Archive for the ‘Oil Spill’ Category

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
15-Feb-2017 GROWING NUMBER OF VESSELS RECEIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DISCOUNT Gothenburg, Sweden Growing number of vessels receive environmental discount Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden Last year, one in three ships at the Port of Gothenburg received an environmental...
February 15th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IMO Secretary-General visits Antarctica

IMO Secretary-General visits Antarctica
from the Secretary-General’s visit in Antarctica 14/02/2017  IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim experienced polar conditions at first hand during a recent visit to Antarctica (8-12 February). Shipping in waters surrounding the two poles has increased in recent years. IMO’s Polar Code entered...
February 14th, 2017 | Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Events, IMO, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, People and Places, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  18-Jan-2017 STOWAWAYS & ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ON BOARD BARGES Singapore POLLUTION IN IZMIT BAY Izmit Bay, Turkey Stowaways & illegal immigrants on board barges Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Singapore The Singapore Police Coast Guard has issued an advisory to masters and...
January 18th, 2017 | Environment, Immigration, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  17-Jan-2017 VESSELS AT ANCHOR IN PORT Singapore REDUCTION OF BOOKING SLOTS TO REDUCE BACKLOG Panama Canal, Panama TRAFFIC PARTIALLY RESUMED AFTER FUEL OIL SPILLAGE Izmit Bay, Turkey Vessels at anchor in port Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Singapore Pursuant to Regulation 9 of...
January 17th, 2017 | Canals, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Successful cooperation for safe sea transport of oil told in new exhibition

Successful cooperation for safe sea transport of oil told in new exhibition
… The 50 years since the grounding of the tanker Torrey Canyon in 1967 have seen dramatic and sustained reduction in major oil spills from ships, thanks to cooperation between Governments and industry.  The story of how that incident served as a catalyst for positive change is told in a new...
January 17th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Sea Trophy, a more than an interesting concept!

Sea Trophy, a more than an interesting concept!
There is a World to win…! Viewers can read the latest from Van Heck Engineering and be kept updated on their Sea Trophy, green and easy oil recovery. Attached is the respective brochure* showing the specifications and applications of the Sea Trophy. The company’s technical knowhow is bundled...
December 13th, 2016 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Technical, Technology | Read More

ICS applauds IMO road map for CO2 reduction by International Shipping

ICS applauds IMO road map for CO2 reduction by International Shipping
Peter Hinchliffe The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has applauded the agreement, last Friday, by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to develop a comprehensive Road Map for addressing CO2 emissions from international shipping – with initial CO2 reduction commitments to be...
October 31st, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

MEPC 70: IMO Moves Towards Arctic Phase Out of World’s Dirtiest Fuel

MEPC 70: IMO Moves Towards Arctic Phase Out of World’s Dirtiest Fuel
London, October 28 2016: As the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC70) meeting came to a close today [1], the Clean Arctic Alliance welcomed the progress made by member countries towards a phase out of the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by vessels operating...
October 28th, 2016 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement

IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement
The decision to implement a global sulphur cap of 0.50% m/m (mass/mass) in 2020 was taken by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the regulatory authority for international shipping, during its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), meeting for its 70th session in London. In a landmark...
October 28th, 2016 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

40 years protecting the Mediterranean

40 years protecting the Mediterranean
IMO joined celebrations marking four decades of cooperation in the Mediterranean to prevent and combat marine pollution from ships under the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC). Speaking at the REMPEC 40th Anniversary Conference during the Malta Maritime...
October 5th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  29-Jul-2016 OIL SPILL AT DOCK Houston/Galveston, USA LOCKS LANE OUTAGES Panama Canal, Panama Oil spill at dock Friday, July 29, 2016, Houston/Galveston, USA VTS Houston/Galveston temporarily suspended vessel movements within Jacinto Port Slip, including Houston Fuel and Oil...
July 29th, 2016 | Environment, Inland Waterways, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ECOSLOPS to meet regenerated slops production targets from Port of Sinès refinery

ECOSLOPS to meet regenerated slops production targets from Port of Sinès refinery
H1 2016 operational report shows target of 30, 000 tons per annum will be delivered by year-end 2017, as production is ramped up in line with expectations.  Company also signs first medium term financing of €1 million with Portuguese bank. PARIS,  July 4, 2016 – ECOSLOPS (ISIN: FR0011490648; Ticker:...
July 4th, 2016 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Ship Salvage Conference 2016, London

Ship Salvage Conference 2016, London
IMarEST Ship Salvage Conference  29 June 2016, Cavendish Conference Centre, London We are pleased to announce Simon Rickaby, Past President of IMarEST will be chairing this special one-day conference. The early bird discount has been extended until 3rd June 2016.This conference will deliver: Session...
May 31st, 2016 | Associations, Environment, IMarEST, Marine Insurance, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

This summer, let’s leave only our footprint on the sand!

This summer, let’s leave only our footprint on the sand!
Every summer for the past 34 years, the distinct messages of HELMEPA’s Seagull remind us all of the need to keep our seas and beaches clean. However, data from the annual voluntary beach cleanups that HELMEPA coordinates with the participation of children and adults, Members and cooperating entities...
May 26th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Climate, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Port Reception Facilities directive: a review could clarify certain provisions, but…

Port Reception Facilities directive: a review could clarify certain provisions, but…
Isabelle Ryckbost Port Reception Facilities directive: a review could clarify certain provisions, but should not change the basic principles 25 May 2016 Today, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has presented its position paper on the revision of the port reception facilities (PRF) directive...
May 25th, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, European Union, News, Oil Spill, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory | Read More

ICS strongly criticises “Prestige” judgement by Spanish Supreme Coury

ICS strongly criticises “Prestige” judgement by Spanish Supreme Coury
At a meeting of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPCF) this week, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has strongly criticised the judgement of the Spanish Supreme Court in the ‘Prestige’ Case.  This judgement (in January 2016, but discussed by the IOPC Funds this week)...
April 29th, 2016 | Associations, Disputes, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, International Chamber of Shipping, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Weather | Read More

IMO: outcome of MEPC 69

IMO: outcome of MEPC 69
Mandatory system for collecting ships’ fuel consumption data approved The MEPC approved mandatory requirements for ships to record and report data on their fuel consumption together with additional data on proxies for the “transport work” undertaken by the ship. The mandatory data collection system...
April 26th, 2016 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

IMO takes further action on climate change

IMO takes further action on climate change
​The mandatory data collection system is intended to be the first in a three-step process in which analysis of the data collected would provide the basis for an objective, transparent and inclusive policy debate in the MEPC. Organization agrees mandatory system for collecting ships’ fuel consumption...
April 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

DNV GL helps industry get ahead in offshore leak detection

DNV GL helps industry get ahead in offshore leak detection
  Jock Brown   What lies beneath: DNV GL helps industry get ahead in offshore leak detection Major oil spills can destroy lives, damage the environment and reduce public tolerance of hydrocarbon leaks even further.  The difference between a major environmental incident and a less damaging...
April 11th, 2016 | Classification Societies, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Spill, Pollution, Underwater Shipping | Read More

2016 GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

2016 GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards
A full house at the Evgenidion Foundation’s auditorium The 2016 GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards ,  a PRO BONO event, successfully concluded on Wednesday 6th  of April 2016 in Eugenides Foundation Athens attracting 950 delegates from 20 countries representing a total of 400 organizations. Six...
April 7th, 2016 | Associations, Awards, Bunkering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Spill, Pollution, Shipmanagement, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
    LETTER OF GUARANTEE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES Turkey   Letter of Guarantee for environmental issues Wednesday, March 23, 2016, Turkey The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, General Directorate of Environmental Impact Assessment Permit and Audit,...
March 23rd, 2016 | Canals, Emissions, Environment, Inland Waterways, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Experience innovation with FUGRO at OI 2016

Experience innovation with FUGRO at OI 2016
Fugro’s new ‘virtual surveyor’ service – OARS® – eliminates the requirement for a surveyor to be present onboard vessels operating offshore Leidschendam, the Netherlands,  2nd March 2016 EXPERIENCE INNOVATION WITH FUGRO AT OCEANOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 2016 Fugro will utilise its exhibition...
March 2nd, 2016 | Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Underwater Shipping | Read More

OI 2016 two weeks to go: the facts and figures

OI 2016 two weeks to go: the facts and figures
OI 2014 view across Kongsberg stand. Photo by Trevor Smeaton  Oceanology International (OI2016), the world’s largest marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference opens in two weeks’ time at ExCeL London (15-17 March). Online registration is open at www.oceanologyinternational.com–...
March 1st, 2016 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

IMO: Sub-committee on PPR, 3rd session 15-19 Feb 2016

IMO: Sub-committee on PPR, 3rd session 15-19 Feb 2016
Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR), 3rd session, 15-19 February 2016 Draft bunker delivery note amendments agreed to address fuel supplied to ships with scrubbers Draft amendments to the MARPOL Annex VI bunker delivery note relating to the supply of marine fuel oil to ships which...
February 25th, 2016 | Associations, Bunkering, Environment, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More

Tsavliris Brothers receive most prestigious award

Tsavliris Brothers receive most prestigious award
l to r: Olga Bornozis, Nicolas Tsavliris, George Tsavliris, Andreas Tsavliris, Nicky Pappadakis and Nicolas Bornozis The “2016 Capital Link Greek Shipping Leadership Award” was awarded to the three Tsavliris Brothers of Tsavliris Salvage Group, in recognition of their unique and extensive contribution...
February 19th, 2016 | Awards, Charity, Communication, Company Profiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Emissions, Environment, Events, Groundings, Health and Safety, HR, Logistics, Maritime Accidents, Oceanology, Oil Spill, People and Places, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Story of the Month | Read More