Monthly Archives : January 2017

ballast water

Hull Biofouling Potentially More Damaging to The Environment Than Ballast Water Transfer

The entry into force of the Ballast Water Convention this September will not prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic species (IAS) unless there is mandatory legislation in place to prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls.

Comments Off on Hull Biofouling Potentially More Damaging to The Environment Than Ballast Water Transfer / 18th January 2017

Hydrex Underwater Technologies

Hydrex Underwater Technologies Steers Tanker Clear of Trouble

A 7,071dwt tanker was manoeuvring in the port of Antwerp when it experienced a steering gear problem. The vessel managed to safely berth alongside and carry out cargo operations but emergency repairs where needed before the vessel could continue.

Comments Off on Hydrex Underwater Technologies Steers Tanker Clear of Trouble / 13th January 2017

emission reduction rules

Enforcement of Emission Reduction Rules Will Start at Major Ports in China

Last year, three emission-controlled areas were established in China – the Yangtze River delta, Bohai Bay, and the Pearl River Delta. All vessels entering or operating within these parts are subject to the new regulations which specify that they must use fuel with low-sulfur content while berthed at major ports found within the specified areas.

No Comments / 13th January 2017

radar system

Kelvin Hughes: New Information on its SBS-900-4 SharpEye™ radar system

Choosing the right radar sensor for a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) or Coastal Surveillance application can be challenging and trying to balance the correct radar sensor technologies with budgetary restrictions, often leads to compromising on the radar frequency band selected (X or S-Band). Kelvin Hughes has addressed the problem with its development of the SBS-900-4.

Comments Off on Kelvin Hughes: New Information on its SBS-900-4 SharpEye™ radar system / 13th January 2017

NOFI Current Buster

Shipping lenders in Germany will continue to feel the pressure in 2017

For the shipping lenders in Germany the year 2016 was devastating with loan portfolio sales and bank-driven vessel sales reaching rock bottom. But 2017 is unlikely to be better because major players will continue to keep their balance sheets de-risked. Some…

1 Comment / 9th January 2017

underwater ship repair

Panama Canal Delay Averted by Fast Underwater Ship Repair

Hydrex Underwater Technology has assisted an excavation vessel hemorrhaging oil from a stern tube seal entangled with steel wire to pass safely through the Panama Canal.

Comments Off on Panama Canal Delay Averted by Fast Underwater Ship Repair / 4th January 2017