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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

Creating More Time To Avoid Disaster

If a ship loses power while at sea it will be a lottery as to whether it can be prevented from running aground. Such an event is disastrous to any ship but if it happens to a tanker the consequences…

No Comments / 17th June 2014

E-Learning Is A Force For Good In Shipping

At a time when cost-conscious shippers are looking for zero-downtime from crews, it’s wise to make the most of the new opportunities offered by online learning. The fast-growing online learning sector is expected to be worth $168bn by 2018 (according…

No Comments / 16th June 2014

The Green Ferry Vision

One of the ‘greenest’ islands on the planet, picturesque Aeroe in southern Denmark, is working on plans for a unique type of ferry that could provide environmental inspiration on a global scale. At the heart of the project is a…

No Comments / 16th June 2014

Consequences For Lubes From Emissions Regulations

International Maritime Organization sulphur emissions limits will have a major impact on the cost of operations in the Cruise and Ferry sector over the coming years, as all the potential means to meet the requirements will have an impact on…

No Comments / 16th June 2014

Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Now In Fife

Samsung Heavy Industries prototype offshore turbine is the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine due to become operational later this year, and it is now standing at Energy Park Fife. The structure is situated 50 metres offshore in…

No Comments / 16th June 2014

Arctic Oil Exploration and Extrapolation – A Fragile Frontier Yet To Be Fully Discovered

The exploration for oil in the Arctic Ocean continues full steam ahead, but there are immense risks to the environment and ecosystems. Demand for oil continues to surge and companies are taking more and more risks. Companies will continue to drill for oil in…

No Comments / 16th June 2014

Magnetic Patches Provided Quick Seal For Nordlys Sea Chests

It has been confirmed that the rapid availability of magnetic patches from Miko Marine AS ensured the speedy closure of sea chests during pumping operations to save the cruise ship Nordlys. The emergency salvage work took place on 15 September…

No Comments / 11th June 2014

PYROBOOM – The New Standard For In-Situ Burning

In-situ burning, once reserved for oil spills in remote regions, is now considered a practical alternative to mechanical removal under specific conditions. Experience from the Deepwater Horizon Spill in the Gulf of Mexico validated “controlled burning” as an effective technique…

No Comments / 23rd April 2014