Vestdavit Inc., the US operation set up by industry-leading davit supplier Vestdavit, has won a contract to deliver boat launch-and-recovery systems to two Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessels belonging to the United States Navy. Currently under construction by global shipbuilder Austal at its yard in Mobile, Alabama, the EPFs will assist the Navy’s military and humanitarian efforts worldwide. […]

Making data available outside the ship brings many benefits. Service can then be carried out remotely. Upgrading system functionality and getting access to data for follow-up at the office also become easier and analysis of incidents can be commenced only minutes after they occur. But cyberspace security is always a challenge. What can you do to protect your data from digital pirates?

Classification society DNV GL has released an updated version of its bulk liquefaction guideline at the Nor-Shipping trade fair this week. The guideline covers both the design and operation of vessels with bulk cargoes that may liquefy, and has already contributed to raise the awareness of the risks of cargo liquefaction on ships.