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  • CTI POLY is, ASIA 1ST IHM APPROVED SUPPLIER BY BUREAU VERITAS

    27 Mar 2018

    Singapore - February 8th 2018; Poly NDT Pte Ltd, a member of CTI Marine Services has become the first Singapore company to obtain certification from classification society - BUREAU VERITAS (BV) as a certified provider of Development of Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) services, It has become one of only a handful of companies worldwide that are able to offer IHM in ...

  • CTI contracted by THENAMARIS SHIPMANAGEMENT Inc. for IHM survey.

    26 Jul 2017

    CTI Marine Services had succesfully completed the on board sampling for THENAMARIS vessels to be surveyed for IHM. ...

  • CTI COMMISSIONED BY MSC FOR IHM SURVEY IN SINGAPORE

    25 Apr 2017

    CTI Marine Services, had appointed 4 IHM surveyors to do onboard visual and sampling check to finish within 10hrs to save owners time. She was surveyed at port in Singapore within the ETA & ETD time frame. – NO DELAYS AND WAITING FOR IHM SURVEY ...

  • CTI Singapore team up with ARK Marine to provide one stop solution for marine IHM compliance service

    04 Apr 2017

    CTI Singapore office (POLY NDT PTE LTD) has teamed up with ARK Marine (http://www.arkmarine.com.sg/) to provide one stop solution for marine IHM compliance service to the international marine industry. ...

  • CTI Earns the EU MRV Accreditation Certificate from UKAS

    02 Mar 2017

    CTI has been awarded accreditation by UKAS to perform assessments for EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of carbon dioxide emissions compliance concerning ships’ monitoring plans and emission reports. ...

  • Poly NDT Pte Ltd First Company in Singapore to be Certified as IHM Supplier

    10 Nov 2016

    Poly NDT Pte Ltd, a member of CTI Marine Services has become the first Singapore company to obtain certification from classification society DNV GL a certified provider of Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) services, becoming one of only a handful of companies worldwide that are able to offer IHM in compliance with the Hong Kong International Convention for the safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, The new European Ship Recycling Regulation (EUSRR) and the Guidelines for the Development of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials. ...

  • VIMS built by CTI was already up and running

    11 Jul 2016

    Vessel Inventory Management System (VIMS): A software system developed and maintained by CTI to provide real time web access to shipyard/ equipment supplier, ship owner, expert party, Ship Recycling Facilities and 3rd party to calculating, monitoring, reporting, verification and management of inventory of hazardous material and greenhouse gas emission for life cycle of the vessel (from new building to recycling). ...

  • Maersk to Recycle First Two Vessels in Alang, India

    24 May 2016

    Maersk Group announced Friday that it has reached an agreement to beach the Maersk Georgia and the Maersk Wyoming at Alang's Shree Ram ship recycling facility, its first disposals in India since its announcement of a new partnership with South Asian yards. The vessels are due to arrive in late May. ...

  • Global experts gather in Tokyo for ClassNK ship recycling seminar

    24 May 2016

    Tokyo- Around 300 people gathered in Tokyo on 12 May to attend a ship recycling seminar held by leading classification society ClassNK. In addition to ClassNK representatives, top industry experts from Asia and Europe discussed the current challenges of ship recycling and what the industry can do to support safe and environmentally sound recycling practices. ...

  • World's first ABS IHM survey body

    06 Apr 2016

    Singapore - 5th of April 2016, POLY NDT PTE LTD, the member of CTI Marine Services was audited by ABS Singapore office and awarded a Certification of Service Recognition by ABS as an external specialist for Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) preparation service for existing ships. It has the honour for being the 1st IHM service supplier to be approved by ABS. ...

  • Baltic Dry Index fell to 317

    01 Feb 2016

    Baltic Dry Index fell to 317 ...

  • The Chinese government keeps eliminating the HCFC’s production

    27 Jan 2016

    The Chinese government is restricting HCFCs’downstream application in order to upgrade the whole industry through the elimination in HCFCs’production, according to analysts CCM. ...

  • Shipping encouraged to use new transitional measures for ship recycling

    26 Jan 2016

    Shipping companies are being strongly encouraged to use new ‘Transitional Measures for Shipowners Selling Ships for Recycling’ launched by a wide coalition of international shipping industry organisations. ...

  • MEPC 69 is crucial landmark for IMO to CO2 reduction

    19 Jan 2016

    The Marine Environmental Protection Committee meeting (MEPC69) in April 2016 is a crucial landmark, and an opportunity for the IMO to demonstrate to the world its commitment to shipping playing its part in the global reductions. ...

  • Panama has begun the accession process for the Ballast Water Management (BWM) and the Hong Kong Conventions.

    15 Jan 2016

    Panama, the world’s largest ship registry says it has begun the accession process for the Ballast Water Management (BWM) and the Hong Kong Conventions. Once Panama’s Foreign Ministry submits approval of the two international treaties to the Cabinet Council, they will be presented to Panama National Assembly for their final approval. ...

  • What Australia requires for the protection from asbestos on ships

    13 Jan 2016

    AMSA has issued a new Marine Notice to draw the attention of operators and ship owners to the ongoing prohibition of asbestos on ships, noting that Australian law requires operators to take all reasonable steps to protect the health and safety at work of employees and contractors. ...

  • AMSA Notice 2/2016

    11 Jan 2016

    AMSA has issued a new marine notice 2/2016 supersedes the 10/2014, the purpose of which is to draw the attention of operators and ship owners to the ongoing prohibition of asbestos on ships. The marine notice 2/2016 also has emphasized that ships entering or intending to enter Australian waters, including foreign registered ships, any import of asbestos and asbestos containing products is prohibited under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 (S.4C). ...

  • EU shipowners want IMO leadership in efforts to reduce GHG emissions from shipping

    29 Dec 2015

    As world leaders from 147 countries gather in Paris for the long-awaited UNFCCC COP 21, European shipowners reiterate their support for the EU Member States’ negotiating position adopted in September, ICS said in its press release. ...

  • Asbestos warning for Australia schools after dangerous substance found in science kits.

    21 Dec 2015

    An asbestos safety alert has been issued after the potentially dangerous rock samples contained in some science education kits were purchased by 24 NT schools. ...

  • How America Let Asbestos Kill Its Veterans

    15 Dec 2015

    The U.S. government never warned servicemen who fought for America about the deadly long-term effects of asbestos exposure in the military. Now, a broken VA health care system fails them a second time by abandoning veterans dying of mesothelioma. ...

  • Push for independent inquiry into Water Corp asbestos investigation

    20 Nov 2015

    The potential exposure of more than 100 Water Corporation employees to asbestos must be investigated in an independent inquiry, the West Australian State Opposition says. ...

  • 2 Chinese-built Tugs found containing asbestos

    11 Nov 2015

    The two tugs were removed from service in February after one of the Chinese-built vessels was found to contain asbestos. ...

  • Asbestos Exposure in Shipyards

    21 Oct 2015

    Some occupations are associated with an elevated risk of asbestos exposure. Historically, naval shipyard workers are among the most frequently exposed. It is likely that workers who served between World War II and the Korean War came in contact with dangerous levels of asbestos, increasing their chances of developing diseases like asbestos-related lung cancer and mesothelioma. ...

  • Asbestos Exposure:Shipyard Workers

    21 Oct 2015

    Asbestos was once considered a critical element in the shipbuilding industry - especially so in the military - because of its ability to resist heat and prevent fires that would be disastrous for a vessel at sea. It also was a great insulator and was resistant to corrosion. ...

  • Henderson May Annex Eldorado Valley Land Containing Asbestos

    21 Oct 2015

    Meanwhile, an unrelated study suggests that environmental exposure to asbestos may be related to a higher incidence of malignant mesothelioma in Nevada where the deadly fibers are in the soil. Researchers from Hawaii, Nevada and Pennsylvania examined mesothelioma mortality data and discovered the percentage of women and individuals younger than 55 was elevated in southern Nevada counties, as compared to other counties across the nation. ...

  • No action against navy over asbestos

    14 Oct 2015

    The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will not prosecute the Naval Service after some of its personnel were exposed to asbestos during maintenance work onboard ships last year. ...

  • Relatives of asbestos victims win court case – How Ship owners can defend themselves against asbestos exposure claims

    01 Oct 2015

    CTI recently did a presentation on how asbestos is still found in new ships , In order to defend these claims, which are likely to continue to be made for at least 20 years, ship owners should at this stage, before documents become lost or people die, obtain and preserve the following evidence: ...

  • Chrysotile Asbestos: Voices from South-East Asia

    30 Sep 2015

    Chrysotile Asbestos - Voices from South-East Asia from Rob Moore ...

  • ASBESTOS CRAYON TESTS

    24 Sep 2015

    Top marks to Vicki Hamilton from Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS in the Latrobe Valley, Gippsland Victoria. Vicki has been putting in the hard yards on toys containing asbestos being illegally imported into Australia. Her latest expose is Chinese made crayons containing asbestos. Please share this far and wide, right at the moment do not buy crayons made in China, or allow your child to use them. - Rod Smith ...

  • ASBESTOS CRUISE LINE TO PAY COMPENSATION

    10 Sep 2015

    The family of a Carnival Cruise Lines electrician who died from asbestos-related lung cancer in 2005 has been awarded $3.6 million. The man worked as an electrician for the cruise line, which is headquartered here in Miami, from 1985 to 2000. ...

  • Risks Of Asbestos Exposure

    09 Sep 2015

    Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that can be found anywhere in the world. It essentially occurs naturally in fiber bundles, which can be separated into single asbestos fibers. These fibers are resistant to chemicals, heat and fire and do not conduct electricity. As a result, many manufacturing and construction companies preferred products containing asbestos for their line of work. Despite asbestos mining and usage taking place for years, its exposure has only recently been identified as a health hazard. ...

  • Asbestos Discovered At Denver VA Medical Center

    13 Aug 2015

    Denver, CO - The Occupational Safety and Health Program (OSH) has uncovered asbestos contained within a fireproofing spray in a Denver VA Medical Center building’s stairwell and overhead spaces. According to spokesman Daniel W. Warvi of the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, testing by an industrial hygienist verified the hazardous material after construction crews were checking the roof for leaks. ...

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  • CTI Publish Research Results to IMO Meeting

    18 Mar 2015

    Recently CTI has helped to submit to International Maritime Organization during Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting, two technical research proposals regarding total prohibition of asbestos in maritime industry ...

  • CTI CONDUCT ASBESTOS TRAINING FOR ABS CHINA

    13 Mar 2015

    The training will be organized for ABS surveyors from other areas throughout 2015, to provide competence transfer program according to IMO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1374. CTI (Certre Testing International), is the leading internationally maritime asbestos inspection and consultancy company providing service from UK, Singapore, Shanghai and Seattle. ...

  • In service ACM removal and air monitoring

    20 Feb 2015

    There were 4 rolls of gasket sheets onboard detected as Asbestos Containing Material (ACM), located in ER workshop. Proper removal is required by regulations to protect the working crew onboard from being exposed to airborne asbestos fibers. The removal area needs to be checked and verified as Asbestos Free by the competent personnel before any reoccupation must ensure that that person is accredited by an appropriate body as competent to perform work in compliance with the paragraphs of ISO 17020 and ISO 17025 ...

  • 85% of new ships still contain asbestos

    20 Feb 2015

    Shipboard safety is one thing, but the design and construction of ships has an inpact on shipyard safety, particularly when ships containing potentially hazardous materials need repair, according to John Chillingworth, senior vice president of CTI Marine. ...

  • CTI held a seminar at DNV’s Shanghai’s headquarters for 20 senior new build field surveyors

    20 Feb 2015

    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. ...

  • CTI Approved By CCS as The IHM Investigation Body

    20 Feb 2015

    Centre Testing International (CTI)has been approved by China Classification Society(CCS) to perform hazardous materials (HazMat) analysis in relation to IHM service recently, It means CTI became an Expert parties engaged in Visual and sampling checks for preparation of IHM approved by CCS. Items of Approved including: Visual and Sampling Checks of Hazardous Materials on Board (Including Hazardous Materials listed in Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 to Hong Kong International Convertion for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of SHIPS,2009 ...

  • NETHERLANDS M NOTICE AND QUALIFICATION

    20 Feb 2015

    “We have included CTI technical approach into our Instruction of Ban of Asbestos to Ship owners, Shipbuilders and RO’s.”———Hans Bogaerts, Chief inspector, Port State Control, Netherlands Flag State ...

  • CTI is approved by Australian Marine Safety Authority

    20 Feb 2015

    Centre Testing International CTI, as a pioneer and leader in the third-party testing and inspection service company, is proud to announce that CTI is the only non-Australian company, officially accepted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority AMSA for the inspection, testing and reporting on the presence of Asbestos on Australian flagged ships. ...

  • HONG KONG INSTITUE OF SEATRANSPORT PUBLISHED CTI MARINE ASBESTOS JOURNAL

    20 Feb 2015

    The Hong Kong Institute of Seatransport has published the ship asbestos survey result and recommendation proposed by CTI marine service in its latest journal- SEAVIEW. As the academic organization uniting various professionals in the field of sea transport, the institute is noticing that asbestos is still being used onboard the new building ships despite the SOLAS restriction. ...

  • CTI EXPANDSON SINGAPORE WITH HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SURVEY AND AUDIT SERVICE

    20 Feb 2015

    In January 2014, CTI announced they now offer service providing Hazardous Materials surveys, Asbestos surveys and lab analysis for the marine industry with their new partnerPOLY NDT Pte Ltd. in Singapore. POLY NDT Pte Ltd was established in 1975 to provide independent third party, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) services to the marine industry. POLY is the only maritime NDT company approved to carry out ultrasonic ship hull inspection and other NDT services for all the classification societiesincluding Lloyds, ABS, NK, BV, DNV, GL, BKI, RINA, IRS & KR. ...

  • Australia - Asbestos Regulations

    20 Feb 2015

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has recently published a Marine Notice highlighting the legislation in place in Australia relating to the import of asbestos into the country by ship. ...

  • Australian Customs accepts asbestos inspection and testing results from CTI

    20 Feb 2015

    Asbestos is prohibited as listed in the AustralianCustoms (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 and Customs does insist upon asbestos inspections and testing being carried out by organisations recognised by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) prior to the goods arriving to our shores. Australian Customs and Border Protection service, state that CTI 's asbestos inspection accreditation by UKAS is mutually recognized by NATA and is acceptable to Australian Customs and therefore AMSA. ...

  • International ships will be faced with severe risk from targeted asbestos inspection of port

    20 Feb 2015

    From 1 January 2011, new installation of materials that contain asbestos shall, under SOLAS convention 2009 amendment issued by IMO, be prohibited.This provision applies to all operating and new building ships which within the applicable scope of SOLAS convention. ...

  • Green ship recycling? CTI helps!

    20 Feb 2015

    From the International Maritime Organization (IMO) side, as the “Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships” was adopted in May 2009, a series of new requirements focusing on Occupational Health and Safe and Environment of recycling industry had been introduced. In terms of European Union, the “Ship Recycling Regulation” is in the process of ratification. Meanwhile, it is noteworthy that China published “Green Ship Recycling General Regulation” in 2005 to define the requirements on environment, health and safety. Accordingly, ship dismantling in China should take all relative regulations into consideration. ...