Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Titanic wreckage to be protected under UNESCO underwater heritage convention

Survey of underwater site. UNESCO/D. Frka 5 April 2012 – The wreckage of the passenger liner Titanic will now be protected by a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) convention that seeks to safeguard wrecks, sites, decorated caves and other cultural relics underwater. Until...
April 5th, 2012 | Maritime History and Museums, Oceanology, Organisations, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Fugro Undertakes Navitus Bay Geophysical Survey

Fugro Undertakes Navitus Bay Geophysical Survey
The "Aurelia" Following the success of the preliminary geotechnical coring programme in 2010, Fugro has successfully performed a detailed geophysical survey of Navitus Bay for Eneco Round 3 Development Ltd. Navitus Bay is to the west of the Isle of Wight and lies within Zone 7 of the Crown...
April 3rd, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oceanology | Read More

Spotlighting sustainability, the UN goes dark for Earth Hour 2012

Lights dimmed at UN Headquarters to observe Earth Hour in 2010. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras The United Nations turned-off the lights yesterday for one hour at its Headquarters in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of “Earth Hour”, an annual global event that seeks to raise...
April 1st, 2012 | Environment, Organisations | Read More

Looking back on INTERSPILL 2012

Looking back on INTERSPILL 2012
Interspill 2012, the European oil spill conference and exhibition, took place over 3 hectic days, after opening in London, on 13 March 2012.  The event saw over 1300 delegates, visitors and exhibitors attend, from over 70 countries, it was the most successful event so far in the Interspill series since...
March 30th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Exhibitions, Pollution | Read More

Media alert – Toxic ship Exxon Valdez sent for dismantling

Media alert – Toxic ship Exxon Valdez sent for dismantling
26 March 2012, Brussels – The Exxon Valdez, now re-named the Oriental Nicety, a ship responsible for one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history in 1989, has been sold for scrapping on the infamous ship breaking beaches of India. Environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations represented...
March 26th, 2012 | Breaking News, Environment, HR, Organisations, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Class in never out of style!

Class in never out of style!
Nicholas Brown introducing the event The historic Whitechapel Gallery at Aldgate East in London was the venue for Lloyd’s Register’s Press Evening’s reception to mark the publication of the latest edition of Shipping and the Environment last Wednesday; John Faraclas reports: Starting with a tour...
March 26th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Events, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

OI 2012: The best Oceanology International event ever!

OI 2012: The best Oceanology International event ever!
A view of the Exhibition Hall with the ever busy RESON's stand The most successful Oceanology International ever closed just over ten days ago. It was attended by 7728 (a 10% increase on 2010) from more than 70 countries; alongside it, Interspill London 2012 had a total attendance figure of 1346...
March 26th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Oceanology | Read More

Damage to world’s oceans could hit US$2 trillion a year, experts say

A diver notes marine species in the Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida. A new study recommends that the United Nations appoints a High Commissioner for Oceans to coordinate research and action and that there should be more preparation for a 1-2 meter (up to 6.5 feet) sea level rise by the end of the...
March 23rd, 2012 | Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

World First for Planet Ocean

l to r: Michael Wood, Merin Broudic and Terry Sloane Planet Ocean ltd and its Canadian principal, the newly launched Ocean Sonics Ltd are proud to make delivery of the very first ic-Listen-HF, High Frequency Smart Hydrophone to Dr Merin Broudic of Swansea University at a small ceremony on their stand...
March 23rd, 2012 | Oceanology | Read More

NGO warns EU Ship Recycling proposal will not stop the dumping of toxic ships

NGO warns EU Ship Recycling proposal will not stop the dumping of toxic ships
Ingvild Jenssen Brussels, 22 March 2012* – A day before the European Commission presents its proposal for regulating the dismantling of toxic end-of-life ships, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a Brussels-based coalition of environmental, labour rights and human rights organisations was invited to meet...
March 23rd, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, HR, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Ensuring access to water for agriculture vital for sustainable future – UN

Ensuring universal access to water and using it wisely in agriculture is essential to end famine, drought and political instability, United Nations officials stressed today, adding that countries must strive to provide this vital source to all their citizens to achieve a sustainable future. “Over the...
March 22nd, 2012 | Environment, Organisations | Read More

ISSA encourages Ship Suppliers to go green

ISSA encourages Ship Suppliers to go green
Jens Olsen, ISSA's President Ship suppliers are being encouraged to ensure “green” measures are central to their core business practices. The International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) is encouraging its members to implement green policies and achieve internationally-recognised...
March 20th, 2012 | Associations, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Stores and Provisions | Read More

Category: Navigation Vessel type: Passenger vessel Issue date: 16/03/2012 Case number: 26912

  Caution is required in reduced visibility The incident In this case a double decker passenger ferry was making its way in port at a speed of about 4 knots. Weather conditions were poor and visibility was restricted by thick fog to less than 100 feet. In his statement the master commented that the...
March 20th, 2012 | Environment, P and I Clubs | Read More

Shipping needs global legislation not unilateral measures

Spyros Polemis Balancing environmental aspirations with economic realities, but also with political realities is not easy, ICS Chairman Spyros M Polemis told delegates at the influential CMA Conference in Connecticut earlier on.  In a speech entitled “Balancing Environmental Aspirations With Economic...
March 19th, 2012 | Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Regulatory | Read More

Secretary-General, Presenting Report of Global Sustainability Panel to General Assembly, Urges Unity in Creating ‘Future We Want’

Secretary-General, Presenting Report of Global Sustainability Panel to General Assembly, Urges Unity in Creating ‘Future We Want’
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “We need everyone to work together to create the future we want, ” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said last Friday, urging the world body to rally behind the recommendations of his blue ribbon panel for launching a new, people-powered agenda for development...
March 18th, 2012 | Environment, News, Organisations | Read More

First true hybrid system to be installed on board an offshore supply vessel

First true hybrid system to be installed on board an offshore supply vessel
The “Viking Lady” London: A true hybrid energy system is currently being developed for installation on board the offshore supply vessel “Viking Lady”. An impressive battery pack for energy storage will soon be installed. When the new system is complete, the operation of the...
March 14th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | Read More

MOL Celebrates Launching of Hybrid Car Carrier Emerald Ace

MOL Celebrates Launching of Hybrid Car Carrier Emerald Ace
The Emerald Ace — Aiming at Zero Emissions While Berthed — TOKYO—MitsuiO.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the launching of the hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; President: Hideaki Omiya), Kobeshipyard. The Emerald Ace, designed...
March 13th, 2012 | Environment, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

DNV strengthens global positions through three separate companies

DNV strengthens global positions through three separate companies
Henrik O. Madsen, CEO of the DNV Group OSLO: Following the transfer of the majority shareholding in KEMA, DNV is now establishing a group structure to manage the strong industry positions it now holds. By merging some of its activities with KEMA, DNV is committed to driving the global transition...
March 13th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Environment, News | Read More

Hamworthy underscores offshore intentions with sewage plant contract for Quad 204

Hamworthy’s Sewage Treatment Plant Hamworthy, the leading manufacturer of marine sewage treatment plants, has won a contract with South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply an ST8 series unit to the Quad 204 FPSO project for BP. With delivery scheduled for 2012, the contract marks the...
March 12th, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

DNV supports Sustainia initiative

International initiative gathers prominent sustainability leaders to build world’s first realistic model of a sustainable future. The initiative, known as Sustania, is an alliance of thought leaders, companies and organisations who have come together to develop a model which will help people to envisage...
March 9th, 2012 | Environment | Read More

Updated news on the Ballast Water Management Convention

Updated news on the Ballast Water Management Convention MEPC 63, new USCG standards, Unitor BWMS recall from the market and the new California sewage water standard. MEPC 63 The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 63rd session from 27 February to 2 March 2012. There was general...
March 6th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Environment, Regulatory | Read More

Maritime industry key to driving global sustainability agenda

Jonathon Porritt Abu Dhabi, March 5, 2012: Environmentally sustainable practices in the maritime industry are critical to driving the global agenda on sustainability, industry experts have said ahead of the second edition of the World Ports and Trade Summit (WPTS) 2012. WPTS 2012 is being held under...
March 6th, 2012 | Environment, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MOL Conducts Gas Injection Demonstration Run Utilizing a Temporarily Modified Slow Speed Diesel Engine

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced it has been decided that Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES; President: Yasuhiko Kato) and MOL conduct a gas injection demonstration run utilizing a temporarily modified electrically-controlled type slow...
March 6th, 2012 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Deepwater and Arctic in the spotlight at Oceanology International

The highly topical oil and gas areas of deepwater and Arctic exploitation will be firmly in the spotlight at Oceanology International 2012 (Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 March 2012, London, ExCeL, UK) the global forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine technology...
March 5th, 2012 | Oceanology | Read More

Lloyd’s Register joins Robert Swan’s International Antarctic Expedition to help raise global awareness about the impact of climate change

Goals include proving micro-renewable energy solutions and supporting a carbon-neutral expedition A four-man team from Lloyd’s Register will set sail today from Ushuaia, Argentina, as part of an international expedition to the Antarctic lead by the renowned polar explorer and environmentalist...
March 2nd, 2012 | Charity, Classification Societies, Environment | Read More