Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Research comes home to roost: six years later, Revelle returns

After a six-year voyage on the high seas, braving crashing waves and typhoon-force winds around the world in the name of science, research vessel (R/V) Roger Revelle is coming home to San Diego today*.  Revelle, owned by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and operated by the Scripps Institution of...
November 23rd, 2012 | Oceanology | Read More

Governmental intervention with… clienteles’ objectives is what destroys Greece et al

Governmental intervention with… clienteles’ objectives is what destroys Greece et al
John Faraclas’ latest live telconv interview on the 16th of November  2012 to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV dealt with: The Markets and the continuation of the downward  trend yet again! His insistence on who firstly predicted the state of the markets long before the other brokers, particularly in Greece The...
November 19th, 2012 | Environment, European Union, News, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipping Indices, Taxation | Read More

Environmental salvage – Think out of the box!

Environmental salvage – Think out of the box!
  George A. Tsavliris George Tsavliris replies to salvage issues at the most appropriate time, on matters which are of paramount importance, come as headlines and few can understand –needless to say that some are still unresolved: 1.      What were the major improvements in the Titanic Centenary,...
November 15th, 2012 | Environment, News, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

News from DNV’s Technical eNewsletter 12 Nov 2012

Latest IMO developments – MEPC 64 highlights The 64th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) was held at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters in London in October 2012. This newsletter covers selected highlights. HARMFUL AQUATIC ORGANISMS IN BALLAST WATER Despite...
November 15th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, IMO | Read More

Platform News – Joint position paper on ship recycling by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform and Greenpeace EU

14 November 2012 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform and Greenpeace EU, both based in Brussels, published yesterday a joint position paper on ship recycling called “A principled and practical solution for ship recycling: NGO Shipbreaking Platform and Greenpeace Position on the European Commission...
November 14th, 2012 | Environment, Ship Demolitions | Read More

HELMΕPA’s 2012 marine litter campaign reaches its completion

HELMΕPA’s 2012 marine litter campaign reaches its completion
Greek cleanup sites Three thousand three hundred and five (3, 305) volunteers from one hundred and fourteen (114) cooperating stakeholders from all over Greece participated in this study on marine litter. In total, they cleaned 508km of coastline across seventy five (75) different areas of the country,...
November 9th, 2012 | Associations, Environment, News | Read More

How the Earth’s oceans plunged the planet into a catastrophic big freeze

How the Earth’s oceans plunged the planet into a catastrophic big freeze
A new model of flood waters from the melting Laurentide Ice Sheet shows how water first flowed north-west into the Arctic, weakening deep ocean circulation and leading to the Earth’s last major cold period The incredible image that reveals how the Earth’s oceans plunged the planet into a...
November 9th, 2012 | Oceanology, Underwater Shipping, What Others Say | Read More

Martek Marine wins >$1M in Korean orders for emissions monitoring system

UK maritime equipment manufacturer Martek Marine has won a series of large orders for its MariNOx Evolution™ on-board emissions monitoring and engine efficiency system with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Hyundai Heavy Industries. Amongst the seven orders is the world’s largest and...
November 6th, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

NGOs to EU: Don’t Dump your Toxic Ships in Developing Countries

New Report Finds Plenty of Capacity for European Flagged Ships in OECD Countries Brussels, 5 November 2012 – A new report prepared by the Basel Action Network (BAN), a U.S.- based member organisation of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform[1], refutes the European Commission’s claim that there is insufficient...
November 5th, 2012 | Environment, Ship Demolitions | Read More

HELMEPA participates in an international correspondence group for the assessment of the environmental status in the Mediterranean

UNEP Map meeting in Sarajevo Following an invitation by the organizers, HELMEPA participated in a meeting of a correspondence group under the United Nations Environment Program / Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) that was held on 29-30 October 2012 inSarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. It was the first...
November 2nd, 2012 | Environment | Read More

Parties to international dumping treaties express concern regarding reported iron fertilization incident

34th Consultative Meeting of Contracting Parties to  the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (London Convention) and 7th meeting of Contracting Parties  to the 1996 Protocol thereto (London Protocol) (LC34/LP6): 29 October to 2 November 2012 Parties...
November 2nd, 2012 | Environment, IMO | Read More

Cargo Positive emissions management programme data to be verified by Lloyd’s Register

Cargo Positive emissions management programme data to be verified by Lloyd’s Register
Helena Athoussaki Ensuring data transparency of Carbon Positive Programme for Ships (CPPS)  Carbon Positive has signed an agreement with Lloyd’s Register, one of the world’s leading classification societies, to provide independent verification of data for the CPPS member vessels. This process...
October 31st, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, News | Read More

MOL Recognized by CDP for Climate Change Disclosure in Carbon Disclosure Project 2012 Japan 500

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K.  Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that it has been  commended by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP, *1) as one of the leading  companies in the  disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions and strategies for climate change, based  on high scores in the...
October 30th, 2012 | Environment | Read More

Sandy smashes property on land and sea, testing the global reinsurers that AM Best recently judged well capitalised

Sandy smashes property on land and sea, testing the global reinsurers that AM Best recently judged well capitalised
John Andre, Group vice-President AM Best Company Sandy smashes property on land and sea, testing the global reinsurers that AM Best recently judged well capitalised  By James Brewer Raging through North America, super-storm Sandy has already cost lives and wreaked much property damage – with casualties...
October 30th, 2012 | Environment, Insurance and Reinsurance, News, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Glasgow: new UK base for GL Renewables Certification

Glasgow, UK, 29 October 2012 – GL Renewables Certification (GL RC), a standard setting certification body for renewables, has opened its fifth international office in Glasgow. The office and staff members will deal with Type and Component Certification for clients in the United Kingdom and Ireland....
October 29th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

GL Renewables Certification Certifies Wind-Turbine Gearbox Design by Chongqing Wangjiang Industrial

GL Renewables Certification Certifies Wind-Turbine Gearbox Design by Chongqing Wangjiang Industrial
Mike Woebbeking, GL RC Vice President and Head of Certification Body, presents a Statement of Compliance to Mr. Tang Shiming, Deputy General Manager of CQWJ. Chongqing/China, Hamburg/Germany, 29 October 2012 – A growing number of manufactures are realising that the certification of individual wind...
October 29th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Regulatory | Read More

MAN Diesel & Turbo Engine Clinches World Emissions First

MAN Diesel & Turbo Engine Clinches World Emissions First
  The MAN B&W 6S80ME-C9 engine with integrated EGR pictured at Hyundai Exhaust Gas Recirculation technique makes marine diesel engine IMO Tier III NOx-compliant MAN Diesel & Turbo, together with HHI-EMD, the engine and machinery division of Hyundai Heavy Industries, has presented the first...
October 26th, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – 40 years of marine environment protection convention United States, all ports – U.S. East Coast ports prepare for Hurricane Sandy Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Fender repairs and dolphin...
October 26th, 2012 | Environment, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Deep sea scientists call for ocean version of Nasa

Image: Shutterstock Deep sea scientists have called for the establishment of an ocean version of Nasa to combat historic lows in marine science funding. By Philippa Warr Marine biologists Craig McClain and Alistair Dove made the argument on the Deep Sea News website, explaining that the organisation...
October 26th, 2012 | Environment | Read More

NGOs call on Bulgaria: don’t be an exporter of toxic ships

After escaping Germany, the NORTHERN VITALITY is now headed for Bulgaria   Brussels, 23 October 2012 – In a letter sent last week to the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and to the Bulgarian Executive Environment Agency, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of environmental, human...
October 23rd, 2012 | Environment, Ship Demolitions | Read More

CYMEPA gala dinner

CYMEPA gala dinner
  Sir Stelios receives the commemorative plaquette from the Presidential Commissioner George Iacovou (centre) and CYMEPA President George Tsavliris. The 20th Anniversary of the establishment of CYMEPA was commemorated by a Gala Dinner organized on the 15th of October 2012 at Apollonia Hotel in Limassol...
October 22nd, 2012 | Environment, Events, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Wärtsilä launches efficient new Aframax tanker design

Wärtsilä launches efficient new Aframax tanker design
Wärtsila’s efficient new Aframax tanker design – impression Wärtsilä Corporation,   22 October 2012 10 am EET  – Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has launched a new, highly efficient Aframax tanker design that offers solutions for...
October 22nd, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ocean Shipping, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

At United Nations Biodiversity Conference, Countries Agree to Double Resources for Biodiversity Protection by 2015

At United Nations Biodiversity Conference, Countries Agree to Double Resources for Biodiversity Protection by 2015
Photo Credit: Willyam Bradberry/ ShutterStock Biodiversity-Rich Marine Areas in Focus as Countries Renew Efforts to Curb Species Loss   Hyderabad (India), 20 October 2012 – The world’s governments have agreed to increase funding in support of actions to halt the rate of loss of biodiversity...
October 21st, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Oceanology, Organisations, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Action needed on places of refuge and casualty investigations

Action needed on places of refuge and casualty investigations
Peter Hinchliffe IMO rules should be subject to impact and sustainability assessment says ICS There are some clearly identifiable steps which need to be taken to enhance shipping’s already very impressive record of maritime safety, according to International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Secretary...
October 19th, 2012 | Environment, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

HELMEPA at CYMEPA’s 20th Birthday

HELMEPA at CYMEPA’s 20th Birthday
Sir Stelios presents Mr. Dimitris C. Mitsatsos with a commemorative plaque On Monday, 15th October, in Limassol, Cyprus, the Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association – CYMEPA celebrated 20 years of voluntary, non-governmental, not-for-profit action for the protection of both the marine environment...
October 19th, 2012 | Associations, Environment, Events | Read More