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Ancillary Machinery

Systems and equipment not covered elsewhere - includes pumps, compressors, watertight doors, deck and cargo handling equipment.

Ballast Water Treatment

Including system technology, sampling equipment, regulation and practical considerations.

Coatings and corrosion

Regulations on anti-foulings and foul-release, types of coatings and technology, ballast and cargo tank coatings, anti-corrosive systems and equipment.


GMDSS and international regulations, commercial networks, VSAT and equipment and antennae.

Companies, organisations and people

News around companies - mergers/acquisitions, organisations such as ICS, BIMCO, and other industry bodies. Appointments to senior positions.


MARPOL and US Vessel General Permit requirements, equipment for oil/water treatment, black and grey water and sealing arrangements, EEDI and energy saving devices.

Fuels and lubricants

Types and grades of marine fuels, ISO 8217, Fuel treatment systems, LNG and oil storage, tribology, engine and specialist lubricants.

Navigation and bridge

Regulations covering equipment and layout, navigation systems including radar, ECDIS, AIS, compasses and more.


News around ship operation, covers working practices onboard, cargo and vessel surveying, crew transfers etc.


Views and opinions from ShipInsight contributors and from industry thought leaders. Can cover any subject.

Power, propulsion and turbochargers

Engine types and technology, turbochargers, energy storage systems, PTO and PTI, gearboxes, propellers, other propulsors, waterjets,etc

Regulation and class

Matters relating to regulation not covered under other categories, especially national rather than international regulation, Classification matters type-approval, notations etc.

Safety and training

SOLAS regulations, Lifeboats and Liferafts, davits, falls and release systems, other safety equipment, STCW rules, simulators and more.

Shipbuilding, design and repair

New ship types and construction news, repair and maintenance. Also covers conversions of existing ships.

Software and cybersecurity

Required software, loading computers, ship management, performance management, miscellaneous software and applications, ensuring security of systems.

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