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HORIZON 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2

ETME and Streamlined Naval Architects LTD have been  awarded by European Commission  for the FloatMastBlue project which  was selected for funding in the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2. For more information about the Project click…

New Panama Canal Vessel Requirements

The ambitious Panama Canal expansion project has finally been completed and one year has already passed since the opening of the 3rd set of locks in June 2016. Table 1: Maximum vessels dimensions able to transit the new locks as…

Low Sulphur 0.1% – EU Directive

Due to operational problems and safety issues that can incur by the use of distilled fuel oil, the EU Commission has adopted a Recommendation on the safe implementation of the use of Low Sulphur Fuels by ships at berth in…

Emergency Towing Booklet

Emergency Towing Procedure According to Resolution MSC.256 (84), as amended to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, all ships above 500 GT shall be provided with a ship-specific Emergency Towing Booklet. Such a procedure shall be carried…

STS Operation Plan

As adopted by the resolution MEPC.186(59), a  new chapter 8 to the MARPOL Annex I is introduced and Regulations 40,41 and 42 included,  state that all oil tankers of 150 Gross Tonnage and above engaged in the transfer of oil…