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Update: Two Missing Crew Members of Sunken KM Avatar Found

  • Tanggal June 20, 2017

Two seafarers which were reported missing following the sinking of the cargo ship KM Avatar in the Malacca Strait have been found, with one of them alive and the other one dead, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said. The two men were found some 11.8 nautical miles southwest of Tanjung Kling on June 15.  The ship’s cook, known as Hermawan, 35, was found alive in a life raft.  The crew member who died was Samuel Andianto, 52. The body was found...

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Ship Sinks off Malaysia, Two Missing

  • Tanggal June 20, 2017

Two seafarers are believed to be missing after a cargo ship sank in the Malacca Strait in the morning hours of June 14, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency informed.  As disclosed, the Indonesia-flagged KM Avatar sank some eleven nautical miles from Tanjung Kling. Thirteen crew members were rescued by the vehicles carrier Undine which was in the vicinity at the time of the incident, the agency said, referring to a statement received by Marine Department...

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Toyota, Mitsubishi keen to operate Patimban Port

  • Tanggal May 29, 2017

Keen to ensure security of their vehicle exports business in Indonesia, Japanese auto giants Toyota Motor Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation are among the leading bidders to operate the new Patimban port in West Java, local reports said. The port, which is being developed by the Indonesian government with funding and support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is expected to start operations in 2020, and is seen as key to the operations of the two major vehicle...

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Five Die in RoPax Ferry Fire off Indonesia

  • Tanggal May 29, 2017

Five people died in a fire on board Mutiara Sentosa I Ro-Pax ferry on Friday, May 19 while the Indonesian-flagged ship was underway in Masalembo waters of East Java.  A total of 192 survivors have been rescued by the National Search and Rescue Agency of the Republic of Indonesia. After two days of search and rescue operation for potential missing persons, the operation was terminated on Sunday, May 21, the agency said, adding that the agency’s...

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Euronav’s Grounded Tanker to Be Refloated on May 4

  • Tanggal May 02, 2017

The recently grounded crude oil tanker M/T Alex could be set free on May 4 as the proposed ship refloating plan received approval from relevant authorities, according to the ship’s managers Euronav Ship Management. Namely, the Indonesian Authorities approved the salvage plan on April 27 and provided a permit for the lightening operation to be performed. According to the current tentative schedule the lightening operation will start on May 1.  The approval was...

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MES Hands Over Bulk Carrier Ocean Makmur

  • Tanggal May 02, 2017

Japanese shipbuilder and ship designer Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) delivered the 60,000 dwt bulk carrier MV Ocean Makmur on April 27.  The shipbuilder said that the vessel, which was constructed at its Tamano shipyard, features a length of around 200 meters and a withd of 32 meters.  With 34,578 gross tons, the bulk carrier was constructed for Indonesian company Indofood Sukses Makmur, according to data provided by VesselsValue.  The 24th ship of Mitsui...

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Tanjung Priok hails first mainline call

  • Tanggal May 02, 2017

Indonesia's Tanjung Priok has started receiving mainline calls with the introduction of CMA CGM's first Jakarta-Los Angeles direct service calling at the port earlier this week.  The 8,238-teu CMA CGM Otello, which is serving the new Java Southeast Asia Express service, is the biggest container ship to ever have berthed in an Indonesian port, local reports said.  CMA CGM will deploy 17 vessels on the service, which claims will have a transit time of 23 days down from...

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Spotted: CMA CGM Otello Becomes Largest Boxship to Call Indonesia

  • Tanggal May 02, 2017

In today’s spotted, we bring you images of CMA CGM Otello which arrived at the Jakarta International Container Terminal in Indonesia earlier this week as the largest container vessel to call this country. During the ship’s visit, its upcoming maiden voyage for “the industry’s first direct service” from Indonesia to the United States was celebrated on April 24, according to CMA CGM which operates the container vessel.  The 8,238 TEU boxship is deployed in...

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Gallery: Stena Imagination Named in Dubai

  • Tanggal April 26, 2017

MR tanker Stena Imagination was named at the Port Rashid Terminal in Dubai on April 18. The vessel is jointly owned on a 50-50 basis by Swedish Stena Bulk and Indonesian Golden Agri Resources (GAR). “Naming the Stena Imagination in Dubai is very much a strategic choice. Stena Bulk recently opened an office here together with Stena Weco and Golden Stena Weco,” Erik Hånell, President & CEO of Stena Bulk and CEO of Stena Weco, said. Stena Imagination is the seventh of a total...

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Inland waterway link to Tanjung Priok could construction approval by mid-year

  • Tanggal April 26, 2017

Indonesia continues to make progress, albeit convoluted, towards getting its logistics infrastructure into shape, with local media reporting that approvals to build a canal linking industrial areas to the main Tanjung Priok Port could be given by mid-year. The reports cited Pelindo II’s operations and information system director Prasetyadi as saying the government is in the process of preparing a presidential regulation on the construction of inland waterways connecting Cikarang, Bekasi...

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Euronav Arranges Salvage Ops for Grounded Tanker

  • Tanggal April 26, 2017

Euronav’s crude oil tanker M/T Alex, which ran aground on April 12, could soon be freed as the ship’s managers hired two salvage firms to undertake the ship’s refloating operation. Namely, Euronav Ship Management agreed with SMIT Singapore Pte Ltd. and PT Samudera Indonesia to carry out the salvage works which will include lightening of the vessel by ship to ship transfer of cargo. Following the tanker’s grounding on a soft mud bottom while sailing between Borneo and Sumatra,...

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Euronav VLCC grounds in Indonesia

  • Tanggal April 26, 2017

A VLCC belonging to Euronav ran aground on Wednesday. The laden 299,445 dwt Alex was en route to Ningbo in China when it ran into trouble in the Thousands Islands area of Indonesia. Euronav has maintained that no injuries or pollution have been reported, and the vessel remains safely aground in good weather. “No breach of hull, water ingress or mechanical failure are apparent in the assessment made by the crew, while the class surveyor is expected to board as soon as possible,”...

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Samudera Shipping plans sell-off of six elderly boxships and tankers

  • Tanggal April 26, 2017

Samudera Shipping Line is planning to dispose of six elderly ships including four boxships and two oil tankers, subject to approval from the shareholders. The Indonesian shipowner announced it is seeking approval from shareholders to authorise the disposal of the four feeder boxships, all built in 2005 with capacity from 241-287 teu and two 17,726-17,766-dwt oil tankers built in 2000 and 2001. Singapore-listed Samudera Shipping said the ships are all Indonesia flagged vessels that...

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Indonesia’s Pelindo III to manage 4 more ports

  • Tanggal April 12, 2017

Indonesian state-owned port operator Pelindo III is set to take on four additional ports in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), following the government’s plan to transfer the management of the ports to a business entity, local reports said.  The management transfer process of the four ports, Labuan Bajo and Reo in Flores island and Atapupu and Wini in Timor island, is expected to be completed in the middle of this year, said Pelindo III Kupang general manager Boy Rubyanto. “The...

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Indonesian state-owned yard PAL gets new head

  • Tanggal April 06, 2017

A new boss has been appointed to Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PAL Indonesia, after its previous chief was implicated in a graft scandal, local media reported.  State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno appointed Budiman Saleh as the new chief. Budiman was previously the director of commerce and restructuring at Dirgantara Indonesia, a state-owned aircraft manufacturer.  Major shipbuilder PAL Indonesia has been rocked by a major graft scandal after Muhammad Firmansyah...

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Indonesian state-owned companies urged to use local yards

  • Tanggal April 04, 2017

Indonesian shipbuilders once again renewed calls for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to buy local ships, local media reported.  According to 2014 data, more than 90% of the more than 14,000 Indonesian-flagged vessels are not built locally.  “We need to keep market [demand] going, starting with SOEs, which don’t buy a significant number of locally made ships,” Indonesian Shipbuilding Association (Iperindo) chairman Eddy Logam was quoted as saying. Government...

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Thieves Board Maersk Aegean off Indonesia

  • Tanggal March 29, 2017

Robbers boarded a product tanker owned by Danish Maersk Tankers and stole equipment while the vessel was at anchor off Indonesia, ReCAAP ISC informed.  The incident aboard the 2013-built Maersk Aegean took place while the ship was anchored off Labuk Gaung, Inner Anchorage in Dumai in the morning hours of March 12.  A portable welding machine, an electric drill and an electric hacksaw were found missing from the engine room workshop. Upon checking, the emergency access to the...

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Indonesias Nusantara Pelabuhan Handal raises 23m for expansion from IDX listing

  • Tanggal March 29, 2017

Privately owned Indonesian port operator Nusantara Pelabuhan Handal (NPH), which raised IDR308.6bn ($23.1m) from its initial public offering, started trading on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) on Thursday.  NPH, which is traded under the code PORT, is controlled by tycoon Garibaldi Thohir, who is also president director of coal miner Adaro Energy.  Local media reported that about 65% of the proceeds, or IDR200.6bn, will be used to repay all of the company's loans to its...

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Ministry of Transportation and Bahamas Maritime Authority Conduct Joint Investigation on Caledonian Sky Incident

  • Tanggal March 29, 2017

JAKARTA - Kementerian Perhubungan cq. Direktorat Jenderal Perhubungan Laut  menyurati negara bendera  (Notification of Marine Casualty) Flag State kapal MV. Caledonian Sky untuk menginformasikan adanya kejadian kandasnya kapal dimaksud yang mengakibatkan kerusakan terumbu karang di Raja Ampat, Papua dan meminta untuk melakukan joint investigation terhadap kejadian tersebut. Hal ini disampaikan oleh Direktur Jenderal Perhubungan Laut, A. Tonny Budiono di Jakarta usai mendapatkan...

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Kidnapped Vietnamese Seafarer Killed by Abu Sayyaf

  • Tanggal March 29, 2017

A Vietnamese seafarer who was kidnapped on February 19th by Abu Sayyaf, an affiliate to the ISIS Islamic terror group, together with five other crew members of the Vietnamese-flagged bulk carrier MV Giang Hai was killed while trying to escape his captors. The information was confirmed by the Joint Task Force of Sulu of the Philippine Army, three weeks after the kidnapping occurred. The ship was boarded by an unknown number of pirates while underway roughly 35nm from Doc Can Island. The...

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New ro-ro route to connect eastern Indonesia and Southern Philippines

  • Tanggal March 29, 2017

The Asean Ro-Ro Network initiative, will be kicked off with the opening of the Davao-General Santos-Bitung route for ro-ro vessels on 30 April, local media reported. The route will be launched by Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the 2017 Asean Summit in Davao City.  The key project within the initiative is expected to boost trade between Indonesia and the Philippines in the long run and improve connectivity among Southeast Asian countries...

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Caledonian Sky Refloated after Grounding on Indonesian Reef

  • Tanggal March 29, 2017

Expedition vessel MS Caledonian Sky has been refloated after it ran aground on a reef off Indonesia on March 4, the ship’s owner, the UK-based cruise company Noble Caledonia, informed. The company said that the 1991-built passenger ship was operating off Kri Island in a remote area of Indonesia when it grounded.  After the relevant authorities were informed, the divers inspected the underwater part of the hull, confirming that the ship was not taking on water and that...

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Businessman Ask For Legal Assurance of Former Foreign Vessel

  • Tanggal March 06, 2017

Sabtu,  4 Maret 2017  −  14:35 WIB JAKARTA - Wakil Ketua Umum Kadin Bidang Kelautan dan Perikanan Yugi Prayanto meminta pemerintah memberikan kepastian hukum dan transparansi terkait pelarangan beroperasinya kapal-kapal ikan eks asing. "Kami berharap masalah yang saat ini merundung sektor perikanan bisa segera diatasi. Jika dibiarkan, maka usaha sektor perikanan tidak menarik bagi investor," kata dia dalam rilisnya, Sabtu (4/3/2017). Menurutnya, saat ini ada ratusan bahkan...

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Capsized Indian Navy Frigate Righted in Mumbai Dock

  • Tanggal March 06, 2017

US-based salvage company RESOLVE Marine Group has completed the salvage of the INS Betwa, the Indian Navy frigate that capsized inside a dock at a naval shipyard in Mumbai late last year.  The 3,800-tonne missile frigate rolled over on her port side during undocking at the Naval Dockyard (Mumbai) shipyard on December 5, 2016, killing two and injuring 14 others.  RESOLVE was contracted to conduct an immediate dive survey and then to stabilize, block and support the vessel to allow...

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DGST Dolphin Operation 2017 Found 5 Ships Violate Sailing Safety Standards

  • Tanggal March 06, 2017

​Jakarta - Operasi  Mandiri Terpadu Kesatuan Penjagaan Laut dan Pantai, Direktorat Jenderal Perhubungan Laut Tahun 2017 dengan sandi “Operasi Lumba-Lumba 2017” pada tanggal 27 s.d 28 Februari 2017 berhasil menemukan 5 unit kapal yang diduga melanggar aturan keselamatan pelayaran saat berlayar di Perairan  Indonesia. Dari hasil laporan Komandan SATGAS Operasi Lumba Lumba 2017, Kolonel Laut, Ir. Akhmad Sudarto, MT disebutkan bahwa Kelima kapal yang diperiksa pada Operasi...

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DGST Optimist to Reach Above 90 Budget Absorption Target

  • Tanggal March 06, 2017

JAKARTA – Dalam pelaksanaan anggaran tahun 2017 Kementerian Perhubungan mendapatkan Pagu Anggaran sebesar 45,98 Triliun Rupiah. Terkait dengan hal itu, Menteri Perhubungan Budi Karya Sumadi menargetkan pada akhir tahun 2017 daya serap Kemenhub dapat mencapai di atas 90%. Hal tersebut diyakini juga oleh Direktur Jenderal Perhubungan Laut, A. Tonny Budiono yang optimis dapat mencapai target daya serap anggaran Ditjen Perhubungan Laut di atas 90% dari total Pagu Anggaran sebesar 11,56...

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ReCAAP ISC reports improvement in Jan 2017

  • Tanggal March 02, 2017

The ReCAAP ISC has announced that a total of six incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in January 2017. It is of primary importance that no incident of piracy was reported. This is a 40% decrease in the total number of incidents compared to January 2016. There was no incident involving the hijacking of tanker for theft of oil cargo in January 2017. The ReCAAP ISC commends the littoral States for their enhanced patrols and enforcement efforts, and the shipping...

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ICS: Shipping Vulnerable to Regional Action on Cutting CO2

  • Tanggal March 02, 2017

Unless the International Maritime Organization (IMO) makes significant progress as part of its CO2 reduction strategy for the shipping sector the industry could be vulnerable to regional action, the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Esben Poulsson believes.  Speaking in Indonesia today at The Economist magazine’s World Ocean Summit, Poulsson feared that regional action could not only come from the EU – which is considering incorporating shipping into the EU...

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Pirates Kill One, Abduct Six Off Philippines

  • Tanggal March 02, 2017

Pirates killed one and abducted six sailors of a Vietnam-flagged ship in an attack off the southern Philippines on February 19, according to a report issued by ReCAAP ISC. The 4,739 dwt MV Giang Hai was boarded by gunmen northwest of Doc Can Island, while the vessel was underway from Indonesia to Iloilo Port, the Philippines.  The pirates destroyed navigation and communication equipment before escaping. Para perompak merusak peralatan navigasi dan komunikasi sebelum melarikan...

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Around 130 vessels stuck as Indonesian coal ports hit with congestion

  • Tanggal March 02, 2017

A combination of bad weather and road blockages along with a recent rises in coal demand from China has led to bad congestion at Kalimantan ports and disruption of coal supplies, Reuters reported. The news wire cited coal traders and ship operator as saying the disruptions were affecting coal ports near Samarinda in the province of East Kalimantan and Taboneo, near the capital of South Kalimantan, Banjarmasin, with some 130 vessels currently offshore Kalimantan according to...

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Samudera announces disposal of six feeder boxships

  • Tanggal March 02, 2017

Indonesia’s Samudera Shipping Line has completed the sale of a series of feeder container vessels over the last 12 months as part of an effort to disposed of elderly ships that are no longer competitive.  Samudera Shipping has disposed of six box vessels for a total price of approximately $5.73m. “The proceeds from the disposal of the vessels will be utilised for working capital and business expansion of the group,” Singapore-listed Samudera said. Samudera said the...

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Hanjin Shipping to go bankrupt in February

  • Tanggal February 07, 2017

A South Korean court officially announced the date which Hanjin Shipping is set for liquidation.  The company, which was the world’s seventh-largest largest container line, is expected to declare bankruptcy on February 17 after a two-week period for appeals.  The Seoul Central District Court said in a statement that the decision was made following estimation that the firm’s liquidation value would be worth more than its value as a going concern. ...

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Enhanced software to facilitate IACS Compliance released

  • Tanggal February 07, 2017

Common Structural Rules Software LLC, a joint venture company formed by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and ABS, has released a software upgrade that simplifies compliance with current and pending IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR).   “The Common Structural Rules provide the only industry route to compliance with IMO’s Goal-Based Standards for tanker and bulk carrier structures,” says LR Marine and Offshore Director Nick Brown. “By working together, LR and ABS...

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Indonesia’s Tanjung Priok port seen cutting rates to attract direct calls

  • Tanggal February 07, 2017

Seeking to raise its status as an international hub Indonesian state-owned port operator Pelindo II has vowed to cut the costs of shipping containers out of the archipelago's main port of Tanjung Priok, local media said.   Pelindo II hoped to consolidate cargo to reduce the cost per container by up to IDR1.5m ($113), president director Elvyn Masassya was quoted as saying.  “There will be some cargo consolidation. Large ships could stop there, and the logistic...

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IACS releases updated Blue Book for 2017

  • Tanggal February 07, 2017

The International Association of Classification Societies is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 edition of its IACS Blue Book. The latest release of the Blue Book package continues to enhance IACS technical support to the shipping industry through work and investment in technology, innovation, research and development both at the classification and statutory levels.  The Blue Book is an electronic library of technical resolutions adopted by IACS as a result of its technical...

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Crew Kidnappings Reach Decade High in 2016

  • Tanggal January 16, 2017

More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report. In its 2016 report, IMB recorded 191 incidents of piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas. “The continued fall in piracy is good news, but certain shipping routes remain dangerous, and the escalation of crew kidnapping is a worrying trend in some...

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Robbers Board Bulk Carrier off Indonesia

  • Tanggal January 16, 2017

A bulk carrier was boarded by robbers on January 8, 2017, as five persons climbed aboard the ship which was in Indonesian Muara Berau Anchorage at the time of the incident, according to data provided by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB).  The robbers took a duty crewman hostage and tied him to the foremast. Another duty crewman tried to contact the first man but received no response. As he approached the forecastle to investigate, he...

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ReCAAP: Crew Abductors Targeting Bigger Ships off Southeast Asia

  • Tanggal December 22, 2016

The continued occurrence of incidents involving the abduction of crews from ships while underway in the Sulu-Celebes Sea and off eastern Sabah is a cause for great concern, according to the latest report by Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC.  In November 2016, one actual incident and four attempted incidents of abduction of crew were reported.  Between March 2016 and November 2016, nine incidents of abduction of crew and four attempted incidents in the Sulu-Celebes Sea and off...

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Samudera Indonesia Entrusts Rickmers Shipmanagement with Two Supramax Bulkers

  • Tanggal December 22, 2016

Samudera Indonesia has appointed Rickmers Shipmanagement, part of Rickmers Group, as the new technical manager of two Supramax bulk carriers including their crewing.  Samudera Indonesia currently owns three dry bulk carriers, the 57,700 dwt Sinar Kutai and Sinar Kapuas, both built in 2011, and the 1998-built, 8,911 dwt Sinar Kudus.  Rickmers Group CEO Dr Ignace Van Meenen said: “Our shipmanagement approach is based on a particularly high level of transparency ensured by...

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Worker Dies at Bangladeshi Shipbreaking Yard

  • Tanggal December 15, 2016

A worker died while dismantling German container ship Viktoria Wulff at Arefin shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh, on December 4, 2016, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said.  The 35-year old Shah Jahan was struck on the head by a heavy iron piece.  In an attempt to hide the accident, the yard management kept the body of Shah Jahan inside the premises, but fellow workers and locals rushed to the site and started demonstrating, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said. The body...

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ReCAAP issues monthly report on piracy in Asia ReCAAP keluarkan laporan bulanan pembajakan laut di Asia

  • Tanggal December 15, 2016

ReCAAP ISC has issued its monthly report on piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia for November 2016. A total of ten incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported during this period. Throughout the past one-year period , the number of incidents has fluctuated. In November 2016, 10 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia. On a month-to-month comparison from November 2015 to November 2016, the number of incidents has fluctuated...

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IMO and ship survey body strengthen cooperation

  • Tanggal December 15, 2016

On December 7, IMO signed an agreement with the technical body whose members undertake ship survey and certification duties on behalf of IMO Member States. Under the terms of the agreement, IMO and IACS will exchange technical information on a regular basis and strengthen existing lines of dialogue between the two organizations.  The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) represents so-called Recognised Organizations (ROs) at IMO.  Survey and certification is...

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Norden lands biggest bulk shipping contract to Philippines

  • Tanggal December 15, 2016

Norden has landed its biggest bulk shipping contract to transport up to 24m tonnes of coal to the Philippines over a 10-year period.  Norden and Philippine energy firm GNPower Mariveles Coal Plant entered into the deal on Thursday.  The contract comprises transportation of 20-24m tonnes of coal to the power plant and starts in the first quarter of 2017. In terms of volume, Norden said it is the largest contract for the company. The shipments will be carried out on panamax vessels...

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Six banks team up with Pelindo to provide e-billing system for Indonesian ports

  • Tanggal December 06, 2016

The pieces are gradually being put in place for Indonesia to join the modern shipping world, with local media reporting that six banks have agreed to partner with the four major state-owned port operators to build an integrated billing system (IBS). Pelindo I, II, III and IV are teaming up with Bank Mandiri, Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), Bank Central Asia (BCA), Bank Bukopin and Bank CIMB Niaga to create a cash management system for billing, which should help ease...

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Indonesian pirates handed lengthy prison sentences

  • Tanggal December 06, 2016

Eight Indonesians were sentenced yesterday to between 15 and 18 years in prison by a Malaysian court for the hijacking of an oil tanker last year. The Orkim Harmony was carrying around 6,000 tonnes of petrol when it was attacked by the eight men on June 11 last year.  The tanker was en route from Malaysia’s western coast to the port of Kuantan on the east coast.  Six of the pirates were sentenced to 15 years in jail and five strokes of the cane, while the other two were...

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Rotterdam Port to Take Part in Developing Two Indonesian Ports

  • Tanggal December 06, 2016

The Port of Rotterdam Authority signed agreements to participate in the development of two ports in Indonesia, the Port of Kuala Tanjung and the Port of Jakarta, on November 23, 2016.  The Port of Rotterdam Authority signed a joint venture agreement with the Indonesian state-owned port corporation Pelindo 1 as the duo aims to prepare the development of a new deep-sea port in Kuala Tanjung. The joint team of Pelindo 1 and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have been entrusted with preparing...

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Indonesia’s Temas Line takes its largest boxship

  • Tanggal December 06, 2016

Alphaliner is reporting Temas Line from Indonesia has paid Germany’s Gebab $6.5m for the 11-year-old 2,800 teu Larentia. The ship, now renamed Sendang Mas, becomes both the largest ship in the Temas fleet as well as the largest container vessel operating on the Indonesian cabotage trade. “The purchase of the Larentia has likely been motivated by the appealing prices obtainable on the depressed sale & purchase market, that give regional carriers a unique opportunity to boost...

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Samudera reports Q3 loss on impact from Hanjin Shipping exposure

  • Tanggal November 02, 2016

Samudera Shipping Line has fallen into the red for the third quarter on lower contributions across all business segments, and is continuing with efforts to contain the impact from the demise of Hanjin Shipping.  Net loss for the quarter ended 30 September 2016 was reported at $3.79m as against the profit of $1.23m in the year-ago period.  The quarterly revenue declined by 18.8% year-on-year to $61m on reduced earnings from its container, bulk and tanker shipping businesses. On the...

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Pertamina beefs up distribution with new 3,500 dwt tanker

  • Tanggal October 19, 2016

Indonesian national oil company Pertamina's oil and gas shipping unit Pertamina Trans Kontinental (PTK), has added one more tanker to its fleet to strengthen oil distribution across the archipelago and help increase revenue, local reports said. The company received the $11.7m, 3,500 dwt Tansko Arafura from Drydocks World Pertama, the Batam-based yard unit of the Dubai-based shipbuilding company Drydocks World.  The company believes an enlarged fleet would increase its capacity...

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Change in investment rules needed for big boys to enter Indonesian market: MCC ceo

  • Tanggal October 19, 2016

There is potential for Maersk Line intra-Asia unit MCC Transport to make a foray into the Indonesian cabotage market but there are also many challenges and many other opportunities in the market that the company is not really focussing on it at the moment, its ceo Tim Wickmann told Seatrade Maritime News. One of the barriers is that there are already five or six fairly large and established local players that are engaged in the cabotage trade who would be tough to compete against. Wickmann...

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Drewry: Optimism for Multipurpose Shipping Remains Muted

  • Tanggal October 12, 2016

The last three months have been some of the worst the multipurpose and project carrier sector has endured as the breakbulk and project cargo sector remained weak, with little suggestion that volumes will improve significantly until the end of 2017, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.  Rates have continued to slide to barely cover operating expenses, as the competing sectors of container ships and bulk carriers have weakened the MPV market ever further in...

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CEO of the Korean Register passes away

  • Tanggal October 12, 2016

Dr B S Park, chairman and CEO of the Korean Register, has passed away after a short illness, aged 63.  The registry said Dr Park (pictured) had made a “significant impact” on the classification society since joining as its head in December 2014.  “In particular he will be remembered both as a moderniser and as a someone who cared deeply for the people he worked with,” the Korean Registry said in a statement. “In his relatively short time with KR,...

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Noshiro Maru III Mulai Beroperasi

  • Tanggal October 12, 2016

Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) took delivery of a new coal carrier, Noshiro Maru, from its compatriot shipbuilder Oshima Shipbuilding on September 30, 2016.   The delivery and naming ceremony was held at the shipyard in Saikai, Nagasaki, on the same day. The 90,150 dwt Noshiro Maru features a length of 235 meters and a width of 43 meters.  The new coal carrier is the third ship to take the Noshiro Maru name since the first Noshiro Maru began...

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Shipowners Urge IMO to Set Timeline for Reducing GHG Emissions

  • Tanggal October 11, 2016

The world’s national shipowner associations represented by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have urged the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to develop a timeline for the further reduction of the shipping sector’s Green House Gas (GHG) emissions as a response to the Paris Agreement on climate change. ICS has proposed that the details of a CO2 reduction commitment should be developed on behalf of the sector as soon as possible. According to ICS, the goal is to...

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New Zealand Welcomes Maersk Mega Ship

  • Tanggal October 11, 2016

New Zealand’s government has welcomed the arrival of the Aotea Maersk in Tauranga, the biggest container ship to have ever visited this country.  The 9,500 TEU vessel can carry almost twice as much cargo as any other container ship that has previously docked in New Zealand, according to the country’s Transport Minister Simon Bridges.  The vessel arrived in Tauranga as part of Maersk Line’s Triple Star service, which connects North East Asian ports and New...

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Clarksons: Vessel Ordering Takes a Nosedive in Q3

  • Tanggal October 11, 2016

Overall contracting of new vessels plunged in the three-month period from July to September to a mere 88 units, according to data provided by Clarkson Research. When compared to the same period in 2015, the orders dropped by some 81 percent from 481 vessel orders. Due to an oversupply in the shipping market, accompanied by low freight rates, the owners were not eager to invest in newbuildings during the third quarter.  In September, the shipbuilders received a total...

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Report: Kawasaki Heavy Could Exit Shipbuilding

  • Tanggal October 11, 2016

Japan’s shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries is considering whether it should pull out of the shipbuilding industry as it revised its full-year profit forecast, according to Bloomberg. Namely, the company halved its forecasts as it now expects to see a net income of around JPY 16.5 billion (USD 162.7 million) for the Fiscal Year ending March 31, which represents a drop of 66 percent compared to an earlier forecast of around JPY 49 million. Additionally, Bloomberg cited...

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Drewry: Container Shipping World Shrinks amid Mergers, Acquisitions

  • Tanggal October 11, 2016

Shippers could face fewer choices and higher rates in the long run as the container shipping world continues shrinking due to an increase in merger and acquisitions and carrier failures, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.  Following Hanjin Shipping’s filing for court receivership, the container carrier may continue as a regional Intra-Asia carrier if its survival plan is successful, but its days of being a leading global player in the Top 20 are over, Drewry...

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Stena Immortal Joins Stena Bulk’s Fleet

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

Sweden’s tanker shipping company Stena Bulk has taken delivery of a 50,000 dwt tanker, the Stena Immortal, from Chinese shipyard Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI). The vessel is jointly owned on a 50-50 basis by Stena Bulk and Indonesian Golden Agri Resources (GAR) and is the eight of a total of 13 IMOIIMAX tankers ordered by Stena Bulk in 2012. Featuring a length of 183 meters and a width of 32 meters, the Stena Immortal will be operated by Stena Weco, a joint...

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Indonesian president urges greater ports build-up

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

Indonesian president Joko Widodo yesterday officially inaugurated a new terminal at the nation’s flagship port, Tanjung Priok, and used the occasion to urge faster, greater maritime infrastructure across the giant Southeast Asian archipelago or else the country risks being left behind by others.  “We cannot delay the development of modern ports any longer. This supports trade flows and investment in this country,” Widodo said at the opening of New Priok Container...

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Indonesia Opens New Priok Container Terminal

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

The first of five expansion phases at Indonesia’s Tanjung Priok port was officially inaugurated on September 13 as the country’s President Joko Widodo opened the New Priok Container Terminal (NPCT) One in Kalibaru.  The new container terminal is expected to add 1.5 million TEUs per year to the port of Tanjung Priok’s existing capacity of around 7 million TEUs, according to the Indonesian Ministry of...

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Vier Harmoni found by Indonesian navy

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

Indonesia’s navy has announced that it has located a product tanker which disappeared last week, taken by its crew after a dispute with management.  The Vier Harmoni disappeared in Malaysian waters last week, with early reports speculating that the vessel had been the victim of piracy. It was carrying 900,000 litres of diesel when it disappeared.  The Indonesia navy found the vessel with the Indonesian crew of ten onboard off West Kalimantan province, Borneo. The vessel is now...

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Indonesian Navy Arrests Rogue Vier Harmoni

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

The Indonesian Navy’s Western Fleet Quick Response Team (WFQR) of Tanjung Pinang Naval Base has found and arrested the product tanker Vier Harmoni off West Kalimantan, Indonesia.  The Vier Harmoni, carrying 900,000 liters of diesel worth around USD 390,000, was reported missing on August 16, 2016, when it left the Malaysian Kuantan Port without paying a bond to the country’s authorities. The tanker was initially believed to be hijacked by...

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KS Energy secures Indonesian contract

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

Singapore’s KS Energy has announced that PT Atlantic Oilfield Services, a subsidiary of KS Drilling, has been awarded a drilling contract for work in Indonesia. The 14-month contract is expected to commence in January 2017 and is valued at around $17.4m. The main activities of KS Drilling subsidiaries are the provision of drilling services, rig management and support services, oilfiled equipment ownership and...

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Jakarta’s New Terminal Starts Operation

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

A new container terminal built by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia II (IPC), Mitsui and PSA International (PSA) has commenced commercial operations at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia.  The new terminal will be operated by the newly established company PT New Priok Container Terminal One, a joint venture founded by IPC, Mitsui, PSA and NYK Line to construct and manage the terminal. The container terminal is expected to have an annual handling...

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Indonesian tanker taken by crew, not pirates

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has said there is no evidence of terrorism in the disappearance of a Indonesian product tanker, which appears to have been at the centre of a commercial dispute, reports say. A spokesman for the MMEA told Reuters early investigations showed the Vier Harmoni (pictured) had been taken due to a disagreement between the ship’s management and the crew.  Earlier reports had speculated that the vessel had been the victim of piracy in the...

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The Curious Case of “Hijacked” Vier Harmoni

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

A product tanker carrying 900,000 liters of diesel, initially believed to be hijacked off the coast of Malaysia, could have fled to international waters due to a commercial dispute, local media reported Adon Shalan, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency’s (MMEA) Rear Admiral, as saying.  Adon said that the tanker, MT Vier Harmoni, left Malaysian waters without paying a bond to the country’s authorities. The vessels are obliged to pay the bond to ensure their...

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SE Asian Countries Reach Deal on Maritime Security

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

Three Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, have reached an agreement for trilateral maritime cooperation to launch joint sea patrols in regional waters in an effort to deal with the rising number of kidnappings and pirate attacks, according to the Jakarta Post. Under the agreement signed on August 1, the countries’ maritime security personnel would accompany commercial vessels through the Sulu archipelago to decrease security risks...

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Coastal Contracts buys into Indonesian LNG market

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

Malaysian offshore service provider Coastal Contracts has entered into a binding memorandum of understanding to acquire 215 ordinary shares in JSK Gas from Indonesia’s PT. Jaya Samudra Karunia International (JSK) and Yudha Kurniawan Tanos for a total of $6.55m. The deal gives Coastal Contracts a 49% stake in JSK Gas, making it a jointly controlled entity of the company.  “The proposed joint venture is in line with the initiative of the CCB Board of Directors to tap into the...

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Dryad: Kidnappings Continue in Gulf of Guinea

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

The Gulf of Guinea witnessed a continuation of the high levels of piracy seen in the first quarter of the year as 14 attacks occurred off the Niger Delta in April alone, resulting in the kidnapping of 10 crew from three vessels, according to data released by UK’s maritime intelligence and operations company Dryad Maritime.  Attacks by pirates in the Nigerian EEZ stopped in mid-May, however, the string of attacks was continued in early July following fresh attacks off...

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Robbers Carry Out Another Boarding in Indonesian Anchorage

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

Another anchored bulk carrier was boarded by robbers on July 24, as three culprits climbed aboard the ship which was in the Indonesian Samarinda Anchorage at the time of the incident, according to data provided by the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC).  Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers, which approached the vessel in a small wooden motor boat, and raised the alarm.  “Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers...

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IMB: Maritime Crimes Hit Lowest Levels in Decades

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

Piracy and armed robbery at sea have fallen to their lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a report from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB’s global piracy report shows 98 incidents in the first half of 2016, compared with 134 for the same period in 2015. When piracy was at its highest, in 2010 and 2003, IMB recorded 445 attacks a year.  In the first half of 2016, IMB...

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ReCAAP Raises Red Flag over Crew Abductions in Asia

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

The number of piracy and armed robbery incidents in Asia during January-June 2016 has decreased by 64% compared to the same period in 2015, but the incidents involving abduction of crew members remains a concern, ReCAAP ISC said in its half yearly report.  A total of four incidents of abduction of crew has been reported off Eastern Sabah and Southern Philippines since March 2016. Ships masters and crew are strongly urged to exercise extra caution while operating in the area...

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Paying ransoms only encourages more Abu Sayyaf kidnappings: Indonesian VP

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

Indonesia’s vice president Jusuf Kalla has told shipowners not to negotiate or pay ransoms to release crew abducted by Abu Sayyaf, the Islamist militant group operating in seas in neighbouring Philippines. Abu Sayyaf has taken more than 20 seafarers hostage in recent months, demanding significant ransoms. “I am 100 percent sure the government has never negotiated in regard to money. But it’s possible the companies did. For the safety of their employees they have negotiated,...

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Xeneta: Will South China Sea Ruling Affect World Trade

  • Tanggal October 03, 2016

Following the ruling in favor of the Philippines on the increasingly hostile Chinese – Philippine dispute on their claims to the Spratly Islands, Oslo-based Xeneta said that the ruling might have a wider effect on containerized ocean freight, as some 70% of world trade shipping passes through the South China Sea. The ruling, issued by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, benefits the Philippines, as well as other states like Indonesia,...

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Robbers Strike Again in Indonesian Anchorage

  • Tanggal September 29, 2016

A number of robbers boarded an anchored Indian-registered bulk carrier, Vishva Nidhi, unnoticed and escaped with ship’s properties on July 10, according to data from the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC).  At the time of the incident, the 57,144 dwt bulker was anchored in the Indonesian Taboneo Anchorage, where it arrived on July 4, according to Marine Traffic’s AIS data.  The theft was discovered by the...

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Three Indonesian Crew Kidnapped in Malaysian Waters

  • Tanggal September 29, 2016

Three Indonesian crew members were kidnapped from their tugboat by armed pirates off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia, according to Reuters.  The seafarers were taken in the evening hours of July 9 while their vessel was in the waters off the east coast of Sabah. At the time of the incident, the tugboat was carrying seven seafarers, four of which were left behind by the kidnappers.  It is not clear whether the pirates are linked to Islamist extremists, the Abu...

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SE Asian Countries Join Forces to Stop Kidnappings

  • Tanggal June 28, 2016

In an effort to deal with the rising number of kidnappings and pirate attacks in the Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia have joined forces to decrease security risks in the area, according to the Philippine Department of National Defense.  In a meeting held on Monday, the parties agreed to designate a transit corridor for commercial vessels which operate in the common maritime areas where Filipino pirate groups linked to Islamist extremists, the Abu Sayyaf...

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China’s Hilong wins Indonesian offshore contract

  • Tanggal June 17, 2016

Chinese offshore engineering firm Hilong Group has announced that Hilong Oil Service & Engineering has been awarded an offshore installation contract by Indonesian ECPI company Timas Suplindo.  Under the contract, Hilong will provide offshore installation service for HCML Madura MDA–MBH gas field in the Madura Straight on East Java, Indonesia. The project is jointly invested in by CNOOC and Husky Energy.  The contract is expected to commence mid November and end in...

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Otto Marine bags Indonesian product tanker order

  • Tanggal June 17, 2016

Singapore’s Otto Marine, currently the subject of a takeover bid from controlling shareholder Yaw Chee Siew, has secured a shipbuilding contract from an Indonesian state-owned enterprise for a 6,500dwt product tanker.  The order was secured by subsidiary, PT Batamec, and is valued at $14 million.  Otto said the vessel is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter or 2018 and will operate in Indonesian waters.    Source...

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ReCAAP: Asian Maritime Crimes at Lowest in Four Years

  • Tanggal June 17, 2016

The number of incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia has reached its lowest number in the first five months of the year compared to the same period in the past four years, from 2012 to 2015, according to the latest report from Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC. Between January and May 2016, a total of 38 incidents were reported in Asia, accounting for a 56% decrease in the overall number of incidents compared to January-May...

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IMO head says Indonesia on right track under

  • Tanggal May 25, 2016

Indonesia is on the right track to become a key player in the international maritime industry during the tenure of the leadership of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), according to local media quoting IMO secretary-general Lim Ki-tack. "Your president knows exactly what you should do, and what areas need to improve. He did a good presentation in IMO. He knows about it,"said Lim. President Jokowi on several occasions expressed his desire to make Indonesia as the primary hub for the global...

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Climate Activists Target Coal Shipments in Indonesia

  • Tanggal May 23, 2016

Climate activists have continued their protest against coal shipments over the weekend targeting Indonesia, the world’s second biggest exporter of coal.  Namely, on Sunday, Greenpeace Indonesia activists climbed the cranes of two grab-type ship unloaders, blocking the supply of coal for the Cirebon Coal Power Plant.  The protest is part of a global wave of ‘Break Free’ actions running from 4-15 May demanding governments keep coal, oil and gas in the...

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OUTCOMES FROM IMO MARITIME SAFETY COMMITTEE MSC 96th SESSION

  • Tanggal May 23, 2016

IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) is the governing body of IMO with specific functions in ensuring the standard safety and security of ship and person on board, including safety of navigation, safety of manning, safety construction, safety equipment, ship stability, etc. is up-to-date and can keep pace with development of technology. With respect to its functions, Maritime Safety Committee held its 96th session (MSC 96) on 11 – 20 May 2016 in London, UK to discuss several issues...

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IMO’s MSC held its 96th session

  • Tanggal May 23, 2016

The next stage in the implementation of goal-based standards for construction of oil tankers and bulk carriers is among the items on the agenda for the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), which opened its 96th session on 11 May. The Committee session was took place from 11 May to 20 May 2016 in London. The MSC 96th Agenda includes: – Implementation of goal-based standards for construction of oil tankers and bulk carriers  – SOLAS amendments relating to evacuation analysis...

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Wintermar looking to Brunei to boost performance

  • Tanggal May 13, 2016

In an effort to expand business and improve its performance amid the weak market, Indonesian offshore service provider Wintermar Offshore Marine has expanded its operations to Brunei by creating a new subsidiary there which has begun its operation this year, according to local newspaper reports. The newly established company has won a five year contract with Brunei Shell and Wintermar allocated 5.5 million US dollars to the particular operations this year. The company is aggressively...

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Pursuing target achievement, BKI Commercial Directorate held coordination meeting

  • Tanggal May 12, 2016

Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia Commercial Directorate held a coordination meeting, which opened at the Jakarta head office on 12 May 2015. The event led by Commercial Director Ibrahim Gause was attended by BKI commercial business units head from all over Indonesia. "We must pursue the targets achievement, I hope we can increase market penetration by finding new areas of services required by customers that we can work on," said Ibrahim Gause in his briefing. "Current economic condition is tough...

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Discuss Important Agenda, BKI Attends IMO MSC 96 Session

  • Tanggal May 12, 2016

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) 96 session held in the IMO headquarters, London on 11-20 May 2016. The session is planned to take important decisions related to some current issue in the maritime world. Important agendas discussed in the MSC 96 include: • Reports of related compliance audit team Global Base Standard (GBS) by 12 weight classifications. Audit team reports related to the Global Base Standard (GBS) compliance of 12 classification...

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Tanker Freed from Hijackers off Indonesia, Nine Arrested

  • Tanggal May 11, 2016

The Indonesian Navy has retrieved an oil tanker that had been hijacked by pirates off Borneo arresting nine suspects, all Indonesians, who are believed to had intended to steal and sell the ship’s oil.  The 20 crew members and one passenger of the ship, identified as the MV Hai Soon 12, have been rescued and unharmed, Navy spokesman Edi Sucipto is quoted as saying by local media.  The ship is reported to be carrying some 50,000 gallons of oil.  On 8...

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Four Indonesian citizens held hostage by Abu Sayyaf group released

  • Tanggal May 11, 2016

Jakarta - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said that four Indonesian citizens held hostage by group affiliated to Abu Sayyaf has been successfully released. The four Indonesian citizens were currently in good condition and were in the hands of the Philippine government authority. "Alhamdulillah gratitude to Allah SWT, finally four Indonesian citizens who were held hostage by the armed group since March 15, 2016 can already be released," president Jokowi said when giving his press conference at...

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MOL Starts LNG Coastal Shuttle Project in Indonesia

  • Tanggal May 10, 2016

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has teamed up with Indonesia-based PT Pelindo Energi Logistik (PEL) to launch joint shuttle transport operation of the 2000-built LNG carrier Triputra.  Featuring a length of 151 meters and a breath of 28 meters, the Triputra, which conducted the project’s first discharging operation at the Port of Benoa on Bali Island, was chartered for a period of seven years, starting from April 2016.  With a cargo tank capacity...

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Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines to strengthen anti-piracy cooperation

  • Tanggal May 10, 2016

Foreign ministers from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines agreed at a meeting today to conduct additional sea patrols and establish a hotline to combat piracy and kidnappings in waters bordering the three countries.  The new efforts will build on existing cooperation between the three nations and will utilise military forces in order to render “immediate assistance” to vessels in distress within the pirate-infested waters, according to a joint statement from the...

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Indonesian president vows to stamp out piracy

  • Tanggal May 04, 2016

Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo has vowed to stamp out escalating maritime violence near its borders.  Speaking yesterday as 10 Indonesian seafarers were released by Philippine militant group Abu Sayyaff Widodo said a meeting in Jakarta to be held on May 5 between Indonesian, Malaysian and Philippine authorities would look at setting up joint naval patrols between the three countries’ maritime borders.  “This week we will invite military commanders and foreign...

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Who really free the 10 Indonesians hostages

  • Tanggal May 04, 2016

The exemption of 10 Indonesian citizens who was held hostage by Abu Sayyaf militant group got much sympathy from the public. But behind the hostage release, it emerged a number of claims of certain parties who are struggling to free the hostages. However behind the hostage release, it emerged a number of certain parties claim who admits struggling to free the hostages. Waiver and release of hostages was held on Sunday (05/01/2016) at around 12:15 local time in Parang Coast, Sulu, Southern...

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44 Seafarers Captured as Violence Rises in West Africa

  • Tanggal April 29, 2016

44 seafarers have been captured so far this year amid growing violence off the coast of West Africa, new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) show.  Worldwide, IMB recorded 37 piracy and armed robbery incidents in the first quarter of 2016, down from 54 in the same period last year. Three vessels were hijacked and 29 boarded, with 26 crew kidnapped for ransom and a further 28 held hostage.  With Nigeria and Ivory...

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Netherlands, Indonesia Forge Maritime Ties

  • Tanggal April 29, 2016

The Netherlands and Indonesia have signed a maritime collaboration agreement in an effort to strengthen ties in the field of port development, shipbuilding, and fishery logistics.  The agreement between the two countries was signed by the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, and the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi.  “Indonesia aims to rank among the top 10 of world economies by 2025. The...

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Ships Urged to Avoid Philippine Waters amid Piracy Surge

  • Tanggal April 27, 2016

Indonesia has issued a warning to all vessels to stay clear of transiting areas around the southern Philippines as the number of hijackings along the shipping route between the Philippines and Indonesia increases, according to Reuters.  The warning follows a recent surge in pirate attacks on the route, through which some USD 40 billion worth of cargo transits per year, as over a dozen seafarers were kidnapped by pirate groups linked to Islamist...

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Indonesian Ports Halt Coal Shipments to Philippines amid Piracy Fears

  • Tanggal April 27, 2016

Indonesia is restricting shipping of coal to its neighboring Philippines following a rise in hijackings of its ships by Filipino pirate groups linked to Islamist extremists.  The ports of Banjarmasin and Tarakan in Indonesia’s Kalimantan have stopped approving shipping permits to the Philippines, Reuters reports, citing a government official, amid fears of more attacks and kidnappings.  The measure might be adopted by other ports and it is yet not clear how will the...

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Report: Tug Owner to Pay USD 1 Mln Ransom for Kidnapped Crew

  • Tanggal April 27, 2016

The owner of the hijacked tugboat Brahma 12 has agreed to pay a ransom in the amount of IDR 14.3 billion (USD 1 million) for the ten kidnapped crewmembers, according to the Indonesia’s newspaper Jakarta Globe.  PT Patria Maritime Lines’ reportedly agreed to the terms of the crew’s release previously set by pirates, claiming to be members of the Islamic extremist group, the Abu Sayyaf, despite the Indonesian government’s attempts to facilitate the...

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Indonesia worried Sulu Sea risks becoming the ‘new Somalia’

  • Tanggal April 26, 2016

Indonesian security officials are concerned that the Sulu Sea could become the ‘new Somalia’ on the back of a series of ship attacks in the past month. Indonesia is warning shipowners to be careful when transiting the area following three attacks in the past three weeks with the attackers taking hostages for ransom. A total of 18 Indonesians and Malaysians have been kidnapped in the area in the last 21 days, with the attacks looking like coming from the Philippine militant group,...

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Indonesian premier addresses IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee

  • Tanggal April 26, 2016

Sustainable management of the world’s oceans will be crucial to the world’s development, Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo said today in an address to the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee in London.  “Indonesia believes the future of global prosperity depends on how we manage the sea. And that future can be secured by taking care of the sea as our common heritage. We can do this through international cooperation, including at the IMO,”...

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BKI Become Speaker in Marine Environment Protection Workshop held by Directorate General of Sea Transportation of Indonesia

  • Tanggal April 15, 2016

Jakarta, BKI - In the workshop which was hosted by the Directorate General of Sea Transportation and intended as preparation prior to at IMO Marine Environment Preotection Committee meeting 69th session, BKI Personnel acted as experts and speakers for that event. The workshop was held from 5 – 8 April 2016 at Best Western hotel Jakarta as a series of events for the IMO Meeting in London, in which BKI will act as member of Indonesian delegation. Head of Sub Directorate Pollution...

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Humpuss: ‘In LNG big is no longer attractive. Small is beautiful’

  • Tanggal April 14, 2016

Jakarta: LNG shipping is going through a massive change – the reverse of much of the rest of the industry where bigger is better has been the mantra for much of the past decade. According to Theo Lekatompessy, the president of Indonesian LNG outfit Humpuss Intermoda Transportasi, “It is no longer big is attractive, but small is beautiful.” Lekatompessy argues in Maritime CEO’s regular Friday shipowner profile slot, that this change is being brought about by something far...

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Defence Minister: Abu Sayyaf group that abducted 10 Indonesian crew already besieged

  • Tanggal April 05, 2016

Jakarta – Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu informed about 10 Indonesian crew fate held hostage by Abu Sayyaf group. The Philippines military reported already surrounded the group. “Yes, the locations is already surrounded by the Philippines military,” explained Ryamizad after the meeting at the Coordinating Ministry of Politic, Law and Security, Jakarta, Monday (4/4/2016). It is been reported that the group continues to move from Sulu Island to Patiku area. They move...

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Barge of abducted Indonesian crew found off Lahad Datu

  • Tanggal April 05, 2016

by muguntan vanar LAHAD DATU: A barge, believed to be pulled by Indonesian registered tugboat Brahma 12, was found floating in waters off Lahad Datu on Sunday after 10 crew members were abducted by Abu Sayyaf on March 26.  The barge, Anand 12, was found drifting in the waters off Tungku about 100kms from the east coast town of Lahad Datu by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) patrol boats on Sunday.  Sandakan MMEA director Capt A. Razak  Abd Rahman said they believe...

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Indonesian crew held in suspected Abu Sayyaf kidnapping

  • Tanggal March 29, 2016

The Indonesian Embassy in Manila yesterday confirmed reports that an Indonesian tug, Brahma 12, has been hijacked in the far south of the Philippines with the 10-strong crew held hostage. Reports in the Philippines suggest the attack was conducted by the militant group Abu Sayyaf although the Indonesian embassy has not confirmed this. Ransom in excess of $1m has allegedly been demanded. The tugboat was seized just off the island of Tawi-Tawi. Abu Sayyaf has taken a number of hostages...

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Ten Indonesian Crew Kidnapped off Philippines

  • Tanggal March 29, 2016

An Indonesian crew of ten people have been kidnapped in the Philippines, according to the Indonesian Embassy in Manila, cited by the Jakarta Post. The report has been confirmed by the embassy spokesperson Basriana who said that an Indonesian-flagged vessel was hijacked and its crew taken and are being held for ransom of 50 million pesos (USD 1.07 million). The identity of the kidnappers was not revealed however media reports have linked the group to the Islamic extremists, the Abu...

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Vessel with cement cargo sunk off Tagulandang

  • Tanggal March 28, 2016

Tagulandang – Tagulandang Port waters all of a sudden became the center of attention after this afternoon at 16:23 Mid Indonesian Time, KM Bunga Melati XV owned by PT Sari Apena Surabaya carrying 2,400 tons of cement sank. The ship's Master name known as Henkie Passandara with total 17 men of officers and crews. The incident chronology began at 07.30 MIT when the KM Bunga Melati approaching Tagulandang port, yet along her way, particularly off the Berangka Pehe village, KM Bunga...

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ReCAAP: Piracy data in February at 12-month low

  • Tanggal March 15, 2016

According to The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) ISC latest report, the number of incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia reported in February 2016 is the lowest among the 12-months period. No piracy incident and incidents involving oil cargo theft were reported. All three incidents in February 2016 were Category 4 incidents, indicating that the incidents were opportunitistic in nature involving perpetrators...

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French businessmen explores maritime business in Indonesia

  • Tanggal March 15, 2016

By Ilyas Istianur Praditya A total of 22 French businessmen paid a visit to the Coordinator Ministry (CM) for Maritime Affairs on Monday (14/03/2016). Those businessmen want to explore the maritime business in Indonesia. Coordinator Minister for Maritime Affairs Rizal Ramli said the businessmen were interested to work in the maritime sectors such as energy and technology. They have interest after seeing serious government efforts in establishing Indonesia as the world's maritime axis....

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Indonesian buyer of Pacific London revealed

  • Tanggal March 15, 2016

The mystery buyer of Sinokor’s aframax Pacific London has been tracked down.  Last week brokers had confusingly mixed reports of the buyer. Splash can confirm Indonesia’s Cakra Bahana has paid $15m for the 17-year-old ship.  Cakra has two similarly aged tankers on its fleet list, an aframax and an MR tanker, bought in recent months. It tends to focus on older tankers.  Sinokor has been rejigging its fleet a great deal of late, making the most of a pick up in prices...

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North Korean ships blacklisted by new UN sanctions

  • Tanggal March 11, 2016

Some 31 ships owned by North Korean shipping firm Ocean Maritime Management Company (OMM) have been blacklisted by the UN as the organisation imposes ever more stringent sanctions on the hermit kingdom.  All cargo going in and out of North Korea must now be inspected, Reuters reports. Previously, inspections were only carried out if authorities had reasonable suspicions that contraband cargo was being carried.  North Korean trade representatives in Syria, Iran and Vietnam are among...

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First North Korean Vessel Stopped in the Philippines

  • Tanggal March 11, 2016

The first North Korean cargo vessel was inspected in the Philippines by coast guard officials since the United Nations Security Council adopted the US-led resolution to impose new and tighten existing sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Associated Press informs.  The 1997-built cargo vessel MV Jin Teng, which docked at the Olongapo port, was inspected in Subic Bay after it arrived from Balembang,...

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USCG: Top 5 PSC Detention Deficiency Areas in 2015

  • Tanggal February 15, 2016

The USCG addresses the top five deficiency areas that U.S. Coast Guard Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) find on foreign vessels and that have led to detentions in 2015. No.1 Maintenance of Ship and Equipment – ISM Code Numerous minor deficiencies may lead to expanded Coast Guard PSC exams. Within the expanded exam, there is frequently a conclusion that there were safety management system (SMS) failures and the PSCO subsequently detained the vessel. The vessel’s master should...

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To Support Indonesia in IMO Meeting PPR-3, BKI Personnel Act as Resource Persons in the Workshop for Marine Environment Protection

  • Tanggal February 11, 2016

In the workshop which was hosted by Directorate General of Sea Transportation and intended as preparation prior to at IMO Sub Committee Pollution Prevention meeting 3rd session, BKI Personnel acted as resource persons. The workshop was held from 3 – 5 February 2016 at Hotel Arnava Bogor as a series of events for the IMO Meeting in London, in which BKI will act as member of Indonesian delegation. The workshop was opened by Director of Marine Safety Ir. Sugeng Wibowo, MM and also attended...

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BKI Support Gasification for National Maritime Sector

  • Tanggal January 24, 2016

BKI - PT Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia (Persero) / BKI took part in the Forum "Preparation Roadmap Utilization of LNG For Sea Trasnportation Fuel" held by the Directorate General of Oil and Gas - The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources at the Hotel Holiday Inn, Bandung, Friday (22/1). This forum presents various stakeholders of the maritime sector and oil and gas, not only from the Regulator, Academia, Research Institute, but also BUMN (State-Owned Enterprises/SOEs). The event was opened by...

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BKI Receive DR. Marsetio Visit

  • Tanggal January 21, 2016

BKI - PT Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia/BKI receive visiting of DR. Marsetio, Today - Thursday (21/1) at the Head Office of PT Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia, Jl. Yos Sudarso No. 38-40 T.Priok, North Jakarta. During the visit, DR. Marsetio is greeted by President Director of BKI, Rudiyanto & the BKI officials. "His visiting is in the context of capacity development plans of BKI in the next 5 years", said Corporate Secretary of the Bureau of Classification Indonesia, Saifuddin Wijaya, at the...

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Increase Cooperation, Jakarta Chambers of Commerce Visit BKI

  • Tanggal January 20, 2016

BKI – The Jakarta Chamber of Commerce visited PT. Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia (Persero) / BKI on Tuesday (19/1). It is in order to improve cooperation between Kadin Jakarta and BKI. During visit to BKI, The Jakarta Chamber of Commerce represented by the Vice Chairman of the Transportation-Logistics and Ports, Erwin Typhoon, and Vice Chairman of the Division of Industry, Rainer Prakuso Tobing, and their official, was welcomed by the Director of BKI, Rudiyanto and BKI official "Their...

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The Ministry of Manpower Conducted Health and Safety Exhibition , BKI Showed Product Related Services

  • Tanggal January 13, 2016

  BKI - In celebration of National Month Occupational Safety & Health or “Bulan K3 Nasional”, the Ministry of Labor – Indonesia, conducted Occupational Health and Safety Environment Exhibition. There are many participants from state-owned enterprises and private national K3 basis contribute to the event. BKI one of them. General Manager and Auditors SMK3 Industry SBU BKI, Didiet E.Firman, said BKI always shows and introduces K3 product certification services for...

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China’s shipping companies likely to face bankruptcies

  • Tanggal January 12, 2016

According to the Shanghai International Shipping Institute (SISI), China’s dry-bulk shipping industry will likely see a surge in bankruptcies this year as freight rates hit record lows and the country’s demand for imports wanes.  Reuters reports that the Baltic Dry Index hit an all-time low of 468 points on Tuesday. Dry-bulk shipping firms continue to face losses and liquidity woes. Among the Chinese firms that have already gone bust are dry cargo shipper...

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Panama begins accession process for BWM and Hong Kong Conventions

  • Tanggal January 12, 2016

The world’s largest ship registry, Panama, says it has begun the internal and legislative process for the implementation of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) and Hong Kong Convention on ship recycling. As soon as Panama’s Foreign Minister proposes approval of the two international conventions to the Cabinet Council, those documents will be presented to the Panama National Assembly for the final consent. This prolonged process will take around two or three months before the law...

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156 Saved after Ferry Collides with Barge off Malaysia

  • Tanggal January 11, 2016

Some 156 passengers and crew were rescued after a Malaysian-flagged ferry Zuhairi collided with a lightless barge and partially sank near Semporna port, Malaysia, in the evening hours of January 6, according to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.  As the ferry was slowly sinking, the authorities managed to rescue the passengers within an hour following the collision.  Some 21 people were hospitalized after sustaining minor injuries.  The...

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Hanjin Aqua Finally Refloated

  • Tanggal January 11, 2016

Salvors have successfully refloated the Panamanian-flagged containership Hanjin Aqua that ran aground off Sangiang Island, Indonesia on December 4, according to Hanjin Shipping.  The vessel was refloated on January 6, 2016, over a month after its grounding.  It is planned that Hanjin Aqua will sail to Singapore where it will discharge the containers on January 20, 2016.  Previous attempts to self-float the boxship were unsuccessful as the ship was unable to pull...

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BKI Launches Energy Efficiency Verification Software for Vessels

  • Tanggal January 08, 2016

BKI - As a commitment in order to prevent environmental pollution from the operation of ships, both the Indonesian flag and reflagging, the Indonesian government has ratified MARPOL Annex I and Annex II through Presidential Decree No. 46 Year 1986 and Presidential Decree No. 29 Year 2012 for ratification of MARPOL Annex III, Annex IV, Annex V and Annex VI. In the application of MARPOL Annex VI, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to create regulations governing the energy efficiency...

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Two More Bodies Confirmed as Thorco Cloud Crew Members

  • Tanggal January 05, 2016

The two lifeless bodies of the three found by local search and rescue teams near the sunken Thorco Cloud in the Singapore Strait have been confirmed as two of the initially six missing crew members.  The six crew members of the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged freighter Thorco Cloud went missing after their ship sank in the Singapore Strait in the evening hours of December 16.  “Today we can confirm that the two other ones recovered have likewise been identified as two of...

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Panama Canal’s Expansion Deadline Pushed to May 2016

  • Tanggal January 05, 2016

The long-awaited Panama Canal expansion project has now been given a new deadline for May 2016 after major delays and expensive overruns, according to Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela.  During his address to the nation on Saturday, Varela urged the Spanish-led consortium, Grupo Unidos por el Canal de Panama (GUPC), in charge of the project, to focus on completing the Panama Canal expansion works, and leave legal disputes to competent authorities.  The...

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Bimco launches new cyber-security guidelines

  • Tanggal January 05, 2016

Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has published a set of cyber security guidelines to help the shipping industry secures itself against the risk of cyber attackers. Called the Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships—the free to download course of action from BIMCO’s website and were developed together with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Intercargo and Intertanko—outlined various vulnerabilities not...

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Horizon Trader ship accused for discharging of toxic waste in Indian Ocean

  • Tanggal January 04, 2016

The container ship Horizon Trader was accused for illegal discharging of Persistent Organic Pollutants, asbestos and possibly with radioactive substances off North Maharashtra near Hazira, Gujarat in India. The ship laden with radioactive substances and organic pollutants, reported engine problem and blackout in the area with intentions to discharge the toxic waste into the Indian ocean. At the scene of the accident was dispatched salvage tug, which should assist with towing of the container...

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South Korea approved funding of shipping industry worth 1.2 billion USD

  • Tanggal January 04, 2016

Svilen Petrov South Korea approved funding of shipping industry worth 1.2 billion USD, which aims to boost the maritime sector of the country and to support the delaying economy. The fund will be led by local commercial banks and state-controlled finance companies, including Korea Trade Insurance Corporation, Korea Development Bank and Export-Import Bank of Korea. The money will be used to guarantee acquisition of new vessels ordered in the country shipyard, as well as well development and...

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Three Bodies Recovered near Sunken Thorco Cloud, One of Them Missing Crew Member

  • Tanggal December 31, 2015

Three bodies have been recovered near the wreckage of the sunken Thorco Cloud and one of them has been confirmed as one of the six missing crew members of the sunken vessel.  The six crew members of the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged freighter Thorco Cloud went missing after their ship sank in the Singapore Strait in the evening hours of December 16.  “We are sorry to report that we have been informed by local search and rescue teams that over Christmas three lifeless bodies were...

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Benoa Port will handle international containers by mid January 2016

  • Tanggal December 31, 2015

Bali’s largest port Benoa, which is managed by Indonesian state-owned port operator Pelindo III, is managed to begin export and import services starting from mid January 2016. This attempt is mentioned as part of the government’s strategy to increase international trade volume in Bali. Nowadays exports from Bali must transit through Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya, which is taking more logistic cost. Preparation of separate area to handle containers for international and domestic...

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Pertamina’s Tanker Duo Hits the Water at NCS

  • Tanggal December 31, 2015

China’s privately-held shipbuilder New Century Shipbuilding hosted a launching ceremony for two 40,000LTDW crude oil tankers being built for Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina.  The two ships, are the second and third crude oil tankers Pertamina ordered through its subsidiary Pertamina Shipping in March 2014.  Under the deal, the Indonesian shipping company, ordered three 40,000-dwt newbuildings slated for delivery during the first half of 2016. In addition,...

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Still No Sign From Six Missing Thorco Cloud Crew Members

  • Tanggal December 29, 2015

It is been almost two week after the Thorco Cloud sank in following a collision in Singapore Strait and the rescue team still has not got any sign of six missing seafarers.   MV Thorco Cloud reported sank on the evening of 16 December after she collided with the chemical tanker Stolt Commitment in Indonesiann waters. Six crew were able to rescue while six other remain missing.  Thorco statement said that they were sorry to report that they have not got anything new about the six...

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Cargo ship and passenger ferry collided in Singapore Strait

  • Tanggal December 29, 2015

The general cargo ship Heng Star collided with passenger ferry Sindo Empress in Singapore Strait off Sekupang, Indonesia. The both ships were proceeded in crossing routes, as ferry was en route from Singapore to Sekupang, while the general cargo ship Heng Star was en route from Singapore to Surabaya, Indonesia. The collision happened due to mistake of the duty officers and violation of ColReg. The ferry Sindo Empress suffered dents and scratches, but remained afloat, while general cargo ship...

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Tanker and ferry collided at storm in Sunda Strait

  • Tanggal December 29, 2015

The tanker Mangun Jaya collided with passenger ferry KMP Victorious V off Cilegon oil terminals, Indonesia. The both ships dragged anchors and collided in Sunda Strait, being stuck together in a shallow. The accident happened in very bad weather and strong winds, which caused collision with anchors down. The local authorities dispatched tug at the scene of the accident, which tried to refloat the both ships, but attempt failed due to split anchor chains. The both ships remain afloat, but rescue...

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Indian class society supports COP21 in reducing carbon footprint

  • Tanggal December 29, 2015

Titus Zheng | Classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has lent its support for the COP21 agreement in cutting down greenhouse gas emissions.  Speaking at the India Pavilion during the recent United Nations Climate Conference in Paris, Arun Sharma, chairman and managing director for IRClass stressed the need to utilise the most cost-efficient and low-carbon emission sea mode in transport cargoes.  In his opinion, shipping remains the most energy-efficient mode...

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IACS adopts cyber safety as ‘third pillar’

  • Tanggal December 29, 2015

Girija Shettar, Senior Editor | The threat to ship safety from cyber attack has led the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to expand its maritime remit beyond hull and machinery to cyber safety.  Describing cyber safety as the ‘third pillar’ of class society oversight, IACS chairman Christopher Wiernicki has been promoting this focus, and said he wanted to create a “cyber system safety framework”. An IACS expert group was set up...

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Six crew missing after ship collision off Batam, Indonesia

  • Tanggal December 29, 2015

Titus Zheng | Dec 17, 2015 3:44AM GMT IHS Fairplay's Sea-web.com shows 2000-built Stolt Commitment anchored at the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Singapore Strait as of 17 December, 02.53 local time. Six crew are missing after Cayman Islands-flagged tanker Stolt Commitment and Antigua & Barbuda-flagged cargo ship Thorco Cloud collided 6 nm northwest of Batam, Indonesia. After the collision, the 10,385 dwt cargo ship sank with its loaded cargo of 560...

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BKI To Be Recognized Organization of Government

  • Tanggal October 09, 2015

Jakarta, bkinews – Ministry of Transportation began to assessmen BKI/Indonesia Classification Society to be a Recognized Organization. The assessment carried out for 5 (five) working days, startedon Thursday (8/10), including Saturday and Sunday, and pick-test in several branches until its enclosure on Monday (12/10). The assessment process carried out in BKI Head Office, Jl Yos Sudarso Kav.38-40 T. Priok, North Jakarta 14320, and also in Branch Office such as Sorong, Balikpapan, Batam...

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IMO Member State audit details now online

  • Tanggal September 15, 2015

A new module containing information on audits carried out under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme has been launched on IMO’s web-based information portal, GISIS (the Global Integrated Shipping Information System).The IMO Member State Audit Scheme is intended to provide an audited Member State with a comprehensive and objective assessment of how effectively it administers and implements mandatory IMO instruments covered by the scheme. Currently voluntary, the scheme will become mandatory...

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BKI Improved the Quality of Maritime Human Resources Through ISPS Code Training

  • Tanggal September 10, 2015

Jakarta, bkinews - In order to increase the capacity and capability of human resources of maritime stakeholders, The Indonesia Classification Society/BKI regularly conducts special training to the internal auditor officer candidate. "BKI regularly provide training to the internal auditor officers candidate for the implementation of the ISPS Code of  port industry and shipping company in Indonesia," said Corporate Communications BKI, Sjaifuddin Tahir in Jakarta, Wednesday (09/08/2015). He...

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Ship Accidents No Relationship to the Class

  • Tanggal September 03, 2015

Jakarta, bkinews (03/09/2015) – Safety of life at sea is a key priority which always need to be considered by the shipping industry stakeholders especially the owner of the ship, government, the classification society, the owner of cargo ship, crew, captain and so on. "When ship has been sailed, it was not be associated with classification society as a non-govermental organization  in the event of an accident and cause loss of property of ship, human and environmental damage"...

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BKI Held In House Training “Newbuilding Survey Batch I”

  • Tanggal August 24, 2015

Jakarta, bkinews - PT Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia held the In-House Training "New Building Survey Batch I" was started Tuesday (18/8) untill Friday (21/8) in BKI Building Lt. 6. Jl Yos Sudarso 38-40 North Jakarta. One of the aim of training is to improve the capacity of surveyor PT BKI on New Ship Building. According to Annual Report Book, the class admission of new Building has a sense that the new ships are classified into class and built with the Supervision of the Company as a...

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BKI Signed Memorandum of Understanding with BPPT

  • Tanggal August 21, 2015

Jakarta, bkinews - PT Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia (Persero) / BKI signed a Memorandum of Understanding / MoU) with the National Development and Application of Technology / BPPT, Friday (21/8/2015). The MoU contains the assessment and application of technology in order to support the improvement program of the competitiveness of the national shipping industry. "This is one of the momentum BKI which is strengthening to demonstrate the existence of BKI in order to develop better in the maritime...

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Lim Ki-tack of South Korea elected as New Secretary General of IMO

  • Tanggal July 10, 2015

President Director of BKI, Mr. Rudiyanto through the BKI Corporate Communication Mr. Sjaifuddin Thahir, congratulated for Mr. Lim Ki-tack on his election as the new IMO Secretary General starting from 1 January 2016. Mr. Lim Ki-tack from South Korea, the president of the Busan Port Authority, has been elected as the secretary general of the IMO at The session 114 of IMO Council. In an interview with the CEO of Maritime on May 2015, Lim said has four main goals for his tenure at the IMO. Lim...

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BKI and TNI AL signing KKB and PKS

  • Tanggal July 09, 2015

It was housed in a building Neptune Navy Headquarters Cilangkap East Jakarta, on July 8, 2015, BKI, represented by the President Director of BKI, Mr. Rudiyanto and Navy represented by Rear Admiral Ir. Harry Pratomo, signing a charter agreement (PKB) and Cooperation Agreement (PKS). PKB and PKS with regard to the improvement and development of individual resources in the field of verification of the feasibility of the Navy ships.Attending on the occasion, Commissioner of BKI, Soekatno, Director...

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Filipino Man Missing after Falling from Boxship off New Zealand

  • Tanggal July 07, 2015

New Zealand’s authorities suspended the search for a 52-year-old Filipino seafarer who fell off the container ship Madinah in the early June, while the vessel was entering Lyttelton Harbour, according to local media.    A Westpac Rescue helicopter, search boats, and commercial vessels searching for the missing seaman were stood down three and a half hours after the man went overboard.  There has been no reported sightings of the missing seafarer thus...

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Samsung Heavy Lands USD 4.7 Billion FLNG Order from Shell

  • Tanggal July 07, 2015

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has won a KRW 5.3 trillion (USD 4.7 billion) contract to build three floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facilities in Europe for Shell Gas & Power Developments B.V.  The contract signed today covers only a part of production costs, according to SHI.    A basic FEED (Front-End Engineering and Design) contract for topsides for the FLNGs will be signed in the second half of 2016.  The three FLNGs are...

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BKI Share the Wisdom of Ramadhan on Its 51st Anniversary

  • Tanggal July 07, 2015

Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia commemorating the 51st anniversary on 1 July 2015 by sharing the wisdom of Ramadhan 1436 H with its employees and about 70 orphans from surrounding neighborhood in the event of collectively breaking the fast and anniversary celebration. Besides giving away donations to orphans the collectively breaking the fast event also filled with brief discourse of Ramadhan wisdom by KH Zulfa Mustofa of the Indonesian Ulama Council. The collectively breaking the fast event which...

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Lim Ki-tack Elected Next IMO Secretary-General

  • Tanggal July 06, 2015

South Korea’s Lim Ki-tack has today been elected to be the next Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization at the IMO Headquarters in London.  In the final round of voting, Lim Ki-tack was selected over Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority.  Lim Ki-tack will take over the position from the current Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu, at the end of this year. Lim Ki-tack has been active within IMO since 1986. From 1992,...

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IMO, IOM Pledge Action on Dangerous Migration by Sea

  • Tanggal July 06, 2015

The heads of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) plan to establishment of an inter-agency platform for information sharing on unsafe mixed migration by sea.  The platform, the establishment of which stems from a growing number of migrant deaths at sea, would also be in charge of disseminating information material on the dangers of such migration, in collaboration with other interested agencies. IMO...

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26 Airlifted from 5 Vessels Hit by Strong Winds in Bohai Sea

  • Tanggal July 06, 2015

China’s Beihai Rescue Bureau coordinated the rescue of 26 crew members from five vessels hit by bursts of high winds in Liaodong Bay, the Bohai Sea last week. Two of the vessels reportedly sank.  Beihai Rescue Bureau received the first distress call from a cargo vessel identified as the 188-meter-long, China-flagged freighter Yuxinhuo 13396. The five crew members on board the freighter issued a distress signal after the vessel started taking on water. The crewmen were airlifted...

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Newbuilding Prices in Decline Until Next Year

  • Tanggal July 03, 2015

The newbuilding price index has been in decline since June 2014, and the trend is likely to continue until next year, the South Korean daily Business Korea quoted US investment firm Morgan Stanley as saying.  The newbuilding price index peaked at 140 in June last year, before steadily sliding and reaching 132 as of June 19 this year. Worryingly, the decline has been more rapid this year, with the index falling from 137.5 recorded in January, to 132.9 in...

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Japan Not Backing Down from Whaling Plans

  • Tanggal July 03, 2015

Japan has declared its intent to continue hunting whales in the Southern Ocean regardless of the conclusion of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) that Japan failed to demonstrate any need to hunt whales for scientific research.  Under the NEWREP-A proposal, Japan plans to kill 3,996 minke whales over the next 12 years for “lethal research,” IWC’s Scientific Committee said.  At a press conference in Tokyo on Friday following the release of the IWC...

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SSA Points to Differences Between Piracy and Armed Robbery

  • Tanggal July 03, 2015

It is important to distinguish between armed robbery and piracy when reporting incidents in South East Asia waters, says the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) which has commissioned a study to determine the scale of threat posed to seafarers in the area.  The findings reveal that in the first quarter of this year the vast majority of incidents in this region fall under the category of armed robbery (which is within the territorial waters and under the jurisdiction of the sovereign...

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BKI TALK ABOUT WATER BALLAT MANAGEMENT CONVENTION

  • Tanggal June 18, 2015

As a state-owned classification society, BKI -via Corporate Communication - Sjaifuddin Thahir, wish to participate on matters related to the safety of Indonesia's marine biodiversity, including application of International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (Ballast Water Management Convention) and the 2011 Biofouling Guidelines. BKI with Indonesia Government to role in creating a national regulatory framework for effective...

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InterManager to Look into Minimum Manning Levels

  • Tanggal June 16, 2015

InterManager, the international trade association of ship managers, has set its sights on examining two key areas which could have significant benefits for the shipping industry.  First in its list of priorities is an investigation of minimum manning levels for different types of vessels trading on different trade routes and carrying different cargo types. The aim is to determine whether and how these need to be reviewed, better understood for their implications to safety and...

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Increased IMO Limits of Liability Enter into Force

  • Tanggal June 16, 2015

​Amendments to increase the limits of liability in the 1996 Protocol to amend the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (LLMC Protocol 1996) entered into force on June 8, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) reports.  The amendments raised the amount claimable for loss of life or personal injury on ships (not exceeding 2,000 gross tonnage) to 3.02 million Special Drawing Rights (SDR), up from 2 million SDR.  For larger ships, the following...

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First Ocean Plastic Garbage Collector to Be Deployed in 2016

  • Tanggal June 16, 2015

The world’s first system to passively clean up plastic pollution from the world’s oceans is to be deployed in 2016, Boyan Slat, 20-year old founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup announced at Asia’s largest technology conference – Seoul Digital Forum, South-Korea.  The array is projected to be deployed in Q2 2016. The feasibility of deployment, off the coast of Tsushima, an island located in the waters between Japan and South Korea is currently being...

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Shipowners Club London visiting BKI

  • Tanggal June 10, 2015

Shipowners Club headquartered in London - United Kingdom, represented by Mr. Jeremy Slater - Underwriting Manager, and Capt. Hari Subramanian - Deputy Manager - Loss Prevention as well as SPICA Services (Indonesia) represented by Mr. Bagus Parmanto conduct a visit to the headquarters of Indonesian Classification Society (BKI) on June 10, 2015. The presence of Shipowners Club London was met by Mr. Saifuddin Wijaya- BKI Corporate Secretary, Sjaifuddin Thahir- BKI Corporate Communications and...

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BKI talk Piracy and Armed Robbery discussed in ASF-24

  • Tanggal June 03, 2015

BKI was represented by President Director, Rudiyanto (ACS Chairman) and Corporate Communication,-Sjaifuddin Thahir (ACS TMG Chairman)  ​​confirms that ACS members as a organisation only has a capacity of classification society and as an organization recognized by the government, always provide support to members of ASF related to safety ships, and special precautions to be taken by ASF in facing the piracy discussed in the ASF-24. ASF noted the concern with the increasing number of...

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ACS chairman attending ASF-24 in Jeju Island- South Korea

  • Tanggal June 03, 2015

BKI as Chairman of ACS, -Mr. Rudiyanto who is also CEO of BKI and ACS TMG chairman, - Sjaifuddin Thahir attend the meetingof  shipowners throughout Asia 24th on 18 to 19 May 2015 at Haevichi Hotel & Resort Jeju Island- South Korea. BKI as chairman of ACS attending the 24th annual meeting of the entire Asian shipowners, known as ASF-AGM was held in Jeju Island, South Korea on 18-19 May 2015, with the host is the Korea Shipowners Association (Korean Shipowners Association (KSA) ). While...

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Implications of ISM Code by BKI

  • Tanggal May 31, 2015

Indonesia Classification Society through Corporate Communication - Sjaifuddin Tahir deliver that statistics show that 70% to 90% of accidents are caused by ships 'human error'. There is a special 'relationship' between ship and its management. Thus, 'the human element' must be of a high standard. ISM code introduced by IMO to address this problem. ISM to be effective and as part of Chapter IX of SOLAS, the Convention set up about 96% of world tonnage. ISM's...

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Study: New Ships Already Meet 2020 Design Standard

  • Tanggal May 26, 2015

A new CE Delft study has revealed that many recently constructed ships already meet the International Maritime Organisation’s design efficiency standard for 2020, indicating that there is significant room for tightening these standards when the IMO meets next week, European environmental lobby group Transport & Environment said.  The study, commissioned by Brussels based NGOs Seas at Risk and Transport & Environment, calculated the Estimated Index Values (EIVs) of...

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Ordeal of MT Surya Kuber’s Crew Finally Over

  • Tanggal May 26, 2015

The sixteen sailors who have been left to their own devices for months after their vessel MT Surya Kuber got seized in Bahrain due to unpaid debts are finally going to return to their homes.  Fourteen Indian sailors left Bahrain on Monday night, whereas the two remaining crew members from Myanmar are due to depart today, writes the Gulf Daily News from Bahrain.  The crude oil tanker was banned by a court order in February from leaving the country as its Singapore-based owner...

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Pirates Steal Cargo from Singapore-Flagged Tanker

  • Tanggal May 26, 2015

Eight pirates armed with guns boarded a Singapore-registered petroleum product tanker while under way in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on May 2nd, piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC informed.  The pirates ordered the Ocean Energy crew to anchor off Port Dickson, where a barge came alongside to siphon the vessel’s cargo.  Whilst the master and crew were locked away, 2,023 tons of gas oil was discharged to the barge, ReCAAP said. The perpetrators left the vessel...

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BKI President Director as ACS Chairman to Attend the 24th ASF Meeting

  • Tanggal May 19, 2015

President Director of Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia Rudiyanto who is also the Chairman of the Asian Classification Societies (ACS) together with the ACS Secretary Kim Tae Woo, and the ACS Technical Management Group (TMG) Chairman Sjaifuddin Tahir attend the 24th Asian Shipowners Forum (ASF) meeting in Jeju Island, South Korea, 18-20 May 2015. Issues becoming major concern in this year ASF annual meeting including the increase number of ship piracy and arm robbery in Asia, especially in Malacca and...

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Shipowners: IMO Should Not Jump the Gun on Ballast Water Convention

  • Tanggal May 19, 2015

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) should not ratify the Ballast Water Management Convention if there is no realistic implementation schedule that recognises the timetable for US type-approved Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) to be available in sufficient quantities, international shipping organisations have warned. The Round Table (RT) of International Shipping Organisations (comprising BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping, Intercargo and...

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USD 1.83 Billion Singapore Mega Port Project Kicks Off

  • Tanggal May 19, 2015

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Dredging International Asia Pacific-Daelim Joint Venture (DDJV) signed the contract for the USD 1.83 billion Tuas Terminal Phase 1 Reclamation, Wharf Construction and Dredging Project.  The Tuas Terminal Phase 1 project entails the construction of a new port terminal with 20 deep-water berths having a total capacity of 20 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per annum.  DDJV will be responsible for the erection...

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MAST: Growing Complacency Plaguing Maritime Security

  • Tanggal May 19, 2015

The trend in maritime security is one of growing complacency, the Chief Operating Officer of UK maritime security firm MAST Gerry Northwood warned speaking at the Global Shipping Trends and Trade Patterns conference in London on April 29th.   “The problem is that incidents of piracy are not infrequent, and I often see the under reporting and misreporting of incidents. All maritime crime is piracy; we should not hide behind the legal distinction of armed robbery in territorial...

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COSCO Cuts Loss, Approves Shipping Deal with Vale

  • Tanggal May 19, 2015

China COSCO Holdings managed to slash its quarterly annual loss by 45.3%, and is trying to move forward with the previously announced ore transportation agreement with Brazil’s mining corporation Vale.  China COSCO ended the first three months of 2015 with a RMB 1.03 billion (USD 166 million) loss, a RMB 877 million improvement compared to the same period a year earlier.  China COSCO says that it managed to reduce the loss by disposing of 22 older vessels, which was the...

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China: Philippines’ Claim on Land Reclamation Unjustified

  • Tanggal May 19, 2015

The Philippines’ argument that China’s construction on the islands and reefs in the South China Sea would cause damage to the Philippines is utterly unjustifiable, China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei said yesterday while addressing the media.  The Phillippines Foreign Affairs Ministry accused China of having destroyed 300 hectares of coral reef systems in the South China Sea/ West Philippine Sea, leading to economic losses to coastal states...

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WWF: Oceans Worth USD 24 Trillion

  • Tanggal May 19, 2015

World’s oceans are worth at least USD 24 trillion, but numerous threats are driving this economic powerhouse towards collapse, according to an international NGO World Wildlife Fund.  The valuation is contained in a new WWF report: ‘Reviving the Ocean Economy: The case for action – 2015,’ which ranks the oceans as the seventh largest economy in the world if put into terms of Gross Domestic Product, with an annual value of goods and services...

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Nautilus: Sewol Tragedy Is Not One Man’s Fault

  • Tanggal May 19, 2015

An international maritime union Nautilus International has criticised a South Korean appeals court’s decision to sentence the captain of the ferry Sewol to life imprisonment after ruling that he was guilty of homicide.  The high court rejected an appeal by Lee Joon-seok, who was in command of the ferry when it sank in April 2014 with the loss of more than 300 lives, mostly children.  The master had been found guilty in November of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years,...

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HHI’s Loss Widens amid Ordering Slump

  • Tanggal May 12, 2015

World’s top shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) posted a widened net loss in the first quarter of 2015 recording a net loss of KRW 125.2 billion (USD  117 million), 37.6 % drop year-on-year.  HHI said that its shipbuilding activity was considerably affected by a slump in newbuilding orders coupled with its restructuring activities aimed at cutting costs.  The shipbuilder recorded 9.6 pct fall in sales amounting to KRW 12.2 trillion and an operating loss of KRW...

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Sewol Ferry Captain Gets Life

  • Tanggal May 12, 2015

South Korea’s appeals court found the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank in April last year killing 304 people guilty of homicide and sentenced him to life in prison, Bloomberg reports.  Back in November, the Gwangju District Court dismissed homicide charges against the 69-year-old Lee Joon-seok, but found him guilty of gross negligence and sentenced him to 36 years in prison.  Gwangju High Court overruled the lower court’s decision to acquit Lee...

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USCG Detains Bulker for Safety Violations

  • Tanggal May 11, 2015

The United States Coast Guard said it has detained the 738-foot bulker Kind Seas, after significant safety violations were found during an inspection in Kalama, Washington, Friday.  Vessel inspectors from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in Portland discovered the discrepancies during a routine inspection of the Marshall Islands-flagged vessel, the USCG informed. Safety violations were related to a complete failure of the emergency generator, which provides power to emergency...

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Number of Ferry Deaths in Southeast Asia Unacceptable

  • Tanggal May 11, 2015

The number of ferry deaths in Southeast Asia recorded over the recent period is unacceptable in the 21st century, said Head of International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Public Information Services Lee Adamson while speaking to UN Radio.  The entire region is characterized by countries that are groups of islands, therefore the ferries are vital links for internal commerce and passenger transport, Adamson said while speaking ahead of IMO’s‪ Ferry...

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Colombia releases Chinese ship, holds captain

  • Tanggal May 08, 2015

Angela Yu--Colombia has freed Da Dan Xia, COSCO Shipping's heavy-lift vessel involved in an illegal arms transport, and has ordered the ship to head to Havana, Cuba, on 21 April.  The ship was detained in Cartagena by Colombian authorities in March this year for carrying illegal weapons. Approximately 100 tonnes of gunpowder, 2.6 million detonators, 99 projectiles, and about 3,000 cannon shells were found on the Hong Kong-flagged ship, which was bound for Cuba, according to local...

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Piracy in Asia worsens in Q1 2015

  • Tanggal May 08, 2015

Angela Yu--Singapore-headquartered anti-piracy watchdog ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) reported a total of 38 piracy and armed robbery incidents against ships in the first quarter of 2015. Three of these were attempted incidents.  The number of reported incidents in the first quarter of 2015 increased 23.7% from the lowest figure - 29 incidents - reported during the same period in 2013.  Of the 38 incidents, four were piracy incidents, all reported in the South China...

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New ClassNK research centre to promote smarter and greener shipping

  • Tanggal May 07, 2015

Crystal Chan--The maritime industry has two main challenges today, says Japanese classification society ClassNK, and its new research centre in Singapore aims to address both.  The society has opened the Global Research and Innovation Centre (GRIC) to join industry, academia, and government agencies in Singapore and from around the world in research projects.  Speaking at a press conference in Singapore today, ClassNK executive vice president Tetsuya Kinoshita said, "One challenge...

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Reederei NSB completes first Panamax widening project

  • Tanggal May 07, 2015

Michael Jones--Panamax containerships are difficult to employ in today's competitive market.  To ensure and extend the profitable operation of these ships, Reederei NSB developed a concept to widen a containership rather than lengthen it. Widening, the first of its kind worldwide, increases the teu capacity by more than 20%, and the resulting IMO Energy Efficiency Design Index will equal that of a newbuilding. The ship can carry more cargo and has greater stability while operating...

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Japanese yard orders down 36 percent

  • Tanggal May 07, 2015

Crystal Chan--Orders at Japanese shipyards fell 36% year on year (y/y) in February, continuing its descent as investment appetite for newbuildings has been affected by the sluggish dry bulk market.  Figures from the Japan Ship Exporters' Association (JSEA) showed its member yards clinched 30 export orders totalling 1,522,900 gt in March 2015, down from 47 export orders of 1,885,291 gt y/y.  Japanese yards specialise in building dry bulk carriers.  The Baltic Dry...

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LNG bunkering spots planned for Asia Pacific-North Europe

  • Tanggal May 07, 2015

Dexter Yan--LNG-powered mega container ships could receive LNG bunkering in Singapore, near the Suez area, and Rotterdam in future if they are deployed in the Asia Pacific-North Europe trade, according to DNV GL.  Purely LNG-powered vessels are able to load LNG fuel that could support approximately half the round trip for the vessels in the trade, Gerd-Michael Wuersig, DNV GL's director for LNG-fuelled ships and senior principal specialist for business development, told IHS...

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Singapore works to ease navigating straits

  • Tanggal May 07, 2015

Crystal Chan--The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has started developing a new-generation vessel traffic management system to enable smooth and efficient navigation in the Singapore Strait.  This was announced by MPA chairman Lucien Wong at the International Chemical and Oil Pollution Conference and Exhibition in Singapore on 22 April.  The Straits of Malacca and Singapore are two of the world's busiest and vital shipping lanes, being at the crossroads of...

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Indonesia Bank Told to Increase Loan Maritime Sector

  • Tanggal May 06, 2015

Sjaifuddin Thahir - Corporate Communication BKI quote that in a bid to support President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's lofty maritime axis plan, the Financial Services Authority (OJK) has instructed banks to increase credit for the sector by 50 per cent to 128 trillion rupiah (S$13.3 billion) this year, an official says. OJK deputy commissioner for banking supervision, Irwan Lubis, said the financial authority wanted credit for the maritime sector to increase by 43 trillion rupiah this year to...

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Panic Buttons on Board Ships Can Help Curb Pirate Attacks

  • Tanggal May 05, 2015

Installation of panic buttons on board vessels transiting piracy-infested Malacca Strait and neighboring waters could be one of the steps that would enable navies to boost their efficiency in responding to pirate attacks, according to a Thai Navy admiral.  Namely, by installing the panic buttons shipowners would enable crews to give out their exact location when sounding the alarm and thus naval resources could be rushed to the scene more quickly.  The proposal...

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South Korea Approves Sewol Ferry Salvage Plan

  • Tanggal May 05, 2015

South Korea has approved plans to raise the Sewol ferry that sunk in April last year killing more than 300 people, 250 of whom were high school students on a school trip, the Korea Times reports.  Nine bodies are still missing, which was one of the main reasons for a series of protests across the country, culminating last week when protesters and family members of victims prevented the government officials from attending a memorial ceremony to mark the first anniversary of...

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IMB: Coastal Tanker Hijacked Every 2 Weeks in SE Asia

  • Tanggal May 04, 2015

A small coastal tanker is hijacked by pirates in South East Asia every two weeks on average, a report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed. South East Asia accounts for 55% of the world’s 54 piracy and armed robbery incidents since the start of 2015.  After a steady drop in global piracy over the last few years, attacks rose 10% in the first quarter of 2015 on the same period of 2014, the report shows. Worldwide,...

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ICS: Regional Shipping Regulations Creating Chaos

  • Tanggal May 04, 2015

The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Masamichi Morooka, warned about the dangers of regional maritime regulation being adopted by governments at variance to the global maritime Conventions adopted by IMO.  Speaking before members of the Singapore Shipping Association today Morooka said that global rules for a global shipping industry is not just a slogan and criticized the approaches to the regulation of shipping being pursued by the United States and the...

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IMO Pushes Trans-boundary Oil Pollution Convention

  • Tanggal May 04, 2015

The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Legal Committee encouraged Member States to ratify and bring into force, as soon as possible, the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 2010 (2010 HNS Convention), which to date has received no ratification.  During the Committee’s 102nd session held in London from April 14 to 16, 33 countries and a number of...

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KR Courtesy call to BKI

  • Tanggal April 29, 2015

Five participants from Korean Register of Shipping, DR. Park Bum-Shik, Chairman and CEO, Mr. Lee Hyung-chui, Executive Vice President of Business Division, Mr. Charles Choi, Director of international Business Development, DR. Lee Shik Chai,- KR Representative, Mr. H.S Lee, - Country Manager in Indonesia, made a courtesy call to Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia, received by his Excellency Mr. Rudiyanto at BKI head office in Jakarta on 21 April 2015. Also present at that courtesy, were Mr. Sjaifuddin...

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Avance Gas to Inspect Another Newbuild for Defects

  • Tanggal April 28, 2015

Owner and operator of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers Avance Gas plans to send another newbuild for drydocking to rule out potential defects.  The company said it was taking actions to drydock VLGC Breeze in Singapore for inspection purposes on 22 April 2015. The ship was delivered to Avance Gas on 9 April 2015.  “The drydock will delay Breeze entering service, but the exact timing is subject to the outcome of the inspection,” Avance Gas...

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PCG Detains Two Cargo Ships at Sablayan Port

  • Tanggal April 28, 2015

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) apprehended two cargo ships for leaving the Sablayan Port without clearance last Saturday, 11 April.  Investigation revealed that while MV Aceford was docked at Sablayan Port April 09, one of its crew completed the pumping of bilge water but left the end portion of the hose submerged in the sea. The ingress of water flooded the engine room and damaged the electrical equipment such as pumps, starters and alternators.  The crew used...

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Bulker Capsizes off Zhoushan, Five Crew Missing

  • Tanggal April 28, 2015

A 104-meter long bulk carrier “Hai Jian 77” capsized near Xiao Qu Shan Island in Zhoushan prefecture, East China early Tuesday morning with nine crew on board.  Four crew members have been rescued by the rescue team dispatched to the scene by Ministry of Transport’s Donghai Rescue and Salvage Bureau. The remaining five crew are still unaccounted for.  According to Marine Traffic’s vessel tracking record, the ship’s last known...

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BKI Ship Inspection Report Programme SIRE involvement

  • Tanggal April 28, 2015

BKI, represented by Sjaifuddin Thahir Corporate Communication – BKI, will involve in SIRE inspection programmes. One of the most significant safety initiatives introduced by OCIMF is the Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE). This programme was originally launched in 1993 to specifically address concerns about sub-standard shipping. The SIRE system is a very large database of up-to-date information about tankers and barges. Essentially, SIRE has focused tanker industry awareness on the...

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Preparing for more statutory assignment from government, BKI held statutory batch II training

  • Tanggal April 21, 2015

Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia again organize surveyor up grading skill training for statutory duty audit and certification at Harris Hotel, Sentul City, Bogor, on 20 – 30 April 2015. The training which is designed to increase surveyor’s practical knowledge and skill relating to the government intention to delegates more statutory duty assignment to BKI is officially open by the BKI President Director, Rudiyanto. “There is a need to evenly distribute practical knowledge and skill...

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South Korea plans feasibility study for Sewol salvage

  • Tanggal April 21, 2015

South Korean government is trying to determine if it is viable to hoist the capsized ferry, Sewol, from the Yellow Sea.  During a press conference in Seoul on 13 April, the country's Minister of Public Safety and Security, Park In-yong, said he would facilitate a feasibility study. Park In-yong's comments came a week after President Park Geun-hye and floor leader of the ruling Saenuri Party said the ferry should be salvaged if it is technically feasible and that this should be...

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Classification Business of Barge and Tug boat downturn

  • Tanggal April 20, 2015

Classification Business for coal barge and its tug boat downturn predicted this year because coal mining is also predicted business is still slow conveyed by Sjaifuddin Thahir - Corporate Communication - BKI. The reason is the low price of coal and legal certainty in the mining industry is still a major challenge for employers of coal in 2015.   The decline in barge classification caused directly proportional to the problems that hamper the national coal industry among...

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Philippines: China’s Reclamation Destroys Coral Reefs

  • Tanggal April 17, 2015

China’s massive reclamation activities have destroyed 300 hectares of coral reef systems in the South China Sea/ West Philippine Sea, leading to economic losses to coastal states valued at USD 100 million annually, the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines said in a statement.   According to the DFA statement, China has also tolerated environmentally harmful fishing practices by its nationals at Bajo De Masinloc which breaches its international...

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Flag State-Based Ship Recycling Legislation Not a Solution

  • Tanggal April 17, 2015

The legislation meant to regulate ship recycling practices, in particular the European Union Ship Recycling Regulation and the International Maritime Organisation’s Hong Kong Convention, mainly based on flag state jurisdiction will neither be able to solve the problems of substandard shipbreaking nor enforce the polluter pays principle on ship owners, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform stressed.  The NGO Shipbreaking Platform published today a briefing paper titled “What...

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Manpower Report: Most Seafarers Content at Sea

  • Tanggal April 16, 2015

A majority of seafarers are content with life at sea, according to preliminary results of a new survey being carried out as part of the BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015.  The survey of seafarers is the first of the targeted surveys for this year’s report. More than 500 seafarers have already responded to the survey, representing over 40 nationalities.  Some of the other preliminary findings include: Beberapa temuan lain survey pendahuluan ini termasuk: ‘Happy...

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Over Half of Vessels Scrapped at Substandard South Asian Yards

  • Tanggal April 16, 2015

Out of 262 vessels sold for breaking during the first quarter of 2015, more than half (151 ships) ended up on the beaches of South Asia as owners continue to scrap their vessels at substandard yards, the latest quarterly report of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform shows.  All together, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan accounted for 58% of the number of ships dismantled in the first quarter of 2015.  39 of these ships were owned by European ship owners, most...

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Hong Kong Expands Definition of Garbage from Ships

  • Tanggal April 15, 2015

Hong Kong will add nine new categories to its definition of ”garbage from ships,” including food wastes, operational wastes, cooking oil, fishing gear and animal carcasses, as part of the new Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Garbage) Regulation.  A spokesman for the Transport and Housing Bureau said that the IMO adopted the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) to stipulate regulations which aim at preventing and...

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Japan Still Keen on Building Seaport in Indonesia

  • Tanggal April 15, 2015

Last week’s cancellation of the plan to build the Cilamaya port has not deterred Japan from its intention to build a seaport in Indonesia, Yusron Ihza Mahendra, Indonezia’s Ambassador to Japan was reported by the local Antara News as saying. Following a meeting with Indonesia’s vice president Jusuf Kalla and the Japanese Kaidanren team, Mahendra said he was confident Japan was still in the game, but would most probably conduct a study prior to moving ahead with the...

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BKI Propose to the Indonesia Ministry of Industry on Marine Materials List

  • Tanggal April 13, 2015

CEO of BKI, Mr. Rudiyanto, accompanied by BKI Corporate Secretary, Mr. Saifuddin Wijaya and BKI Corporate Communications, Mr. Sjaifuddin Thahir, were invited in the introduction to the Indonesian Minister of Industry, Mr. Saleh Husin at the Ministry of Industry. BKI supports the vision of the National Industrial development on the National Industrial Policy that is Indonesia will become Industrial country in 2025, with the vision in year 2020 as the New Industrialized Countries. Indonesia as a...

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Surabaya terminal orders three Konecranes STS cranes

  • Tanggal April 10, 2015

Crystal Chan/09 April 2015 Finnish crane manufacturer Konecranes said it has received orders for three ship-to-shore cranes from PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero) in Surabaya, Indonesia.  The cranes will be delivered to PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) by the end of 2016.  When the cranes are in operation, seven Konecranes STS cranes and 16 Konecranes rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes would be operating in the terminal.  TPS is an important gateway to East Java, serving...

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Indonesia seeks new location for seaport

  • Tanggal April 10, 2015

Titus Zheng/08 April 2015. Indonesia is seeking a new location for seaport construction after raising safety concerns for the existing Cilamaya Port project.  The country's vice-president Jusuf Kalla cited that the original position for the Cilamaya Port project is "too close" to an oil and gas block operated by Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java, a subsidiary of state-owned energy company Pertamina.  "It will be dangerous to construct the seaport close to the...

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Investigative Committee: Greed Sank Russian Trawler

  • Tanggal April 09, 2015

Greed and corruption are responsible for the death of at least 56 crewmembers of the Russian freezer trawler Dalniy Vostok which sank last week off Kamchatka, Vladimir Markin, the Investigative Committee spokesman, was reported as saying by TASS news agency.  13 people are still missing, presumed dead.  63 crewmembers were rescued from the freezing water, many suffering from hypothermia, with 7 of them in ”serious” need of medical attention....

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Oil Tanker Crew Abandoned in Bahrain

  • Tanggal April 09, 2015

Sixteen sailors have been left to their own devices for months after their vessel MT Surya Kuber got seized in Bahrain due to unpaid debts.  The crude oil tanker was banned by a court order in February from leaving the country as its  Singapore-based owner 7Seas Ship Management failed to pay Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (Asry) and Kanoo Shipping more than $220,000, the Gulf News Daily reports.  The ban is to be in force until the debt is paid, according to the...

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Product Tanker Hijacked off Indonesia

  • Tanggal April 09, 2015

7 April 2015.  A product tanker was hijacked by a group of armed pirates while underway off Indonesia.  Around 15-25 pirates armed with pistols boarded the tanker some 62nm North of Pulau Uwi, Indonesia, International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) piracy reporting center informed.  Once on board, the pirates took the crew hostage and robbed their belongings. The group fled the scene shortly after they syphoned the ship’s cargo to another vessel.  The tanker in...

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Bulkers Collide off Weihai

  • Tanggal April 09, 2015

6 April 2015.  China’s Maritime Safety Administration received a report of a collision between two bulk carriers off the country’s eastern Shandong Province, near the city of Weihai, April 5.  Shandong Province maritime rescue center organized search and rescue operations, and found the 97-meter, China-flagged Yang En 1 taking on water, abandoned by all 14 crewmembers who boarded liferafts and were picked up by passing vessels. The crew of the 229-meter, Marshall...

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North Korea Threatens Action Over Freighter Held by Mexico

  • Tanggal April 09, 2015

5 April 2015.  A North Korea-flagged general cargo ship Mu Du Bong and its crew have been illegally detained in Mexico since July 2014, and North Korea will undertake ”necessary measures” to release it, the country’s Deputy UN Ambassador An Myong Hun was reported by Reuters as saying.  The 6,700-ton freighter ran aground and damaged a reef 7.5 miles northeast off the Port of Tuxpan on July 14, while sailing from Havana, Cuba. The ship and its 50 crew have...

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BKI Worker Union Leaders Ready to Escort the Employee Benefits Rise

  • Tanggal April 02, 2015

  "We, the Board of Worker Union are ready to become the employer’s partner and ready to escort efforts for better employee benefits," said the Chairman of the BKI Worker Union Taufik Arie Wijaya in his speech in the signing of the Collective Labor Agreement with BKI Management on 26 March 2015 at BKI Head Office, Jakarta. This agreement was signed by BKI Worker Union Chairman and BKI President Director Rudiyanto and was witnessed by the Director General of Industrial Relations,...

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BKI chairing TMG11 of the Association of Asian Classification Society ACS

  • Tanggal March 27, 2015

All ACS TMG members of Classification society throughout Asia, ACS, thank for the success of the Indonesia Classification Society (BKI) in leading and organizing an international meeting of the Association of Asian Classification Society (ACS) in Yogyakarta on 18-19 March 2015. Chairman of TMG, Sjaifuddin Thahir (BKI) and all members in the meeting decided to establish a more intense communication with Hongkong Ship Owner Association (HKSOA) that contains the report (on machinery failures)...

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BKI Match with STIP to Increase Surveyor Capability

  • Tanggal March 23, 2015

Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia is preparing to receive more ship statutory duty delegation from the government and paired with Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Pelayaran (STIP) Jakarta to develop surveyor training program. The  Memorandum of Understanding betwee two institutions was signed by BKI President Director Rudiyanto and the STIP Chairman Arifin Sunardjo on 16 March 2015 in Bogor. “To be able to perform effectively on statutory duty inspection I am sure that BKI will need personnel with...

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BKI is Not the Government Authority Extention

  • Tanggal March 23, 2015

“BKI is not the extension of government hand, but we are service company which is operate based on government authorization and regulations,” said BKI’s President Director Rudiyanto on his speech at the opening ceremony of the company’s internal training in Arch Hotel Bogor, on 16 March 2015. “We will miss the service value if we think that we are government authority, in fact our competitiveness as a service company is the service itself,” added Rudi. BKI...

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BKI Ready for More Statutory Assignment

  • Tanggal March 17, 2015

BKI is ready to accept additional statutory assignment from the Indonesian Government. That circumstance was revealed in the BKI’s senior surveyor in house training held at the Arch Hotel Bogor on 16 – 19 March 2015. “BKI should be ready if soon the Government gives more statutory assignment. Therefore training like this is expected able to provide necessary knowledge needed by BKI’s surveyor to perform statutory inspection as what has been done by the Directorate...

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Bimas Baharkam Polri is Keen to Have Maritime Security Management Module

  • Tanggal March 16, 2015

Bimas Baharkam of Indonesian National Police Department mentioned that they need to have maritime-sector related training module of Security Management System (SMP). “We need to have a module for the training of maritime sector security management system, what we already have today is for banking, general office, tourism, the one focusing on the maritime field is also needed to be developed,” said Brigadier General (Pol) Hengky Kaluara the Director of Bimas of Baharkam Polri. This...

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BKI to Explore Opportunity of Security Management Auditor in Maritime Sector

  • Tanggal March 16, 2015

Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia is to explore the possibility to develop Security Management System (SMP) audit service for maritime support sector. This intention was revealed at the occasion of SMP presentation by the Bimas Director of the Indonesian Police Department Baharkam Birgjen (Pol) Hengky Kaluara to the Directors and BKI’s officials on 13 March 2015 at BKI Head Office, Jakarta. BKI’s President Director Rudiyanto within that occasion explained that BKI has the opportunity to...

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IACS develops new rules after MOL Comfort casualty

  • Tanggal March 11, 2015

Crystal Chan/09 March 2015. The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) said it has developed two new rules as a result of the break-up and sinking of MOL Comfort. MOL Comfort, an 8,110-teu container ship, broke up and sank while en route from Singapore to Jeddah on 17 June 2013. In early 2014, IACS had launched an expert group on structural safety of container ships, which carried out a review of the MOL Comfort incident, also taking into account a number of past...

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Insight: Human error caused sinking of Taiwanese research ship

  • Tanggal March 11, 2015

Angela Yu/06 March 2015. The sinking of Taiwanese maritime research vessel Ocean Researcher V has been attributed chiefly to human error, according to a Maritime and Port Bureau report. "Investigators found that the crew members did not follow correct procedures during the return voyage, which required the use of nautical charts to map the ship position, and they did not make full preparation for the possibility of a disaster," Chi Wen-chung, Maritime and Port Bureau director, told the media...

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Colombia detains COSCO vessel over illegal arms

  • Tanggal March 11, 2015

Angela Yu /06 March 2015. COSCO's heavy-lift ship Da Dan Xia was detained in Cartagena by Colombian authorities on 4 March for carrying illegal weapons. About 100 tonnes of gunpowder, 2.6 million detonators, 99 projectiles, and about 3,000 cannon shells were found on the Hong Kong-flagged ship, which was bound for Cuba, reported local media. Containers labelled China North Industries Group Corporation (Norinco) - China's biggest arms maker - was also found aboard the vessel,...

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BIMCO Launches Green Guide

  • Tanggal March 11, 2015

04/03/2015. The international shipping association BIMCO has launched a new, three-part guidance resource called Guide to Maritime Environmental & Efficiency Management, to support ship owners and operators in improving their environmental performance and the efficiency of their ships. Developed in partnership with maritime efficiency specialists Fathom, and supported by ClassNK, the Guide provides a resource to facilitate compliance with environmental regulations and assist owners and...

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Bumi Armada establishes Armada Madura EPC

  • Tanggal March 11, 2015

Titus Zheng/04 March 2015.  Malaysia-listed offshore services provider Bumi Armada has incorporated a new subsidiary under the name of Armada Madura EPC (Armada Madura) in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. According to Bumi Armada's filing to the Malaysian stock exchange Bursa Malaysia, Armada Madura will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Bumi Armada Offshore Holdings, with intended principal business activities on vessel management and ownership, chartering, marine support, and...

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NYK Line Boosts Its Container Service to Southeast Asia

  • Tanggal March 11, 2015

04/03/2015. Japan’s NYK Line decided to expand its service network linking Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam amid increasing demand for container transport between Japan and Southeast Asia. The company’s previous service for this area, the Phoenix Service, will be renamed the Phoenix 1 Service, and a new Phoenix 2 Service will be added to provide a more stable transportation network, NYK said. The new service will be independently operated by NYK using three 2,700 TEU containerships...

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BKI and Padeco an assessment of potential cooperation to assist Indonesian government

  • Tanggal March 07, 2015

PADECO, an international development consulting company, headquartered in Tokyo, is active worldwide with experience in more than 110 countries, represented by Mr. Akira Watanabe, Senior Consultant in the Division of Development of transport infrastructure, accompanied by Bambang Prasetya, its representative in Indonesia, visit at the Head office of Indonesian Classification Society (BKI), Jl Yos Suradso 38 Jakarta - Indonesia and received directly by Mr. Sjaifuddin Thahir, Corporate...

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BKI Support Safety is My Life Occupational Health and Safety Campaign

  • Tanggal March 04, 2015

BKI President Director Rudiyanto received an award from the Minister of Labor Affairs Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri on the Occupational Health and Safety (K3) Campaign event entitled "Safety is My Life" held in conjunction with the Car Free Day at the Hotel Indonesia roundabout junction, Jakarta, Sunday, March 1, 2014. The award was given as a symbol of appreciation to the SMK3 audit services company supporting the success of this K3 campaign event. Minister of Labor Affairs in his speech said that...

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WRECK-REMOVAL CONVENTION TO ENTER INTO FORCE

  • Tanggal March 01, 2015

This is to convey via BKI, via Corporate communication, Sjaifuddin Tahir, that shipowner liability on the horizon as Denmark ratifies international instrument. The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following the deposit, on 14 April 2014, of an instrument of ratification by Denmark, with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Among several provisions, the Convention will place financial responsibility for the removal of...

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ITS HIMATEK Marine Excursion Study Visited BKI

  • Tanggal February 27, 2015

Delegation from Ocean Engineering Student Association of Ocean Technical Faculty ITS Surabaya again visited BKI Head Office on 27 February 2015. The visit was packed in an event titled Ocean Engineering Excursion Study 2015 and was followed by 51 students and two lectured. The excursion study participants was received by the BKI’s Offshore Division Head Abdul Ghofar, Business Development Division Head Agung Prihanto and Corporate Communication Senior Manager Sjaifuddin Thahir. Besides...

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Russian ship tries to jump arrest in India

  • Tanggal February 27, 2015

Ramadas Rao. 25 February 2015.  Sevastopol, the Russian cargo vessel that unsuccessfully tried to jump arrest in India last week, is involved in litigation with a local logistics company that has been awarded damages of INR14M (USD224,715), IHS Maritime has learned. The Madras High Court heard a petition from Chennai (formerly Madras)-based NTC Logistics pleading for the vessel's arrest. The company's allegations against Sevastopol include damage to cargo, delays in loading, and...

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South Korea strengthens maritime safety inspection

  • Tanggal February 27, 2015

Moyoun Jin. 25 February 2015.  South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has assigned 22 safety inspection officers at the headquarters of the ministry and regional offices of maritime affairs as a follow-up measure after the Sewol disaster. Through a press statement on 16 February, the ministry said, "The newly appointed 22 safety inspection officers have more than 15-20 years of work experience in the related fields. They will be in charge of guidance and supervision of safety...

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Engineer sentenced for pollution crimes

  • Tanggal February 27, 2015

John Gallagher. 24 February 2015.  A 47-year-old Philippine national who served as chief engineer on board a Japanese car carrier has been sentenced to eight months in a US prison for MARPOL violations. The prison term for Noly Torato Vidad, to be followed by a year of supervised release, was for obstructing justice and illegally dumping oily waste into the sea. During a coastguard inspection of the 18,082 dwt Selene Leader at the Port of Baltimore in January 2014, Vidad tried to hide...

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Five die in Petrobras FPSO explosion

  • Tanggal February 27, 2015

Veronika Farkas. 12 February 2015.  Five crew members were killed and four were still missing after an explosion on floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit Cidade de São Mateus on 11 February, BW Offshore confirmed. Online news sources reported that the cause of the explosion and consequent fire was a gas leak, but BW Offshore did not confirm this to IHS Maritime. The cause of explosion is unclear yet, "we have been extremely busy with the all the personnel and their...

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DNV GL classes world’s largest boxship, MSC Oscar

  • Tanggal February 27, 2015

Michael Jones. 19 February 2015.  Classification society DNV GL has announced it will class the world's largest containership the MSC Oscar. The 19,244teu vessel, now in East-West revenue service, was delivered by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in January. The reported building price was USD140.5 million. DNV GL says the vessel's container capacity was increased by implementing the RSCS class notation (Route Specific Container Stowage). RSCS was developed by...

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BKI inform to the national shipping industry

  • Tanggal February 26, 2015

For preparing for the Global Sulphur Cap, via BKI Corporate Communication, Sjaifuddin Thahir, with respect to the issue of fuel availability and the economic impact on the industry, there is also growing concern about the implementation of the global cap that will reduce the sulphur content in fuel consumed outside ECAs to 0.5%. This is scheduled to take place in 2020, with an option for IMO to decide to delay until 2025 if necessary, depending on the outcome of an IMO fuel availability study...

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THE REGULATION OF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

  • Tanggal February 24, 2015

Merchant shipping is one of the most heavily regulated industries and was amongst the first to adopt widely implemented international safety standards conveyed by Sjaifuddin Thahir - BKI. Regulations concerning shipping are developed at the global level. Because shipping is inherently international, it is vital that shipping is subject to uniform regulations on matters such as construction standards, navigational rules and standards of crew competence. The alternative would be a plethora of...

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IACS propose harmonization in associated with ESP Code 2011 and RO

  • Tanggal February 20, 2015

ESP Code 2011 amendment offered by IACS to align in associated with RO and IACS has been reviewing ESP Code 2011 (resolution A.1049 (27)) in order to examine the use of terms related to RO. ESP Code 2011 has been transferred from IACS Z10 and is based on the requirements of SOLAS regulation XI-1/2. Ammendment ESP Code 2011 ESP to ship Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (ESP Code 2011) (resolution A.1049 (27)), the measurement of the thickness of the hull construction if it is not done by RO...

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BKI Provided Aid to Nearby Flood Victims

  • Tanggal February 18, 2015

Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia’s President Director Rudiyanto, symbolically handed over aid to the local flood sufferer living nearby BKI’s Head Office on Friday, 13 February 2015. The event took place at the RW 010 Resident Hall of Kebon Bawang Local District, District of Tanjung Priok, was also attended by Local District Administrator Lilies Asnawaty, BKI’s Director of Finance and Administration Timbul Tambunan, RW 010 Board Member, and local residents. The 200 packages aid...

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UNHAS visit facing the vision of “Poros Maritim” to BKI

  • Tanggal February 17, 2015

In order to prepare human resources and preparation of experts in the field of maritime naval architecture and shipbuilding engineering, especially in engineering, then on January 26, 2015 Department of Naval Architecture University of Hasanuddin (UNHAS) Makassar make a visit at the headquarters of Indonesia Classification Society (BKI). A total of approximately 40 students majoring in Naval Architecture - University of Hasanuddin Makassar and accompanied by a faculty mentor directly received...

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US tightens MARPOL rules

  • Tanggal February 17, 2015

John Gallagher. 04 February 2015.  US-flag shipowners must soon meet stricter MARPOL rules as the United States falls into line with international oil pollution conventions. Published in the US Federal Register on 4 February, three new provisions that become effective on 5 May will tighten record-keeping for bunkering and raise standards in oil separation equipment and operating plans for tankers conducting ship-to-ship (STS) oil cargo transfers. The new record-keeping requirements,...

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China’s AIS data open to public

  • Tanggal February 17, 2015

Angela Yu. 05 February 2015.  The AIS Information Service Platform by China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) was officially launched yesterday, and real-time AIS data in China's coastal areas and rivers are now traceable. AIS data of around 35,000 ships are available for the public every day, according to China MSA, and ship information can be searched in terms of real-time location and speed. The platform also integrates port information, tides forecast and meteorological...

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Wärtsilä to power first CNG carrier

  • Tanggal February 17, 2015

Tony Slinn 06 February 2015   Finland-based power provider Wärtsilä will provide an integrated propulsion system for the compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier being built for Indonesian state-owned energy company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN). The 110m-long, 2,200m³ carrier is being constructed at the Jiangsu Hantong shipyard in China. Ordered and designed by China's CIMC Ocean Engineering Design & Research Institute for end user PLN, it is scheduled to be in...

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Concordia captain risks 26-year sentence

  • Tanggal February 17, 2015

Andrew Spurrier. 27 January 2015.  Former Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino has denied he might try to flee Italy, where prosecutors are seeking to jail him for 26 years over his role in the cruise ship's loss in January 2012. Italian press agency ANSA quoted Schettino as saying that he was "definitely not" a potential absconder as prosecutors at his trial have claimed. "I won't run away," he said. “Saya tidak akan melarikan diri,” katanya Prosecutor...

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BKI Projected global container market demand growth from 2009 to 2016

  • Tanggal February 13, 2015

BKI meet any statistical data that the world container market growth by preparing to survey, inspection and re-certification of container. This statistic represents global container market demand growth from 2009 to 2011, and gives forecast figures through 2016. In 2014, global container market demand is projected to increase by around 6.2 percent. Global container market demand growth Despite a negative global container shipping market growth rate in 2009, partially due to the global...

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Visit of TIAN Xiaoping - Reginal Director of CCS Southeast Asia to BKI

  • Tanggal February 12, 2015

Today, Thursday 12th February 2015, Biro Klasifikasi Indonesia, represented by the Managing Director (Rudiyanto), Comercial Director (Ibrahim Gause), Corporate Secretary (Saifuddin Wijaya), and Corporate Communications BKI (Sjaifuddin Thahir) confirmed and will receive delegation from China Classification Society (CCS), Mr. TIAN Xiaoping - Reginal Director of CCS Southeast Asia. The meeting will be arranged during the day around the clock in 1430 at the headquarters of Biro Klasifikasi...

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IMO and Maritime Regulations Up Date

  • Tanggal August 07, 2014

IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships. As a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective,...

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IMO MEETING OF SUB-COMMITTEE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF IMO INSTRUMENTS 1st SESSION

  • Tanggal July 07, 2014

On June 14 to July 18, 2014, BKI participated in IMO Sub-Committee Sesseion on the Implementation of IMO Instruments (III) at its first session, held at IMO headquarters in London. BKI act as part of a delegation of the Republic of Indonesia, which consists of the Transportation Attaché at the Embassy in London Capt. Sahattua Simatupang, Sindu Rahayu (of Public Relations and KSLN, Hubla), Capt. Diaz Saputra (Ditkapel), and Efa Rosida Dwi Aditirta (BKI). The Sub-Committee is the...

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DPP INSA Holds Gathering Event With BKI Board Of Director

  • Tanggal April 27, 2014

Indonesian Central Board Ships Owner Association ( INSA ) Board of Directors held a meeting with ICC in the DPP 's office INSA Tanah Abang , Jakarta on February 19, 2013 . The event was opened by the Chairman of the DPP INSA Hartoto Carmelita was attended by the Central Board , Executive Branch , and members from all over Indonesia INSA is in addition aims to introduce the new ICC and the Board of Directors will also be a direct communication between the INSA member Board of Directors and...

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BKI support NTSC to Legal Standing

  • Tanggal April 27, 2014

  Director of BKI , Rudiyanto , Director of Engineering and Operations BKI , Capt. . Faith Satria Utama , BKI External Affairs - Corporate Secretary , Sjaifuddin Tahir and ICC team received a visit from the National Transportation Safety Committee ( NTSC ) , represented by Hermanu and True Sastrodiwongso and NTSC team on February 3, 2014 at the ICC headquarters , Jl . Yos Sudarso 38 North Jakarta . During the visit to discuss the MOU , and the establishment of a working group or team...

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BKI and Dynamic Positioning DP

  • Tanggal April 27, 2014

Dynamic Positioning ( DP ) is the ability of a vessel which is provided through the integration of the various individual systems and functions . A computer control system is done automatically to maintain the ship's position by using a propeller and thruster itself . Reference to the position sensors combined with wind sensors , motion sensors and gyro compass , will be able to provide information to a computer on board that deals with the position of the ship , the magnitude and...

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