Damen Shipyards still has to deal with loss-making projects this year. When entering into these assignments, an incorrect or, in retrospect, over-easy assessment of the risks was made, says CEO Arnout Damen. The company will also refrain from building cruise ships. Damen has taken measures. ‘A new risk board has been formed. A committee of top managers and department heads that...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Near miss as pilot rope ladder fails

Pilot ladders need to be safe and thus in good condition. A recent Mars report describes a near miss when one of the ladder’s side ropes failed as a result of mould. The Mars reports are...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Sunken cranes’ tanks emptied of oil

The emptying of the hydraulic oil and diesel tanks of the cranes that sunk in the port of Rostock on 31 January was completed on Friday 8 February, reports the Rostock Port Authority. The cranes...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

How to avoid scrubber failures

The global Sulphur Cap is in force now and many owners have opted for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (“SOx scrubbers”) to achieve compliance. DNV GL conducted a study to learn about the challenges in scrubber...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Kenzfigee introduces new subsea crane

KenzFigee has designed a new rope actuated knuckle boom subsea crane. The crane is to improve operational safety and workability and offers a lifting capacity from approximately 400 to 2000 tonnes. The crane was designed using...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk