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New EVAC Waste Management System Comprehensive

Waste Disposal System: Image credit EVAC

Evac can now supply the entire waste handling system for vessels and rigs, to accord with MARPOL Annex V regulations. The company say they can supply the entire waste handling system for vessels and rigs, covering both dry and wet waste, from food waste handling to onboard sanitary and wastewater treatment. From January 1st 2013, new requirements relating to the management waste of ships and rigs entered into force. All waste onboard, except food waste, has to be collected, or incinerated, according to the new IMO Marpol Annex V regulations. This requires storage space for waste onboard. In case there is not space enough compactors and other waste handling systems have to be acquired. Incinerators can be used, but not in all areas. For example in the Baltic Sea this is forbidden. Evac can now provide a solution for the entire onboard waste handling needs. In short, the revisions to MARPOL Annex V as contained in resolution MEPC.201(62) prohibit the discharge of all garbage into the sea except as expressly permitted under specified circumstances for discharge of food waters, cargo residues, deck wash waters, and animal carcasses. Having equipped thousands of ships with waste and sanitary systems, EVAC considers itself to be qualified as the natural single source provider of onboard waste management systems.


Evac's Total Waste Management for Atlantic Mercy

Atlantic Mercy (Photo: EVAC)

The global cleantech company Evac has been chosen to supply its total waste management system to the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Atlantic Mercy. Owned and operated by the nonprofit Mercy Ships, the ship will provide medical care in the poorest parts of Africa. The vessel is now being constructed by the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation at the Tianjin Xingang Shipyard.   The contract to supply the vessel was signed in May 2015 for delivery in 2016.


Boatbuilder Fined for Waste Violations

The state Department of Ecology (Ecology) has fined Glacier Bay Inc. $39,000 for repeatedly failing to meet five safety and environmental requirements for handling dangerous waste. While the Monroe boat-builder fulfilled some portions of the state's dangerous-waste regulations, it did not consistently correct the five violations between April 2002 and March of this year. During that time, Ecology tried to help the company come into compliance by making technical assistance available.


Bunker Suppliers Applaud EU Waste Decision

Recent guidance handed down by the European Court of Justice which rules that off-spec fuel oil does not have to be handled as waste is a triumph of common sense which will be welcomed by all suppliers of fuel oils and bunkers.   Shell Nederland and Shell Belgium were disputing a ruling by the Dutch environmental authorities (ILENT) which wanted to force them to handle a parcel of diesel oil rejected by a Belgian client as waste


GPS Discharge Control System for Food Waste

OWMS

Through a cooperation with Marine Position AB, Uson Marine AB can now offer functionality from the Seatrade award winning system Environmental Navigator for its new GPS Discharge Control system for food waste. Together, the systems provide fail-safe control and monitoring of food waste discharge. The Uson food waste vacuum system (OWMS) is designed for hygienic collection and treatment of food waste in compliance with IMO Marpol 73/78 Annex V


Partnership Targets Waste Conversion Solutions

Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with Green Marine Capital (GMC) in an effort to enable off grid sustainability by developing and commercializing simple compact and economical products that allow any habitat to convert its waste into useful resources, such as energy and clean water, Terragon said. Terragon’s first commercially available product, the patented Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS)


Settlement Announced in GRUMANT Investigation

United States Attorney Michael Mosman announced today the settlement of a criminal investigation into illegal ocean pollution by the cargo ship M/V GRUMANT. Under the settlement, the operators of the GRUMANT will plead guilty to a single felony count for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution From Ships, a federal law that implements an international treaty forbidding oil pollution of the oceans by commercial ships. Grid Odessa, Ltd


IMO's 'London Convention' Celebrates Anniversary

Key international marine environment protection convention celebrates 40 years of progress. The use of the world’s oceans as a dumping ground for harmful wastes has been systematically regulated and reduced under the terms of an international convention that, this year, celebrates 40 years since it was first adopted. The "Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972", usually referred to as the "London Convention"


Alfa Laval Aalborg WHR Systems Ordered for UAS Fleet

Marios Petrou & Naif Al Khalidi

Alfa Laval Aalborg to supply XS-TC7A auxiliary engine waste heat recovery (WHR) economizers to all 48 ships in the United Arab Shipping (UAS) Company fleet. With its small footprint and the lowest possible weight to output ratio, the Aalborg XS-TC7A economizer optimizes the use of waste heat from the auxiliary engine exhaust gases during voyage and port stays. When used in combination with a waste heat recovery system installed after main engine


U.K.'s New Aircraft Carriers Get Babcock IWMS

Queen Elizabeth-class Under Construction: Photo credit Builders

Babcock delivers final Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS) component for UK’s new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. The Babcock-designed IWMS handles the various fluid and solid waste streams generated onboard the aircraft carriers and processes these until the products are benign and compatible with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) requirements for overboard discharge, or can be stored efficiently until landed


Hoover Container Solutions Opens Facility in Brazil

Photo: Hoover Container Solutions

Hoover Container Solutions, a global provider of chemical tanks, cargo carrying units and related products and services, opened its new service facility in Brazil.   The wash line facility allows Hoover to provide expanded cleaning services while handling all intermediate bulk containers


AMSA Relaxes Rules for First Aid Supplies

AMSA Making safety simple – working under the National System

  If you are operating in Class C, C Restricted, D or E waters, and are required to meet the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part C7A (Safety Equipment), you now have flexibility to determine the type and quantity of first aid supplies that are appropriate for your operation


Alberta Investigating Bird Deaths at Oil Sands Site

Blue herons dying

  Alberta's energy regulator said on Saturday it is investigating reports that about 30 blue herons have died at a Syncrude Canada oil sands mine site in the northern part of the Canadian province. The Alberta Energy Regulator said it sent investigators to the Syncrude Canada Mildred Lake


EnSolve Wins NSF Grant for Sox Scrubbers

Image: EnSolve Biosystems

Maritime equipment company EnSolve Biosystems won a $500,000 Phase IIB National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to continue commercial development of its EnScrub technology which treats particulates and petroleum hydrocarbons from the effluent of shipboard sulfur oxides (SOx) scrubber systems.


AMSA Prosecutes Shipping Cos, Masters for Pollution

Marine pollution within Great Barrier Reef

  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has prosecuted two shipping companies and their masters for two separate marine pollution incidents within the Great Barrier Reef. Tokyo based Perses Maritima Ltd and the master of its Japan registered vehicle carrier Asteria Leader were


Shippers Prosecuted for Garbage Dumping

CSCL Brisbane (Photo: Seaspan Corporation)

Two shipping companies and their masters have been prosecuted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) for two separate marine pollution incidents within the Great Barrier Reef.   Tokyo based Perses Maritima Ltd and the master of its Japan registered vehicle carrier Asteria Leader


Sunken 48-foot Sports Fisher Vessel Salvaged

USCG photo

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) monitored the salvage of the sunken  Bigbi Thursday, two miles north of Little Creek, Va.   The Bigbi sank at approximately 5:40 a.m., Saturday.   The four-man crew of the Bigbi activated their emergency personal indicating radio beacon


Norway’s DSD Shipping in Second US Indictment

Pic: DSD Shipping AS

 Norwegian firm Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab AS (DSD Shipping), and four of its employees, are now under three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Lafayette, LA, all relating to alleged environmental crimes and their cover ups.  


UK Shipping Company Fined for Environmental Crimes

Norbulk Shipping UK Ltd, a company based in Glasgow, U.K., and operator of the reefer cargo ship M/V Murcia Carrier, pleaded guilty to failing to maintain an accurate oil record book in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and providing false statements to the U.S


Thailand $1 bln Submarine Deal with China

General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister. Photo by Royal Thai Government

 Thailand’s navy has approved a 36 billion baht ($1.1 billion) plan to buy three submarines from China, reports local media. Royal Thai navy officials selected China over competing bids from Russia, Sweden, France, Germany and South Korea.   


Chief Mate Sentenced for Environmental Crimes

Valerii Georgiev, a Russian citizen and former chief mate of the ocean cargo vessel M/V Murcia Carrier, was sentenced to a term of three months prison for failing to maintain an accurate oil record book in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS)


Biofuels: Time Running Out for Tanker Owners

Photo: Rivertrace Engineering

New regulations on the carriage of biofuels could limit the trading flexibility of product tankers from next January, according to Rivertrace Engineering, Managing Director, Mike Coomber. This is because oil discharge monitoring equipment on board most existing vessels is not geared up to handle


New 43m DSVs Designed by Incat Crowther

Image: Incat Crowther

A pair of 43m Monohull Dive Support Vessels has been designed by Incat Crowther, with input from the builder and operator, to meet RINA class requirements for special service, diving and dynamic positioning.   The vessels are currently under construction at Arpoadar Engenharia, in Guaruja


Shipper Fined for Dumping Garbage in the Great Barrier Reef

The master and owners of the Hong Kong registered bulk carrier ANL Kardinia have been prosecuted for illegally dumping garbage in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.   Prosecuted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), One Armania Shipping Ltd


Self-lubricating Bearing Polymer: Safe, Easy to Machine

Photo: Vesconite

Many plastics and metallic alloys present machining challenges as some deform and are difficult to maintain exacting tolerances, while others require strict and costly adherence to environmental regulations. Vesconite claims to solve these issues with a high-performance bearing polymer that is






 
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