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Cyprus awards $323m contract for its first LNG terminal
Hudong Zhonghua and Wilhemsen are two maritime players in the winning consortium.
The contract calls for a floating
storage and regasification unit to be deployed along with other associated infrastructure to be built in Cyprus Cyprus
wants to use LNG imports for gas-fired power generation from 2021
The nation has already shortlisted bidders for LNG supplies source: Lloydslist
Legal update: Singapore to increase limits of liability for maritime claims with effect from 29 December 2019
Amendments to the Merchant Shipping Act to inter alia increase the limits of liability for maritime claims were passed by
the Singapore Parliament on 14 January 2019
The Singapore Government has now announced that the increase in limits
would take effect from 29 December 2019 12.01am. Prior to this increase, Singapore’s limits of liability for maritime
claims were those under the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 With this increase, Singapore
would be implementing the 1996 Protocol to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims of 1976 (as
amended in 2012 and effective from 2015).
This puts Singapore on par with other leading maritime jurisdictions such as
Hong Kong and England, and ahead of neighbouring Malaysia where the limits are those under the 1996 Protocol but
without the 2015 amendments. The increased limits would not apply in relation to any liability arising out of an
occurrence which took place before 29 December 2019 12.01am.
Singapore’s implementation of the 1996 Protocol to the
Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims of 1976 (as amended in 2012 and effective from 2015) is part of its continuing efforts to promote the growing use of Singapore law as the governing law of commercial shipping contractsand attract more claimants to utilise Singapore’s legal and arbitration dispute mechanisms. Source : incelaw&ince
VIKING to supply HydroPen container firefighting system for V.Ships
Container firefighting across the V.Ships Hamburg container ship fleet has been entrusted to the HydroPenTM system,
after VIKING Life-Saving Equipment secured a contract to protect over 40 ships against one of the industry’s fastest
growing safety hazards. The alarming rise in the number of container fires has brought calls for urgent action from the
International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI), with stakeholders urged to encourage IMO to strengthen fire protection
and review firefighting equipment onboard existing ships. Fighting a fire high up in the stack from the deck is often
ineffective, with containers dowsed on the outside while materials inside continue to burn. As ship sizes have increased,
so have stack heights.
The HydroPen™ system is based on an innovative drilling and spraying machine that allows deck
crew to fight fires successfully high up in the stack. Developed by Rosenby Engineering and distributed exclusively by VIKING, the HydroPen unit is attached to existing ship hoses and raised by a single crew member using a telescopic lift.Powered by water pressure alone, the HydroPen drills through the container door before switching to spray mode to
extinguish the fire with water, foam or C02. “For V.Ships, new technologies that support safety excellence are always
welcome, while keeping customers ahead of the competition through innovation is one of our core values,” says Franck
Kayser, Group Managing Director, V.Ships Ship Management. “HydroPen is an easy to use but ground-breaking system
that addresses a specific industry concern. Its adoption fleetwide aligns with our ‘safety first’ commitment.”
VIKING will deliver 88 HydroPen systems to 45 V.Ships Hamburg container ships by February 2020 One unit will be
positioned astern and the other towards the bow to enable rapid response. “Securing an order of this magnitude from
one of the leading ship management companies in the world is a major vindication of the work behind bringing the
HydroPen system to market,” says Lasse Boesen, Product Manager Trade,
VIKING. “Several of the most recent container fires have occurred on very large ships. These ships can only call at a limited number of ports, making it critical that container fires are dealt with on board. The feedback that we are getting on HydroPen is that the system’s true value comes from its being so easy to use.”
“We continuously seek to offer the very latest technologies to our maritime customers and in the HydroPen we believe we have a solution that will quickly become a ‘must-have’ to address a serious and widespread issue,” says Benny Carlsen, VIKING Senior Vice President.
The HydroPen has already seen service, after a pilot system was used to extinguish a real fire at sea, he adds.
On the cooperation between VIKING and V.Ships, VIKING’s
Sales Director for Europe and Africa, Dorte M. Hansen comments: “V.Ships is a valued customer and a true first-mover
when it comes to safety. We’re delighted that they keep trusting our solutions when it comes to protecting their crews