Archive for the ‘Oil Spill’ Category

American Club Loss Prevention: New E-Learning tool- ship-to-ship transfer

American Club Loss Prevention: New E-Learning tool- ship-to-ship transfer
Joe Hughes Following for the American Club members: Your Managers are pleased to announce the release of the American Club’s latest e-learning module, Ship-to-Ship Transfer. Ship-to-ship (STS) cargo transfer operations are significantly more complex than those involving a single vessel discharge...
September 11th, 2018 | Environment, IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

NAMEPA welcomes its newest Corporate Member – Fairfield Chemical Carriers and announces their participation as an Annual Sponsor

NAMEPA welcomes its newest Corporate Member – Fairfield Chemical Carriers  and announces their participation as an Annual Sponsor
NAMEPA welcomes its newest Corporate Member – Fairfield Chemical Carriers   Carleen Lyden Walker and announces their participation as an Annual Sponsor September 12, 2018 – Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association...
September 10th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

03-Sep-2018 TUGBOAT ENGINE FAILURE AT BOSPHORUS STRAIT Bosphorus Strait, Turkey FUEL OIL LEAKAGE AT ALIAGA NEMRUT BAY Aliaga Nemrut Bay, Turkey CHANGES IN TAMAN PORT TARIFFS Taman, Russia Τugboat engine failure at Bosphorus Strait Monday, September 3, 2018, Bosphorus Strait, Turkey A small tugboat,...
September 3rd, 2018 | Canals, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | 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

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

Environmental Ship Index further expands its user base to 7000 vessels with plan for major upgrade

Environmental Ship Index further expands its user base to 7000 vessels with plan for major upgrade
The Environment Ship Index Working Group, meeting in Marseilles last month With a user base now approaching the 7,000 vessel mark and recognised by over 50 ports worldwide, the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) is rapidly becoming the standard tool used by the world’s ports to reward and incentivise...
July 10th, 2018 | Emissions, Energy, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port Reception Facilities: ESPO welcomes draft report but calls for stricter application of the ‘polluter pays’ principle

Port Reception Facilities: ESPO welcomes draft report but calls for stricter application of the ‘polluter pays’ principle
Isabelle Ryckbost 09 July 2018 The European Sea ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the proposals put forward by the European Parliament Rapporteur Ms Gesine Meissner in the draft report of the Transport Committee on the review of the Waste Reception Facilities Directive (Com (2018) 33).  The Draft...
July 9th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HELMEPA at the URBAN WASTE project activities in Kavala

HELMEPA at the URBAN WASTE project activities in Kavala
From the conference At the invitation of the Waste Management Authority of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, HELMEPA participated on June 28, in an international meeting in Kavala on waste management, in the framework of the European project URBAN WASTE. The project has received funding from the European...
July 2nd, 2018 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Britain ready to lead the world on G7 Healthy Oceans commitments

Britain ready to lead the world on G7 Healthy Oceans commitments
UK Hydrographic Office headquarters in Taunton Britain ready to lead the world on G7 Healthy Oceans commitments This month the G7 signed a commitment to healthy oceans and ocean science Seven commitments are outlined in the Charlevoix Blueprint for Healthy Oceans, Seas and Resilient Coastal Communities Britain’s...
June 28th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Posidonia 2018: Prof. Mavrakos live on HCMR

Posidonia 2018: Prof. Mavrakos live on HCMR
Prof. Dr. -Ing. Spyridon A. Mavrakos What a nice encounter we had earlier on today at the stand of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research  – HCMR this last day of Posidonia, thanks to Extrovert Communications initiation. You all know that we are staunch supporters and attend for many years now...
June 8th, 2018 | Environment, Interviews, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

World Oceans Day 2018: Drones are transforming our interaction with the oceans

World Oceans Day 2018: Drones are transforming our interaction with the oceans
.. [London: 5 June 2018] For millennia human interaction with the world’s oceans has been one of great contrast. On the one hand, this relationship has been built on reliance, with great dependence placed on these waters for food and commerce. On the other, interaction has been defined by mystery and...
June 5th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Aviation, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Fisheries, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Byron Vassiliades live on Antipollution’s growth and success

Byron Vassiliades live on Antipollution’s growth and success
Byron Vassiliades – picture credits: Anny Zade Following last year’s interview with Antipollution’s head Byron Vassilades and given whatever has happened ever since in the field of maritime accidents and the environmental sector mainly in Greece, we are honoured to have him live on the occasion...
June 1st, 2018 | Environment, Groundings, Health and Safety, Interviews, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Keep Oceans Free of Plastics

Keep Oceans Free of Plastics
This year, on every occasion the international community places an emphasis on plastic pollution and its detrimental impact on the terrestrial, marine and coastal environment. The themes of both the Earth Day, which was recently celebrated and the World Oceans Day that is fast approaching are centered...
May 10th, 2018 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

ESPO publishes its position paper on the Port Reception Facilities for ship waste

ESPO publishes its position paper on the Port Reception Facilities for ship waste
Isabelle Ryckbost 09 May 2018 – For European ports, ship waste has been one of the main environmental priorities, as indicated in the ESPO 2017 Sustainability Report. In its position paper on the revision of the Port Reception Facilities Directive, ESPO welcomes the Commission proposal and its...
May 9th, 2018 | Emissions, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The actions of the “Let’s Cleanup Europe” campaign kicked off

The actions of the “Let’s Cleanup Europe” campaign kicked off
Porto Lagos, Xanthi The enthusiasm of younger and older volunteers characterized the opening, on Friday 4 May 2018, of the “Let’s Cleanup Europe” campaign, which is coordinated by the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association – HELMEPA for the 5th consecutive year in our country...
May 8th, 2018 | Charity, Climate, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Initial GHG strategy for international shipping set for adoption

Initial GHG strategy for international shipping set for adoption
The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) is now under way at IMO Headquarters in London (9-13 April). The adoption of an initial strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships is one of the key items on the agenda.  http://www.imo.org/en/Mediacentre/WhatsNew/Pages/default.aspx ...
April 9th, 2018 | EEZ, Environment, Oil Spill | Read More

ITOPF Handbook 2018/19

ITOPF Handbook 2018/19
ITOPF has just published its new Handbook for 2018/19. This contains a wealth of valuable information and guidance for those likely to be involved in spills of oil and chemicals from ships. Updated annually, it features information on ITOPF’s technical and information services, oil spill statistics,...
March 27th, 2018 | Books, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Ardent, Vernicos and EPE combine forces.

Ardent, Vernicos and EPE combine forces.
… ARDENT, VERNICOS and EPE combine forces to provide emergency response services in the eastern Mediterranean PIRAEUS, (20TH MARCH 2018) – GLOBAL MARITIME SERVICES PROVIDER, ARDENT, VERNICOS TUGS AND SALVAGE, A GREEK-BASED TUG & SALVAGE SERVICE PROVIDER AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENGINEERING...
March 23rd, 2018 | Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

ITOPF R&D Award 2018 goes to ExpOS’D

ITOPF R&D Award 2018 goes to ExpOS’D
ITOPF’s Managing Director, Dr. Karen Purnell We are pleased to announce that the beneficiary of the 7th annual ITOPF R&D Award is ExpOS’D (Experimental Oil Spill Data-sharing), a research project led by the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), in partnership with the...
March 22nd, 2018 | Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

The best bits of Oi18

The best bits of Oi18
As Oi18 draws to a close, we would like to thank you for joining us at what has been a fantastic event. We hope you’ve had a successful few days. With over 450 exhibitors having the opportunity to meet with thousands of quality visitors from around the globe, we are proud to have provided the industry...
March 15th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Climate, Construction, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

Day 2 highlights at Oi18

Day 2 highlights at Oi18
Oi18 has had another successful day and we hope you’ve had the chance to explore everything that’s been on offer in the Exhibition and Conference. Don’t worry if you missed anything, we’ve captured the best bits in our day 2 highlights video so you can take a look back at what...
March 14th, 2018 | Associations, Communication, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

BDI falls@1,179 with geopolitics in total disarray…

BDI falls@1,179 with geopolitics in total disarray…
John Faraclas Not good news yet from the Baltic as the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 13 points; Geopolitics in disarray. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: Let us hope the Dry and Wet Markets remain same they are today; a fall below the 2,000-point mark will send shocking waves of an unprecedented tsunami....
March 13th, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Markets, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tourism, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Spillcon 2019

Spillcon 2019
The Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP) and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) invite exhibitors to attend the International Oil Spill Conference for the Asia-Pacific region – Spillcon 2019 – Global, Regional, Local. While proudly organised by Australia ’s key government...
March 13th, 2018 | Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

New Naval Ltd: Protection of Marine Environment is of paramount importance…

New Naval Ltd: Protection of Marine Environment is of paramount importance…
Protection of Marine Environment is of paramount importance to us! We at New Naval Ltd., the leading Greek manufacturer of Oil Spill Response and Marine Environment Protection Equipment, have achieved a 40 year path of evolution in development of Oil Spill Response Solutions and manufacturing of tailor...
March 13th, 2018 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Opening day highlights at Oi18

Opening day highlights at Oi18
.. Oceanology International 2018 officially opened its doors today, and what an incredible show it’s been so far! Take a look back at what happened today in our Day 1 highlights video, and keep an eye out for the hashtags #Oi18 and #OiJourney to stay up to date with everyone’s Oi18experiences...
March 13th, 2018 | Associations, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More