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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 Mar 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 Mar 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.

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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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 2018

Interspill Conference & Exhibition 2018 in London

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digital shipping

Digitalisation in Shipping to be Highlighted at The Maritime CIO Forum 2018 in Cyprus

Revolutionary concepts, plus the evolution and advancement of existing platforms, are providing unparalleled growth opportunities for shipping (including related transport and supply chain infrastructure).

Comments Off on Digitalisation in Shipping to be Highlighted at The Maritime CIO Forum 2018 in Cyprus / 23rd Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 2018

Treating dirty bilge water to 0 PPM with a Marinfloc oily water separator on a container ship

Flocculation sample demonstrating how fast the oil emulsions are bound up into flocks and separated by forced floatation. View down the flocculation tank where the flocks are separated from the water that is discharged through a Whitebox at 0 PPM.

Comments Off on Treating dirty bilge water to 0 PPM with a Marinfloc oily water separator on a container ship / 2nd Feb 2018

Green4Sea award

Water Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearing System, COMPAC, Nominated for Green4Sea Award

Water lubricated propeller shaft bearing system, COMPAC, has been nominated for the 2018 Green4Sea Technical Award. The Green4Sea award is presented to those companies that have made a significant technological breakthrough or have made a significant contribution in any aspect of environmental maritime activity. 

Comments Off on Water Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearing System, COMPAC, Nominated for Green4Sea Award / 26th Jan 2018

sterntube bearings

As More Sterntube Bearings Fail, Biodegradable EALS Come Under The Spotlight

While many ship operators consider the rise in use of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL) a cure-all to meeting environmental regulations, particularly in waters where the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulated the use of mineral oils, their performance as a propeller shaft bearing lubricant has come under increasing scrutiny.

Comments Off on As More Sterntube Bearings Fail, Biodegradable EALS Come Under The Spotlight / 26th Jan 2018

The Last Ocean – save the Ross Sea

Californian ecologist David Ainley has been traveling to the Ross Sea to study this unique ecosystem for more than thirty years. He has written scientific papers describing it as a ‘living laboratory’.

Comments Off on The Last Ocean – save the Ross Sea / 21st Jan 2018