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BMW Car Engine To Become A Marine Outboard

Sweden-based technology company Semcon is working with Cimco Marine to complete a pilot study to explore the potential of BMW’s twin turbo, 3l diesel engine for use in the marine industry. The study aims to build the world’s first 3l diesel outboard engine with more than 200hp capability. It expects ...

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Butane leaked after tankers collide off Singapore

Two tankers, including one carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), have collided off the coast of Singapore, resulting in a release of around 1,796t of butane gas. The LPG tanker, Crystal Sunrise, is registered in Singapore, while the other tanker involved in the incident, Astro Saturn, is Greece-registered. The collision, which ...

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ABS Launches Electronic Certificates for its Fleet

Classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has launched electronic certificates (e-Certificates) for its entire classed-fleet. The tamper-proof, independently verifiable and secure e-Certificates are the digital equivalents of traditional ABS paper certificates. Availability of the new certificates will be subject to individual Flag Administrations’ authorisation. ABS chairman, president and CEO ...

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LR Grants Approval for HHI’s LNG-Fuelled VLOC

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted its approval in principle (AiP) to a new 250,000dwt liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled very large ore carrier (VLOC) built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The ship is expected to help its owner to comply with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) sulphur oxides (SOx) emission ...

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