The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) announced that it will carry out the Centralized Pilot Inspection (CIC) on all Bahamian ships from July 1 to December 31, 2021.
In the morning of April 1st, Taiwan International Shipbuilding Corporation of Taiwan Province of China held the delivery ceremony of the 2800 TEU-class container ship "Yongming" built for Yangming Shipping.
The Maritime Safety Committee(MSC), in its 91 session adopted the following amendment to SOLAS regulation II-2/10 regarding fire fighters' communication: "for ships constructed on or after 01 July 2014, aminimum of two two-way portable radiotelephone apparatus for each fire party for fire-fighter's communication shall be carried on board. Those two-way protable radio telephone apparatus shall be of an explosion-proof type or intrinsically safe. Ships constructed before 01 July 2014 shall comply with there equirements of this paragraph not later than the first survey after 01 July 2018."
BW LPG recently announced that the "BW Orion" being refitted by China Merchants Industrial Shenzhen Youlian Shipyard has completed sea and natural gas tests. As the world's largest LPG shipping company, BW LPG's LPG ship fuel power transformation project has achieved a new milestone.
The continued decline of the newbuilding market has put increasing pressure on medium-sized ship companies. The long-term downturn in new ship orders has not only promoted the integration of the shipbuilding industry, but also prompted shipyards around the world to reconsider their business models.
On November 3, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation held a groundbreaking ceremony for the BACALHAUFPSO hull and living area new construction project (hull number FPSO-8). Representatives from the Quartet of Shipbuilding Group, Equinor, Mitsui Marine Development Floating Production Unit (Singapore) Co., Ltd. and DNV·GL Classification Society jointly launched the touch ball announcement project officially started.