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Best Practive & Recommendations for the safe carriage of electric vehicles (EVs)

This paper will focus on risks and risk mitigation options associated with the carriage of electric vehicles (EVs) on two different ship types, i.e.Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) and roro/ropax vessels. Hybrid cars and other alternative fuel vehicles are not considered since the largest share of new energy vehicles are EVs. The proportion of other AFVs in the global car fleet is currently limited and unlikely to grow significantly in the near future.

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Ship-to-Shore Connector Barges

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) will acquire four1 self-propelled modular barges, to be built by Navamar of Montreal for the Department of National Defence’s (DND) Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) project, that project part of the larger Joint Support Ship (JSS) project.  The SSC barges will provide an enhanced capability primarily to Protecteur-class ships being built by Seaspan for the JSS project, enabling those ships to transfer to and from shore, mission essential equipment, stores, and personnel for various Canadian Armed Forces missions.

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IMO III: Guidance on Remote Survey and ISM Code Audits Finalized

The 9th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III 9) agreed on guidelines for remote surveys and ISM Code audits in extraordinary circumstances, and on updates to the survey guidelines under the Harmonized System of Survey and Certification (HSSC) and the procedures for port state control.

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Getting to Zero by 2050-Technical Regulatory Details Matter In Accelerating Decarbonization of Marine Fuels

Action at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to regulate emissions from fuel production, and to consider all types of greenhouse gases (GHGs) — not just CO2 — is moving slowly and not receiving much attention. But these regulatory details are probably more important than the headline-grabbing move to target net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. Here’s why.

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Halifax-Class Frigates Naval Affairs Program Briefing Note # 13

An excellent brief summary of the Halifax-Class frigates by the team at the Naval Association of Canada.

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Accelleron rR-Imagines Turbocharging with Launch of Next Generation x300-L Low-Speed Series

Accelleron has unveiled the next generation of turbochargers for two-stroke engines, the X300-L series. The platform-based and easy-service concept complemented by Accelleron's Turbo insights digital technology sets a new benchmark for turbocharging that will offer ship operators the flexibility to respond to uncertainty around the fuels they will use and how they will operate their vessels in the future.

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Siemens-White Paper: Getting Started with Ship Lifecycle Management

Shipbuilding companies implement product lifecycle management (PLM) systems to provide their diverse and widely dispersed enterprises with access to a single source of product and process knowledge. Once a PLM system is in place, shipbuilding companies can leverage this knowledge to improve productivity, reduce ship design and engineering costs as well as operational expenses, facilitate global collaboration and provide the visibility needed for better business decision-making. This white paper from Siemens identifies the best-practice capabilities that a PLM system should provide to facilitate these fundamental business needs.

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Use of EPL/SHaPoLi  Power Reserve

To meet EEXI requirements, many ships have applied EPL or SHaPoLi as an overridable power limitation. In this case, the available power may be insufficient and overriding the power limitation may be necessary, which requires reporting and follow-up. This statutory news aims to inform on the release and use of power reserve.

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Lithium-Ion Batteries in Containers Guidelines

These Guidelines produced by the global carrier CINS Network is intended to highlight the risks that Lithium-Ion Batteries can present and provide suggestions for identifying those risks and ensuring the safe carriage of Lithium-Ion Batteries.

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Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment

Canada is a signatory to a NATO Standardization Agreement which provides descriptions of types of naval and non-naval vessels for use by planners, operators and analysts. A naval replenishment oiler, defined in the guide as an auxiliary vessel and written per naval writing convention as "auxiliary oiler replenishment" is designated as an AOR. The definitions and comments explain terms are identified in the following document.

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Strong Seawater-Lubricated Bearings Could Result in Reduced Underwater Radiated Noise, Says THORDON

Thordon Bearings has indicated a polymer propeller shaft bearing lubricated by seawater could generate significantly less underwater radiated noise (URN) than metal bearings lubricated by oil.The Canadian polymer bearings specialist says the low URN of a ship operating with seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearings is one of the reasons why the arrangement is favoured by the naval, cruise and fisheries sectors.

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Controlling the Northern Seas

We are presenting something a little different in our Technical Section this week but definitely of interest to many of our readers. Dr Tim Choi of the University of Calgary has just released his doctoral dissertation titled: Controlling the Northern Seas: The Influence of Exclusive Economic Zones on the Development of Norwegian, Danish, and Canadian Naval Forces. There is much to explore in his work that is relevant to many of us.

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Green Shipping Corridors: Leveraging Synergies

As part of COP 26, 24 countries including the Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Chile, and Australia, signed the Clydebank Declaration, with the goal of supporting the establishment of at least six green corridors by the middle of this decade. The ABS publication, Green Shipping Corridors: Leveraging Synergies, provides the foundation needed for making informed decisions regarding selecting, establishing and utilizing green shipping corridors.

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Alternative Fuels Outlook For Shipping  

This white paper by Bureau Veritas details alternative fuels for the shipping industry, considering technological maturity, availability, safety, emissions and regulations. Adopting a well-to-wake approach in its evaluations, our analysis covers the industry’s changing needs resulting from its energy transition and decarbonization ambitions.

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A Blueprint for Building Sustainable Operational Technology Cyber Security Programmes  

In most organisations, a gap still exists in understanding how OT security programmes, controls, and solutions differ from  existing IT security solutions. The increase in cyber-attacks targeting OT environments in several companies worldwide and in regulatory requirements may have triggered a willingness in organisations to plan, create, and employ viable OT security programmes to achieve a more robust OT security maturity level.

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Impact of Manufacturing Tolerances on Propeller Performance  

This report evaluates experimental data on the manufacturing tolerances of propellers and the resulting defects, with the conclusion that the current ISO 484 standards needs to be thoroughly evaluated as defects have effects on efficiently, cavitation and noise.

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Increasing Uptime by Quickly Comparing As-Designed, As-Built, and As-In -Service Models  

At C&C Marine & Repair a joint SSI and Cupix solution is helping the shipyard understand what was installed and when.

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Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory

Testing innovative solutions at real scale.

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Senasa Ship Lift Operational After Conversion to Thordon's Grease-Free Solution

The marine railway at the Senasa Shipyard in Mazatlán, Mexico is fully operational following a complete bearing change to Thordon’s grease-free ThorPlas-Blue bearings.

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Thordon Bearings Prove Their Worth in Abu Dhabi Offshore Platform Pumps

Thordon Bearings’ water-lubricated elastomeric polymer bearings have been installed to well pumps aboard an undisclosed offshore oil platform operated by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

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