The Marine Technical Committee meeting of Bureau Veritas for the end of 2015 took place on November 25th at prestigious Yacht Club of Greece. The well-attended meeting started as always with the social time, where attendees had the change to exchange their views and latest news from the shipping world.
The meeting started with the introduction of the new members. They were introduced by the Committee’s Vice Chairman Mr. Antonis Faraklas, Managing Director of Chartworld Shipping Corp., Mr. Anastasios Angelopoulos, Marine Chief Executive for Greece & Cyprus, Secretary of the Committee, then welcomed the Committee members.
The technical presentations started with Mr. George-Paul Perantzakis, Technical Manager of Naftomar Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd. The title of his presentation was: “LPG Gas Carriers, What you wanted to know about LPG carriers operations and you were afraid to ask”. His presentation focused on vital equipment utilized in LPG carriers as well as all different types of storage tanks for LPG.
Dr. John Kokarakis, Vice President Technology & Business Development of Hellenic, Black Sea Region & Middle East Zone, presented “Challenges and implementation of the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) EU”. This presentation was related to the specific aspects of the recently unveiled MPV regulation for the monitoring of CO2 emitted from ships visiting EU ports.
Last but not least, Mrs. Vayia Hatziyianni of Minerva Marine Inc., outlined the obligations of the vessels visiting US ports, regarding the ballast water treatment systems.
The technical meeting closed with a presentation by Mr. Dionissis Christodoulopoulos, Managing Director of the Greek office of MAN Diesel & Turbo on the hot potato issuer of light running margin and dynamic limiter functions.
Like always the meeting was finished with the traditional dinner, where there were ample opportunities for everybody to fraternize and enjoy the delicious food offered by the restaurant of Yacht Club of Greece.