IMO agrees on autonomous surface ship definition; Odfjell drilling inks six-well contract for Deepsea Atlantic

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IMO agrees on autonomous surface ship definition
May 25, 2018 — The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) reports that the International Maritime Organization has just agreed on a definition of so-called Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships as well as on a framework for analyzing the applicable IMO regulations. These are important first steps towards international regulation.

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Vard books order for stern trawler
Vard Holdings Limited reports that it has secured a contract for the design and construction of a stern trawler for Norway’s Nergård Havfiske AS. The contract value is NOK 400 million (about $49.3 million).dots.JPG
IMO targets can only be met by global rollout of zero CO2 fuels

The CO2 reduction targets set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the year 2050 can only be delivered with the global rollout of zero CO2 fuels and propulsion systems, says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).dots.JPG Consent decrees agreed in Hawaii fishing vessel pollution case
Two Honolulu-based fishing companies, Triple Dragon, LLC, and Capt. Millions III, LLC, along with the company managers and vessel operators, have each agreed to implement operational improvements and other compliance measures and pay civil penalties to settle claims stemming from numerous discharges of oily bilge waste.dots.JPG Odfjell drilling inks six-well contract for Deepsea Atlantic
The contract value is estimated at $160 million (including some third party services, e.g. casing running services by Odfjell Well Services) plus potential income from the contract’s incentive provisions.dots.JPG Bomin rolls out Ultra-Low Sulfur Fuel Oil
Bomin Group,Hamburg, Germany, a global physical supplier and trader of marine fuels, reports that it is now delivering Ultra-Low Sulfur Fuel Oil (ULSFO) to vessels calling in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region.