Monthly Archives : June 2014

Livewires: Ballast Water – RWO Continues Its Success Story With Eanballast

German owner Hansa Shipping together with Chinese shipyard Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding have decided to equip four new vessels with ballast water treatment technology CleanBallast®.

No Comments / 29th June 2014

Interview Questions And Answers With Leo Kissel – Managing Director

With various risks being faced by a ship owner, there has always been a provision to acquire tailor-made insurance covers, just as there should also be a provision to buy tailor-made K&R cover. The natural question which arises for any…

No Comments / 28th June 2014

Navigating The Environmental Regulations

Environmental regulations are something many find complicated and difficult. The fines for non-compliance can reach the multi-million dollar levels and being, correctly informed and continuously updated of the applicable regulation is more crucial than ever. Marinfloc has developed a GPS…

No Comments / 28th June 2014

Whales On A Collision Course With Vessels: Progress Update

Whales, which have been hunted for centuries, are still recovering from industrial whaling. They are also confronted to new threats: bycatch in fishing nets, habitat degradation, pollution, diseases, climate change, underwater noise, etc. As a consequence of the globalization of…

No Comments / 27th June 2014

The Ongoing Challenge Of Environmental Compliance

Keeping up with new legislation in shipping is a constant challenge for the ship owners and managers. Many say the industry is over regulated and the only benefits are for the equipment manufacturers. A good example is the current ongoing…

1 Comment / 23rd June 2014

The Beginning Of East Asia Maritime Week

ITF inspectors, seafarers’ union members began an East Asian maritime week today in ports in Japan, Korea, Russia and Taiwan.

No Comments / 23rd June 2014

Rapid Response

Vikoma International Limited is a world leader in the design and manufacture of oil and chemical pollution control systems with a reputation in the global oil spill industry for developing innovative, high performance products to deal with all types of…

No Comments / 23rd June 2014

2002-2012: Ten Years Supporting Safe And Sustainable Maritime Mobility

An Agency capable of providing the EU in its various forms (institutions, Member States, citizens) with technical and scientific assistance to improve maritime safety standards and ensure their uniform application – this was the idea of the EU Commission, Parliament…

No Comments / 22nd June 2014

Safer, Smarter, Greener – Alternative fuels

Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL) hosted an alternative fuels event, sponsored by DNV-GL and held at the UK Chamber of Shipping offices in London.

No Comments / 18th June 2014

Best Management Scheme Certification Awarded To MSC Cruises By RINA

International classification society RINA has certified MSC Cruises under its Best Management Scheme.

No Comments / 18th June 2014

Putting A Seal On Leaking Wrecks

When the flow of oil escaping from a sinking ship has stopped the problem may still be only partly solved. The huge costs to the environment and to the polluter and its insurers do not necessarily end just because the…

No Comments / 18th June 2014

Calculating The Cost Of Piracy

In an increasingly commoditised marketplace, shipowners and operators – challenged with low day rates, overcapacity, and working to comply with current and impending environmental regulation – face another question over how to differentiate themselves from the crowd; how they combat…

No Comments / 18th June 2014

The Deepwater Accident Should Be Used To Further Improve Norwegian Emergency Oil-Spill Response

Norway is one of the world’s oil producing countries where systems are in place to ensure high-quality emergency oil-spill response. The Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (NOFO) would like to use the accident in the Gulf of Mexico…

No Comments / 17th June 2014

Saving Ships By Cutting Their Drift

The failure of a ship’s engines while at sea will cause it to drift and to turn side-on to the wind and the tide. The speed with which this happens will depend upon the strength of the wind but modern…

No Comments / 17th June 2014

The Magnetic Power That Helps Prevent Pollution

The most common reason for marine oil pollution is invariably due to a ship being damaged by grounding or collision. The sight of oil pouring from the torn hull of a ship is something the world has witnessed too often…

No Comments / 17th June 2014


KITTIWAKE PROCAL Come 2015, owners operating in emissions control areas (ECAs) will have only three choices to comply with mandatory 0.1% sulphur levels; burn marine distillates, switch to liquefied natural gas; or install a scrubber system. Trouble is, 2015 is…

No Comments / 17th June 2014