GERMANY HAS REVISED THE PAHS REQUIREMENT WITHIN THE GS-MARK

The Committee on Product Safety (AfPs) adopted a new polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) document on 4th of August 2014, which is taken into account within the GS mark certification. The PAHs requirements are largely revised.New requirements will apply from 1st of July 2015 and replace the previously valid PAHs-document (ZEK 01.4-08).Link to the new PAHs document: Main Amendments New

WHY IS ASBESTOS STILL BEING USED IN NEW SHIPS?

On 28 September 2014 CTI (Centre Testing International) an internationally accredited asbestos ship survey company, held a seminar at DNV’s Shanghai’s headquarters for 20 senior new build field surveyors, DNV flew their surveyors to the seminar from all areas of China, so they could attend this important seminar. John Chillingworth, CTI Marines Senior Vice President,