LCS 29 will be named USS Beloit; USCG highlights cyber threats that can affect marine industry

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LCS 29 will be named USS Beloit
October 10, 2018 — U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced that the newest Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) will be named the USS Beloit to honor the City of Beloit,WI, for its contributions to the U.S. Navy and America’s national security.

USCG highlights cyber threats that can affect marine industry
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and, in a posting on the U.S. Coast Guard’s Maritime Commons blog, Charles Blackmore, cyber program specialist, Office of Port & Facility Compliance, cites some examples of cyber threats that can affect all industries and organizations.

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Cement carrier is first with IMO Tier III bulk handling system
The development of what are the world’s first Scania IMO Tier III diesel engines in service has been the fruit of extensive joint engineering of Van Aalst and Scania.

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Robert Allan to design new class of Navy tugs
Four new tugs will be built in Anacortes, WA, by shipbuilder Dakota Creek Industries Inc.

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Star Bulk gets “Green Loan” for up to 50 scrubber retrofits
The Green Loan Tranche has been certified by DNV GL Business Assurance Services Limited to be aligned with the Green Loan Principles.

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ICS gives new guidance on garbage management plans
It is intended to help shipping companies comply with the latest requirements of the IMO regulation on treatment and disposal of garbage from ships.