Tag: Marina

DFDS Transfers Ships to Lloyd’s Register

first_imgzoom DFDS, northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company is transferring eight ships into Lloyd’s Register class to help further support the DFDS Seaways operational activities.Kasper Moos, Vice President of DFDS (right) and Kim Wiese, LR’s Marine Business Development Manager for DenmarkThe increase in ships classed by LR deepens and broadens the support provided by the classification market leader in the passenger ship, ro-pax and ro-ro freight ferry sectors.Lloyd’s Register’s Ship Emergency Response Programme (SERS) has also been contracted fleet wide to provide damage stability and crisis support to DFDS, further underlining the extent of safety and operational services now available to DFDS.Kasper Moos, Vice President of DFDS, said: “DFDS Fleet has been growing because of recent acquisitions, and this means that by coincidence we have our ships registered in various classification societies. We have therefore decided to transfer a number of our ships to LR in order to reduce the number of partners and achieve a leaner process in our daily work with the class. LR has already proven that they have the size and the services we need for fully covering our needs for a safe and efficient operation of our ships.”Lloyd’s Register’s Kim Wiese, Marine Business Development Manager for Denmark, said: “DFDS has always maintained a close relationship with LR, with the vast majority of new buildings being ordered to LR class. Our relationship has been strengthened through the agreement to transfer a number of vessels to LR Class. Furthermore, enrolling their fleet in to our SERS programme shows DFDS’ commitment to safety of life at sea and their care for the environment.”DFDS currently operates 55 ships, predominantly ro-ro freight ships, ro-pax ships, and passenger ships; with few exceptions these ships will now all be classed by LR.May 27, 2014last_img read more

TNA demands answers on Trinco underground cells

Sumanthiran said that the authorities must investigate where those people detained at the cells are now and if they were tortured. The UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances drew light to the hidden cells after they were taken to the location by the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) during the recent visit to Sri Lanka.Sumanthiran said that the refusal by the former Government to allow the UN Working Group to visit Sri Lanka during its term in office was clearly to prevent information like that on the Trincomalee hidden cells from being exposed. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today demanded answers from the authorities on the underground secret cells at the Trincomalee navy camp, in light of an admission by former navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda that those cells were used to detain people.In a highly charged speech in Parliament today during the debate on the 2016 budget, Parliamentarian M A Sumanthiran questioned as to why people like Karannagoda are not being investigated over the cells. He also accused former Foreign Minister, Professor G.L Peiris, of attempting to incite hatred between communities through statements he had made recently following the decision by the government to free on bail a group of people arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. (Colombo Gazette) Sumanthiran quoted Karannagoda as telling the media yesterday that the cells were part of the British colonial era and was used when he was the navy chief to detain suspects, but not torture them read more