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Monthly Archives : December 2020

Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification: Why it’s Dangerous for the Ocean and Sea Life

With forests being replaced by buildings and housing projects, carbon dioxide concentrations have also increased rapidly over the years. These have resulted to different incidents including a decrease in the ocean’s pH units.

No Comments / 31st December 2020

Marine Sustainability

The BMA is a Proud Supporter of Marine Sustainability

As a maritime nation, consisting of an archipelago of some 700 islands, rocks and cays spread over some 100,000 square miles of beautiful coral seas; preservation of the marine environment is paramount to The Bahamas.

No Comments / 23rd December 2020

geospatial

Power of Location Data to be Unlocked Across the UK’s Blue Economy with Geospatial Data Strategy

Geospatial, or location data, is having a significant impact on our lives. It is transforming the way we complete everyday tasks, supports key decisions on where to develop vital infrastructure and helps us to use resources efficiently.

Comments Off on Power of Location Data to be Unlocked Across the UK’s Blue Economy with Geospatial Data Strategy / 23rd December 2020

overfishing

Overfishing: Why It’s Time To Tackle It Now Before It’s Too Late

Overfishing has been a growing problem around the world for years now and it happens when too much fish is caught at once that it’s hard for the breeding population to replenish its stocks.

No Comments / 23rd December 2020

plastic waste

The Ocean’s Plastic Problem Is Getting Worse With COVID-19

Just when things couldn’t get worse, the COVID-19 pandemic has added to an already alarming problem for the last few years.

No Comments / 16th December 2020

maintenance services

Verifavia Shipping Provides IHM Maintenance Services for 350 Vessels in the Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Fleet

Maintenance involves ensuring the IHM is continuously updated with relevant suppliers documents such as Material Declarations (MDs) and Suppliers Documents of Conformity (SDoCs) throughout the ship’s operational life and renewed every five years. It covers all items and equipment that are installed, modernised or replaced.

Comments Off on Verifavia Shipping Provides IHM Maintenance Services for 350 Vessels in the Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Fleet / 16th December 2020

cyprus shipping

Tender Opportunity for Subsidised Ferry Link Between Cyprus and Greece Announced by Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry

Following the massive expression of support from the general public, a policy decision by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus has been taken to put into motion the process of re-establishing the ferry connection, which previously operated until the year 2000.

Comments Off on Tender Opportunity for Subsidised Ferry Link Between Cyprus and Greece Announced by Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry / 15th December 2020

Counterfeit Products

Dangers Posed by Counterfeit ADMIRALTY Products Highlighted by UKHO

These counterfeit items pose a significant danger to crew, vessels and cargo, as they have not been assessed by UKHO experts nor supplied by an authorised ADMIRALTY Chart Agent, who both perform vital quality assurance to ensure the integrity of information in genuine products.

Comments Off on Dangers Posed by Counterfeit ADMIRALTY Products Highlighted by UKHO / 14th December 2020

Bureau Veritas

Faroe Islands Capability to Successfully Develop & Build High-specification Vessels Showcased by Bureau Veritas Classed Vessel

Measuring 54 metres in length, Jákup Sverri, which will conduct work for the Faroe Marine Research Institute, is packed with the latest specialized and highly automated equipment for oceanographic and fishing research activities, including pelagic and bottom trawling, underwater acoustic research, hydrographic, seismic, ROV operations, and plankton and bottom sampling.

Comments Off on Faroe Islands Capability to Successfully Develop & Build High-specification Vessels Showcased by Bureau Veritas Classed Vessel / 13th December 2020

droughts over oceans

Can Droughts Start Over Oceans? It’s Possible and Worse Than Those Over Land

Droughts and water can’t be on the same sentence, or at least that’s what we think. When we imagine a drought, we usually think about dry, hot, dusty and cracked land or dried lakes, streams or rivers due to the lack of water or less precipitation.

No Comments / 9th December 2020

seafarers uk

Support Seafarers And Their Families At This Time of Crisis

In addition to Seafarers UK’s existing annual grants programme and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Seafarers UK has established a new COVID-19 Emergency Fund of £2 million this year to support merchant seafarers and British fishers through the COVID-19 crisis.

No Comments / 9th December 2020

Offshore Renewable Energy

New Innovation Challenge Launched by UKHO and Cefas to Support Growth in Offshore Renewable Energy

Latest challenge invites innovators to identify how marine geospatial data can be used to find suitable sites for offshore wind and tidal wave energy infrastructure

Comments Off on New Innovation Challenge Launched by UKHO and Cefas to Support Growth in Offshore Renewable Energy / 2nd December 2020

Methanol Put in Pole Position as Safe Clean Arctic Fuel by CEN Workshop Agreement

Polar states can take immediate action to avoid another decade of HFO use in the Arctic and mitigate black carbon risks from VLSFO

Comments Off on Methanol Put in Pole Position as Safe Clean Arctic Fuel by CEN Workshop Agreement / 1st December 2020