Flashback in history: SS Koombana disappearing during a tropical cyclone on 20 March 1912

The SS Koombana was a late Edwardian-era passenger, cargo and mail carrying steamship. From March 1909 to March 1912, she operated coastal liner services between Fremantle, Western Australia and various ports in the northwest of that State. She is best known for disappearing at an unknown location north of Port Hedland, Western Australia, during a…

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DBS among the first accredited EU-MRV Verification Bodies

Succeeding an audit by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), Dromon Bureau of Shipping (DBS) has been accredited against the ISO 14065 standard to provide worldwide services related to Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport (known as the EU-MRV Regulation). DBS can provide the following…

DNVGL: New carriage requirements for all IBC Code listed products

The IMO is reassessing carriage requirements for products listed in the IBC Code (International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals In Bulk). This means the current list of cargo with the Certificate of Fitness will change for chemical tankers. The amendments are expected to take effect 1 July 2020, subject…