Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2022

3 8 MARKETWATCH Marelco advises shipowners to invest in anticorrosion solutions Marelco is encouraging cruise ship operators to invest in antifouling and anticorrosion solutions to ensure they can comply with the International Maritime Organization’s Energy Efficiency Ship Index and Carbon Intensity Indicator, which will enter force on 1 January 2023. The solutions provider recommends that operators implement an impressed current cathodic protection system for the exterior hull and the use of a marine growth protection system for their internal seawater systems to help decarbonise their fleets. British aluminium shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co. is to merge with multinational shipbuilder OCEA to create a combined group for fast ferry and offshore renewable energy opportunities. The deal is scheduled to be completed in March and will see Wight Shipyard Co. nearly double in size, with the group sharing resources and operations in the East Cowes yard on the Isle of Wight. “This is a transformational deal for Wight Shipyard Co. and for the Isle of Wight, confirming the resurgence of the shipbuilding industry in the United Kingdom,” said Peter Morton, CEO of Wight Shipyard Co. “We have been working with OCEA on a number of projects and it was very clear from the outset that we complemented each other in terms of skills and experience and, going forward through the business cycle, both companies can benefit from the synergies and opportunities that this deal presents.” Aluminium shipbuilders Wight Shipyard Co. and OCEA to merge The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Resolution A.1116 (30) – Escape Route Signs and Equipment Location Markings has been in force for over three years. The resolution introduced graphical changes to shipboard safety signs to improve safety communication to crew and passengers. These new signs have been available in the Everlux catalogue and on its website since ISO 24409 was published. To support the industry, Everlux provides a file with the AutoCAD blocks, showing the symbols that are compliant with the new IMO resolution. This file is available free of charge and is particularly useful for shipyards and naval architects involved in the development of fire and safety control plans. Everlux helps shipowners improve safety signage