In addition to complying with private contracts with fish farmers and general shipping regulations, well boat operators have to comply with certain aquacultural rules. For anyone operating in the well-boat market, basic knowledge of this regulatory framework is crucial.

By Trude Borch, Marianne Frantzen and Lars Olav Sparboe // Akvaplan-niva Just north of Tromsø in Norway, at a research station called FISK, there is a tank holding 70 of these scary-looking fish. They are broodfish collected from the wild by fishermen who know how to capture fish without harming them. The wolffish are therefore healthy […]

Today, the state-of-the-art fishing trawler “Akraberg” is being christened. Delivered yesterday to the fishing company Framherji, “Akraberg” was built at the Vard Brattvåg shipyard in Ålesund and financed by Eksfin and Nordea. Since 2015, Eksfin has contributed NOK 12 billion in loans and guarantees to the seafood industry

Voestalpine Böhler Welding Germany GmbH has become the first manufacturer worldwide to be awarded a Type Approval certificate from classification society DNV, for their solid wire 3Dprint AM 70/I1 feedstock. The Type Approval has been awarded based on DNV’s new class programme, DNV-CP-291 “Additive Manufacturing Feedstock”.

Classification society DNV has introduced the shipping industry’s first competence standard for vessel remote control centre operators (RCCO). The standard is supported by a new recommended practice that offers a certification scheme for RCCOs. Together, they provide a framework for training, assessing, and certifying personnel working in remote-control centres that support or manage operations at sea.

Classification society DNV and Atlas Corp.’s (“Atlas”) shipping arm, Seaspan Corporation (“Seaspan”), the world’s largest independent containership owner and operator, have set up a Joint Atlas-Seaspan and DNV Collaboration Space (“JCS”) in Shanghai, bringing the two parties’ multifaceted partnerships to new heights.

Classification society DNV has introduced the new ABATE class notation, designed to assist the owners and operators of offshore floating installations to identify and implement measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Altera Infrastructure is the first FPSO owner to pilot the DNV notation on the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO, with successful results so far.

Classification society DNV and the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) have awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering CO. (KSOE) for a new 40,000 CBM liquified CO2 carrier design. The handover of the AiP certificate took place during the Gastech trade fair in Dubai.