Zosen Corporation and delivered to Japanese shipping major JX Shipping Co. Ltd on 19 September 2012, and is the first vessel in the world to be recognized as a Specially Constructed Cargo Ship for the carriage of  Nickel Ore in accordance with the IMO’s IMSBC Code. The 27,200 dwt Jules Garnier II is the first vessel in the world to apply ClassNK’s new requirements in its construction and makes use longitudinal bulkheads in in its cargo holds to ensure stability and structural strength even when liquefied nickel ore cargoes are loaded.

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NKK Class Annual Report on PSC for 2012

This year’s NKK annual Port State Control (PSC) report summarizes deficiencies identified by PSC inspections carried out in various countries around the world. Last year due to several new conventions or amendments such as the ISPS Code, the Bulk Carrier Safety initiative, and air pollution prevention, etc. have come into force, the extent of PSC inspections has been further increased.

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Lifeboat Arrangements Related Deficiencies

According to statistic data of PSC inspections for ships classed with ClassNK in 2011, a frequency of PSC pointing-out deficiencies with the lifeboat arrangements had once decreased in 2010, however, it was increased again in 2011 to the top frequency (277 deficiencies pointed out / 78 detentions).

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