‘Ovarian cancer bus’ revealed

first_imgA bus highlighting the symptoms of ovarian cancer has been launched by Lothian Buses, following campaigning by Lothian engineering worker Colin Barclay – who lost his wife Jill to ovarian cancer.He was voted Lothian’s Unsung Hero at the company’s People Awards, and part of his award was to receive his very own bus to help his campaign to raise awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms.The operator launched the “ovarian cancer bus” in partnership with the charity, Target Ovarian Cancer.last_img

ClassNK to Look Into 20,000 TEU Boxship Steel Safety

first_imgJapan’s classification society ClassNK is launching a joint research project to develop technical standards in order to clarify the brittle crack arrest parameter for steel plates exceeding 80mm in thickness, expected to be used on 20,000 TEU container ships.The project will be carried out as part of the ClassNK Joint R&D for Industry Program in collaboration with the Japanese Welding Engineering Society (JWES), steel manufacturers, shipbuilders, and neutral research institutes, and is scheduled to be completed in mid-2016.The preventative measures for brittle fracture are important with thicker steel especially in areas where higher stress occurs such as the upper deck and hatch side coaming of the cargo holds.Through this joint research, ClassNK aims to establish clearer evaluation methods to form the proposal for unified IACS requirements for brittle crack arrest steel exceeding 80mm for the benefit of the entire maritime industry.last_img read more