Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Maersk Supply Service to support removal of plastic pollution in oceans

Maersk Supply Service to support removal of plastic pollution in oceans
Maersk Supply Service will in the coming months provide marine support to The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit that is developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans from plastic, and install their first cleanup system in the North Pacific. This moment will mark the start of the World’s first...
August 16th, 2018 | Environment, Pollution | Read More

Silvestream retrofits air lubrication system on Diamond Princess from Carnival Corporation’s Princess Cruises

Silvestream retrofits air lubrication system on Diamond Princess from Carnival Corporation’s  Princess Cruises
Diamond Princess Installation of the Silverstream® System on the Diamond Princess exceeds expectations in delivering fuel cost and emissions reductions Silverstream Technologies today announced that Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise vacation company, has successfully...
August 13th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology | Read More

Coldharbour opens Singapore office, plans expansion in Asia

Coldharbour opens Singapore office, plans expansion in Asia
Captain Mohit Batra UK-based Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) based on unique inert gas technology, has opened a new office in Singapore and appointed Capt Mohit Batra, a master mariner with an MBA from Oxford University, to lead its planned expansion into...
August 13th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution | Read More

Another wildfire in Greece

Another wildfire in Greece
A …deformed sun set given the effect of the wildfires… Following the wildfires nearly three weeks ago  (23/7) in Greece’s Attica region– Mati, Kineta, Rafina, Kato Voutzas and Little Red Port which claimed the lives of 94 people, many injured and still a dozen missing, another major...
August 12th, 2018 | Breaking News, Environment | Read More

Flanders Environment Agency purchase a number of CTG ALGAE-Wader Pro systems to assess algae levels in Belgium

Flanders Environment Agency purchase a number of CTG ALGAE-Wader Pro systems to assess algae levels in Belgium
Algae monitoring. CTG ALGAE-Wader Pro systems for Flanders The Flanders Environment Agency (VMM) has taken delivery of a number of CTG ALGAE-Wader Pro systems to assist in their work in assessing Algae levels within the water environments within Belgium.  CTG’s representatives within the Benelux...
August 10th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Thordon Bearings and Heddle Marine team up to convert ships to pollution free propeller shaft lines

Thordon Bearings and Heddle Marine team up to convert ships to pollution free propeller shaft lines
Shaun Padulo and Terry McGowan – signing agreement Thordon Bearings Inc. and Heddle Marine Service Inc. have today signed a cooperative agreement under which the Canada-based ship repair company will work together with Thordon Bearings Inc. to promote the conversion of ships’ oil lubricated propeller...
August 8th, 2018 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Envirocleanse enters USCG Approval Process

Envirocleanse enters USCG Approval Process
Matt Hughes Envirocleanse LLC inTankTM Ballast Water Treatment System Submits Application to US Coast Guard for Type Approval Certificate Houston, TX (USA) – Envirocleanse LLC, division of Charter Brokerage LLC, a BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY company, announces submission of an application to the US Coast...
August 6th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

FUGRO conducts marine Lidar Bathymeter survey for New South Wales office of Environment and Heritage

FUGRO conducts marine Lidar Bathymeter survey for New South Wales office of Environment and Heritage
Fugro has won a contract to collect seafloor data for the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), on behalf of the New South Wales Government, Australia. The project will deliver data as part of OEH’s Seabed NSW programme, announced earlier this year, and involves the collection of high resolution, seamless...
August 3rd, 2018 | Environment | Read More

Fuel contamination – a get me home solution?

Fuel contamination – a get me home solution?
An example of a damaged plunger Contaminated fuel now also found in the world’s largest ship refuelling hub, Singapore, in addition to the Americas, has resulted in engine failures and mechanical damage according to a recent report from a Singapore-based marine fuel surveyor. Given certain parameters,...
August 2nd, 2018 | Bunkering, Corruption, Environment, Technical, Technology | Read More

Be a game changer in the world’s largest aquaculture sector & more

Be a game changer in the world’s largest aquaculture sector & more
Call for papers for Oceanology International China ending soon Come and join Oceanology International China conference line up and showcase your experience with equipment and services, monitoring technology, and share emerging solutions for China’s developing marine aquaculture sector. Other...
August 2nd, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oceanology | Read More

The 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta came to a close

The 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta came to a close
George Gratsos receiving the commemorative plaque from HORC’s president  Ioannis Marangoudakis The 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta, which was organised by the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club – HORC and this year was dedicated to the protection of the seas in cooperation with HELMEPA, came to a close...
August 1st, 2018 | Awards, Environment, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI
Richard Schiferli The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI. The main objectives of this CIC are to: establish the level of compliance with the requirements...
August 1st, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security | Read More

Winners of “Better Shipping for a Better Future” art contest announced

Winners of “Better Shipping for a Better Future” art contest announced
Artwork: Grand Prize Grade 6-12, Clean Ships, Clean Earth Karolina K. – Grade 12, Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Highlands, New Jersey, United States WESTON, CT—July 31, 2018  Two grand prize winners and 10 finalists have been selected from over 500 entries in the 2018 Better Shipping...
August 1st, 2018 | Art and auctions, Associations, Awards, Environment, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Call for entry of 5th Bluegrowth Competition is now open! Until October

Call for entry of 5th Bluegrowth Competition is now open! Until October
The Bluegrowth aims to inspire and support startups with innovative ideas relating to the blue economy, including shipping, tourism, fisheries, and the marine ecosystem. The process is carried out through the big competition Bluegrowth, that was organized for the 4th year in a row, in which take part...
July 30th, 2018 | Energy, Environment, Maritime Tourism, Tourism | Read More

Last port of call of the Aegean Sailing Regatta

Last port of call of the Aegean Sailing Regatta
HORC’s HQ’s The island of Paros was the last port of call of the contesting sailing boats in the 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta, to which HORC (Hellenic Offshore Racing Club) and HELMEPA had given the motto “To Save the Seas”. Motivated by this motto, the crews of both the boats...
July 30th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Professional Divers help build a Bridge in the Port of Hamburg

Professional Divers help build a Bridge in the Port of Hamburg
.. Professional Divers at the Bottom of the Elbe River The construction of the new Kattwyk railway bridge has entered a new phase. The pillars are being constructed in the Elbe riverbed. To enable that the riverbed is being scooped out. Professional divers are working at the bottom of the Elbe in a diving...
July 30th, 2018 | Construction, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News  from GAC
28-Jul-2018 VESSEL CHECKLIST FOR TURKISH STRAITS PASSAGE Turkish Straits, Turkey OIL SPILL OFF PENANG ISLAND Penang, Malaysia WORLD HOLIDAYS: 29 JULY-11 AUGUST 2018 Worldwide Vessel checklist for Turkish Straits passage Friday, July 27, 2018, Turkish Straits, Turkey From 1 August, all vessels transiting...
July 28th, 2018 | Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

FUGRO wins best practices award for Red Sea Hydrographic Survey

FUGRO wins best practices award for Red Sea Hydrographic Survey
Fugro used three aircraft over around 650 days to acquire high res ALB data over 20,451km² of the Red Sea Fugro has been presented with the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) LCDR Peter Johnson Best Practices Award 2018, for its successful completion of a large,...
July 26th, 2018 | Awards, Events, Oceanology | Read More

HELMEPA and the Aegean Sailing Regatta at the island of Lipsi

HELMEPA and the Aegean Sailing Regatta at the island of Lipsi
All participants in a photo call… The informative and awareness-raising activities are continuing with HELMEPA’s support in the framework of the 55th Aegean Sailing Regatta, which the organizer, Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC), has dedicated this year to the protection of the seas. On...
July 26th, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Pollution | Read More

NAMEPA Annual Awards Nominations Open

NAMEPA Annual Awards Nominations Open
Scorpio Group receives 2017 NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Award (l to r: USCG RADM John Nadeau, Scorpio’s President Robert Bugbee, NAMEPA Chairman Joe Hughes, NAMEPA Co-Founder and Executive Director, Carleen Lyden Walker) NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Awards Nominations Open NAMEPA (North...
July 23rd, 2018 | Associations, Awards, Environment, Events, News | Read More

Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems successfully tested for global compliance

Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems successfully tested for global compliance
Aquarius UV BWMS Wärtsilä Corporation,  20 July 2018 at 10 am EEST – The technology group Wärtsilä announces that its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has successfully completed all testing procedures required for United States Coastguard (USCG) type approval compliance....
July 20th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Pollution, Technical, Technology | Read More

Radical overhaul of construction sector needed or will struggle to meet housing and infrastructure needs

Radical overhaul of construction sector needed or will struggle to meet  housing and infrastructure needs
… The construction sector as it currently operates cannot meet the UK’s need for housing and may struggle to meet the need for infrastructure. Given that the UK already lags behind other countries in construction productivity, and is facing a labour shortage, the Government and the construction...
July 19th, 2018 | Construction, Politics and Government | Read More

ICS Encouraged by IMO Progress on 2020 Global Sulphur Cap Implementation Issues

ICS Encouraged by IMO Progress on 2020 Global Sulphur Cap Implementation Issues
Peter Hinchliffe In a statement today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says it is encouraged by efforts made by IMO Member States to resolve some pressing practical challenges ahead of the global implementation of the 0.5% sulphur in fuel cap on 1 January 2020. Speaking after an important...
July 17th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Pollution | Read More

The Power of the Public

The Power of the Public
Plastic Straws:  An Environmental Problem Gaining Importance to the Public- and the Marine Industry Every day, Americans use 500,000,000 plastic straws. Arranging these straws end-to-end would create a line of plastic over 62,000 miles long, enough to circle the Earth 2.5 times per day. Single-use plastic...
July 13th, 2018 | Associations, Environment, News, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Greek Shipowners applaud IMO decision to consider safety implications associated with the 2020 marine fuels and their respective challenges

Greek Shipowners applaud IMO decision to consider safety implications associated with the 2020 marine fuels and their respective challenges
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners The Union of Greek Shipowners warmly welcomes the decision by the recent IMO Intersessional Working Group (London, July 9-13, 2018) to take into account several valid safety concerns linked to the transition to new low-sulphur fuels, especially...
July 13th, 2018 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, News | Read More