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ClassNK Helps Shipyards Comply with EEDI Requirements

first_imgzoom ClassNK has released the new PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower software.PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower was developed to help shipyards comply with the EEDI requirements of the Amendment to MARPOL Annex VI by calculating minimum propulsion power requirements in compliance with the IMO 2013 Interim Guidelines for Determining Minimum Propulsion Power to Maintain the Manoeuvrability of Ships in Adverse Conditions.To evaluate minimum propulsion power requirement, added resistance in irregular waves should be calculated based on ship’s Lines. Calculating added resistance in waves can be difficult especially at initial design stage. That is why ClassNK developed a simplified formula to calculate added resistance in waves using only basic information such as main ship specifications, allowing designers to easily evaluate the minimum propulsion power requirement for their ships.In addition, ClassNK has released an updated version of the PrimeShip-GREEN/PSTA software, which was initially released in June 2013 to provide shipyards with an easy means of calculating progressive speed trial analysis in compliance with the ISO 15016:2002 standard recognized in IMO guideline 2012 Guidelines on Survey and Certification of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). Recently, a new draft of ISO 15016 was released. In order to support the industry’s smooth application of this future standard, ClassNK has released a new version of PrimeShip-GREEN/PSTA to help familiarize users with the new software and future requirements of this draft.PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower and PrimeShip-GREEN/PSTA are provided to shipyards free of charge.ClassNK, April 15, 2014last_img read more

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Pensioner 95 arrested on suspicion of murder after his carer dies of

Cllr Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council, said: “We are devastated to hear of the death of a carer in Islington.  Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this desperately sad time.” The scene in Islington, north London, thought to be where a carer was injured The carer was an employee of a care agency commissioned by Islington Council.Last year a 96-year-old World War Two veteran strangled his dementia-suffering wife to death with a dressing gown cord and laid her on a bed of lilies before confessing to the police.Jack Tindall, admitted killing his wife Ernestine, after she begged him to end her life when the couple thought they were going to be moved into separate care homes.Britain’s oldest killer is thought to be Bernard Heginbotham who stabbed to death wife Ida, 87, in an ‘act of love’ when he was 99 on April 1, 2004.The great grandfather could not face his partner of 67 years being moved to a fifth care home in three months and so slashed her throat in their bungalow in Preesall, Lancs.He was handed a 12-month community order after he admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.Heginbotham died in a care home aged 102 in February, 2007. A 95-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his female carer died when she suffered head injuries in north London, Scotland Yard said.Police were called at approximately 7am on Thursday to a north London hospital where a 61-year-old woman was admitted suffering from head injuries.She died in hospital just before 11am on Friday. Her next of kin have been informed.A post-mortem examination is expected to take place at a later date.It is thought that her injuries were sustained at a residential address in Islington where she was working as a carer.The 95-year-old has been taken to hospital as a precaution due to a pre-existing condition where he will remain pending transfer to a location where his complex health and care needs can be managed. Reports have emerged that he was suffering from dementia.Police have bailed him while enquiries continue. Detectives from the CID based at the Central North Command Unit investigate.Officers are not seeking anymore else in connection with this investigation.  The scene in Islington, north London, thought to be where a carer was injuredCredit:Henry Vaughan/PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more