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aral sea vanishing

The Aral Sea Is Vanishing and There Are Serious Consequences of this Disaster

Located between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea is an endorheic lake that was once the fourth largest lake in the world covering an area of over 68,000 square kilometres and containing 10 grams of salt per liter.

No Comments / 23rd January 2020

ocean plastic

Ocean Plastic Is Eating Up the World, But These Technologies Won’t Let That Happen

Today, at least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris can be found in the ocean. 269,000 tonnes of that is floating on the surface while a staggering 4 billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer is scatter deep in the sea.

No Comments / 22nd January 2020

air lubrication systems

TMC Launches Compressors For Use With Air Lubrication Systems

TMC’s marine compressed air systems for air lubrication systems can be utilised to generate the required stream of air bubbles that passes continuously beneath the ship’s surface, thereby reducing frictional resistance between the hull and the seawater.

Comments Off on TMC Launches Compressors For Use With Air Lubrication Systems / 11th January 2020

nuclear pollution

How nuclear pollution affects the ocean waters, the environment, and humans

The radiation from Fukushima, for instance, bled into the ocean when the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant was damaged during the 2011 earthquake in Japan. What was released are dozens of radioactive elements in large quantities.

No Comments / 3rd January 2020

polluted rivers

Dying Rivers and Lakes in the World Due to Pollution

The third largest river in the world and the most sacred river in Hinduism has now become one of the filthiest. After all, this is where 400 million people living near it dump their waste.

No Comments / 24th December 2019

polluted waters

Oysters Could Be the Solution to Hong Kong’s Polluted Waters

This concept was inspired by an initiative made by the New York Harbor School called the “Billion Oyster Project” that aims to restore one billion live oysters in the waters of the New York Harbor by 2035. 

No Comments / 2nd December 2019

Ocean Cleanup

We Are Seeing the Beginning of the World’s Largest Ocean Cleanup

What scientists call the “wow factor” of ocean trash is a huge wake up call for the world’s population, especially with the effects being increasingly felt around the world. It’s about time that we get our act together and find solutions to clean up this mess.

No Comments / 29th November 2019

LNG

DNG Energy: South Africa Will Be a Major Global Force Within LNG Bunker Market

DNG Energy’s continuing development of LNG bunkering facilities at Algoa Bay utilises Africa’s abundance of natural gas reserves to overcome the shortage of infrastructure as a barrier to the adoption of LNG as a fuel.

Comments Off on DNG Energy: South Africa Will Be a Major Global Force Within LNG Bunker Market / 24th November 2019

Plastic Pollution

It’s Time to Fight Plastic Pollution in the Oceans: Here’s What We Can Do

Most of us are using plastic now more than ever because it’s easy to use, affordable and durable. So, it’s not surprising that plastic has started to accumulate not only in dumpsters but also in places where they shouldn’t be.

Comments Off on It’s Time to Fight Plastic Pollution in the Oceans: Here’s What We Can Do / 22nd November 2019

International Oil Spill

International Oil Spill Conference 2020

All stakeholders gather to exchange research and lessons learned from previous oil spill responses to help move towards a common objective.

Comments Off on International Oil Spill Conference 2020 / 22nd November 2019

Fast Crew Supplier

To Support Offshore Wind Ambitions, Hung Hua Construction of Taiwan Orders Third Fast Crew Supplier

The contract was signed by the two parties at the start of September and, with the vessel already on stock at Damen Shipyards Singapore, it will be delivered this month following finishing and some customisation.

Comments Off on To Support Offshore Wind Ambitions, Hung Hua Construction of Taiwan Orders Third Fast Crew Supplier / 15th November 2019

HST Harri

Third Fast Crew Supplier 2710, HST Harri, Delivered by Damen to High Speed Transfers

The HST Harri is booked to start immediately on a five-year contract in the North Sea with wind farm operator MHI Vestas, where her duties will include delivering personnel and equipment to multiple sites.

Comments Off on Third Fast Crew Supplier 2710, HST Harri, Delivered by Damen to High Speed Transfers / 5th November 2019

offshore wind farm

BUMAX Wins Large Order for Belgian Offshore Wind Farm

BUMAX won the order to supply stainless studs, nuts and washers for the 219 MW “Northwester 2” offshore wind power plants thanks to its capability to provide high strength fasteners with excellent corrosion resistance that are suitable for extremely challenging North Sea conditions.

Comments Off on BUMAX Wins Large Order for Belgian Offshore Wind Farm / 3rd November 2019

damen rsv

Seafast Marine’s RSV Isle of Jura Named at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld

The RSV was commissioned by Seafast Marine for use in the offshore and onshore wind industries. As a business based in Ross-shire in Scotland, Seafast Marine was happy to see it painted in the colours of the country’s Saint Andrew’s flag.

Comments Off on Seafast Marine’s RSV Isle of Jura Named at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld / 1st November 2019

climate change

Climate Change Is Driving Plankton Towards the Poles

None of us were prepared for what climate change would bring to the world. More than 7,000 years ago, the last ice age ended abruptly signaling the beginning of the modern climate era.

No Comments / 28th October 2019

Coral Reefs

These Restoration Projects for Coral Reefs Prove That It’s Not Too Late Yet

The last 30 years has seen the death of 50% of the world’s coral reefs and up to 90% may die in the next century including 29 reefs with World Heritage sites.

No Comments / 25th October 2019