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fuel oil

Technical And Material Impact on Shipowners as High-Sulphur Fuel Ban Takes Place

Finland-based exhaust gas cleaning pioneer Langh Tech has explained how last week’s decision to prohibit the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil will have a material and technical impact on commercial ship operations.

Comments Off on Technical And Material Impact on Shipowners as High-Sulphur Fuel Ban Takes Place / 20th April 2018

Ecospeed: Wash and Go

Most anti-fouling or foul-release coatings carry risks of damage to the environment or to the coatings themselves during cleaning. However, there is a system – Ecospeed – that lends itself to fast, effective cleaning.

Comments Off on Ecospeed: Wash and Go / 13th April 2018

viking grace

Viking Grace Sets Sail

The M/S Viking Grace sets sail on her first voyage as the only passenger ship in the world equipped with a Rotor Sail to harness wind power for propulsion. Developed by Finnish clean technology and engineering company Norsepower Oy Ltd., the Rotor Sail Solution will cut fuel consumption and reduce carbon emissions by up to 900 tonnes annually.

Comments Off on Viking Grace Sets Sail / 12th April 2018

hull repairs

Delays Kept at Bay Due to Repair Diversity

In Amsterdam, recently, Hydrex responded to an emergency call from a ship’s crew, requesting a permanent repair to a crack in the port side grey water tank of their 145m chemical tanker.

Comments Off on Delays Kept at Bay Due to Repair Diversity / 11th April 2018

Canadian Ballast Water Surveillance Programme to Use Aqua-tools’ B-QUA

The aqua-tools equipment was one of the methods employed in sampling the ship’s ballast water during 28 trials of paired sampling devices. These trials, believed to be the first time that multiple sampling devices had been tested under real operational conditions, compared the capability of various sampling and analysis tools for measuring organisms of various sizes, zooplankton, phytoplankton and bacteria.

Comments Off on Canadian Ballast Water Surveillance Programme to Use Aqua-tools’ B-QUA / 30th March 2018

environmental regulations

SMM 2018 Hamburg: Green Shipping on the Rise

New, stricter environmental regulations are forcing the shipping industry to take action. At SMM 2018, exhibitors will present future-proof technologies. At the concurrent environmental conference Global Maritime Environmental Congress (gmec), experts will discuss challenges and opportunities facing the industry. A new theme route will guide fair visitors to cruise-related exhibition highlights.

Comments Off on SMM 2018 Hamburg: Green Shipping on the Rise / 29th March 2018

Survey vessel

SeaZip and Deep to Jointly Operate a sophisticated ‘DP1 Ice Class Survery and ROV’ Vessel

From mid-April 2018, Harlingen-based SeaZip Offshore Service and Amsterdam-based Deep Hydrography & Geophysics will jointly operate a DP1 Ice Class Survey and ROV vessel.

Comments Off on SeaZip and Deep to Jointly Operate a sophisticated ‘DP1 Ice Class Survery and ROV’ Vessel / 16th March 2018

ballast water

Aqua-tools to Show Tanker Owners the Importance of Assessing Treated Ballast Water

Water microbiology expert aqua-tools will present a paper to Asian tanker owners on the importance of taking onboard analysis of ballast waters in verifying system performance and compliance with the Ballast Water Management Convention.

Comments Off on Aqua-tools to Show Tanker Owners the Importance of Assessing Treated Ballast Water / 15th March 2018

ballast water treatment system

SeaCURE® Ballast Water Treatment System Nominated for Green Technology Award

Evoqua Water Technologies’ SeaCURE® Ballast Water Treatment system has been nominated in the technology category of the GST & Shipping2030 Europe Conference and Awards, which takes place in Copenhagen later this month.

Comments Off on SeaCURE® Ballast Water Treatment System Nominated for Green Technology Award / 15th March 2018

green technologies

Adoption of Green Technologies Can Slash Ship Operation Costs

Thordon Bearings will present a paper at a major conference in Copenhagen, next week, where the polymer bearings specialist will emphasise how the adoption of green technologies can slash ship operation costs.

Comments Off on Adoption of Green Technologies Can Slash Ship Operation Costs / 14th March 2018

Dry dock

Dye’s Dry Dock: Innovative Modular Floating System for Marine Repairs

This drydock is environmentally pure when draped properly. Air is pulled from work chamber with blowers, air is then pushed through air filter system and goes back to atmosphere. The decks are sealed water tight, nothing gets into waterway, no air or water pollution.

Comments Off on Dye’s Dry Dock: Innovative Modular Floating System for Marine Repairs / 9th March 2018

Environmental defenders

Governments and Businesses Called by UN Environment to Promote, Protect and Respect Environmental Rights

UN Environment is taking a stand against the ongoing threats, intimidation, harassment, and murder of environmental defenders around the world, with the launch of the UN Environmental Rights Initiative in Geneva.

Comments Off on Governments and Businesses Called by UN Environment to Promote, Protect and Respect Environmental Rights / 8th March 2018

pipe work repairs

Increase in Scrubber Installations Correlate to Increase in Pipework Repairs

Diver/technicians from the underwater repair specialist recently carried out pipe replacements on 270m shuttle tankers where the wash water from the “scrubbed” exhaust gases had corroded the pipework, resulting in water ingress. Repairs to the tankers were carried out while the vessels were alongside and remaining in operation.

Comments Off on Increase in Scrubber Installations Correlate to Increase in Pipework Repairs / 16th February 2018

ballast water

Ballast Water Sampling and Analysis: Aqua-tools to Participate in New ISO Standard

The company, which specialises in the biological monitoring of water quality for various applications, including ships’ ballast, will work with French standardisation organisation AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation) and the International Standards Organisation (ISO) to establish new chapters for ISO 11711 – the Ships and Marine Technology, Piping and Machinery, Ballast Water Sampling and Analysis standard.

Comments Off on Ballast Water Sampling and Analysis: Aqua-tools to Participate in New ISO Standard / 15th February 2018

offshore support

Bibby Marine Services Secures OSJ Offshore Renewables Award for Bibby WaveMaster 1

Bibby Marine Services has been awarded an Offshore Support Journal (OSJ) Offshore Renewables Award for the Bibby WaveMaster 1. The vessel is the first Damen Service Operations Vessel (SOV), a unique, purpose-built vessel for the deployment and retention of offshore support and maintenance personnel. 

Comments Off on Bibby Marine Services Secures OSJ Offshore Renewables Award for Bibby WaveMaster 1 / 9th February 2018

Stern tube seal

Avoid Drydock and Off-hire Costs With Underwater Stern Tube Seal Repairs

Following a spate of stern tube seal failures, Antwerp-based Hydrex has reiterated its capability in carrying out repairs to stern tube seals during a ship’s routine port visit, saving the expense and loss of revenue of unscheduled drydocking.

Comments Off on Avoid Drydock and Off-hire Costs With Underwater Stern Tube Seal Repairs / 2nd February 2018