ClassNK has released its new Guidelines for Use of Drones in Class Surveys, covering the applicable range and procedures which should be applied in the use of drones during these activities, as well as technical considerations for safe operation and requirements for drone service suppliers.
ABS has announced the launch of e-Certificates, digital equivalents of traditional ABS paper certificates which will now be made available to ABS’ entire classed-fleet, subject to individual Flag Administrations’ authorisation.
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has launched “several projects” to help the industry adapt to changes in regulations and technologies, as well as identify barriers to autonomous ship operations, according to chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen.
Bureau Veritas reports that it has now begun issuing both classification and statutory certificates in digital formats, following successful pilots of the electronic documentation with ship owners and flag states.
Songa Shipmanagement has reached an agreement with the Korean Register (KR) for the provision of specialist cyber security technical services to its fleet of 32 ships.
DNV GL reports that it has now passed the threshold of having issued 50,000 electronic class and statutory certificates, with more than 6,000 vessels of the classed fleet now trading with one or more digital certificates.
ClassNK has released the latest version of its vessel design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR), developed in response to the latest updates to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT).
ClassNK has launched a support service to assist shipping companies in setting up data collection plans in accordance with the DCS (Data Collection System) fuel consumption reporting requirement introduced by the IMO.
DNV GL reports that it has completed a major upgrade to its Nauticus Hull software to provide improved support for new DNV GL rules and IACS requirements.
Cyber security company Naval Dome reports that it has completed pilot testing of a cyber defence system for Lloyd’s Register (LR) aboard XT Shipping’s 4,300 TEU container ship Zim Genova. The vessel was operational during the tests, which were supervised by the classification society and ECDIS provider Totem Plus.
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