Celebrity Cruises Garners Environmental Protection Award

Monday, August 07, 2000
Celebrity Cruises' Century, Galaxy and Mercury have today been awarded Lloyd's Register's Environmental Protection descriptive note. The 70,000-gt Century; 76,000-gt Galaxy; and 76,000-gt Mercury are the first ships to be assigned EP descriptive notes.

The award recognizes Celebrity Cruises' compliance with Lloyd's Register's Provisional Rules for Environmental Protection. All vessels underwent a comprehensive process of plan appraisal, survey and audit to demonstrate compliance with Rules setting requirements for NOx and SOx emission levels from engines; restricting or prohibiting the use of ozone depleting refrigerant gases and fire fighting media; mandating essentially zero discharge to sea of oily wastes, treatment or holding of black and gray water, and effective garbage management and disposal.

The issue of organisms carried in ballast water was dealt with by a requirement for the adoption of precautionary measures to minimize the translocation of non-native organisms.

Prohibition of the application and use of TBT based antifouling paints is also phased in. In addition to the basic requirements, Lloyd's Register's Rules include optional, more stringent requirements covering: hull anti-fouling systems, ballast water management, protected fuel tanks, gray water treatment, NOx and SOx emissions, refrigerant gases and vapor emission control systems (VECS). Compliance with these additional requirements can be selected as required to highlight substantial investment in particular aspects of pollution control and is recognized by the assignment of supplementary characters to the notation. This system enables owners to tailor the environmental certification to emphasize their particular achievements while ensuring adherence to baseline environmental standards.

Accordingly, supplementary character, A, has been assigned to both Century and Galaxy in recognition of their use of tin free anti-fouling coatings.

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Sapurakencana Wins 3 Petronas Oil blocks

SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad today announced that it has entered into Sale and Purchase Agreements to acquire the entire interest of PETRONAS in 3 blocks offshore

Time-out for Kwanza Drilling

Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola.

President Pryor Retires from ExxonMobil Chemicals

Stephen D. Pryor, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has elected to retire on January 1, 2015, after more than 44 years of service.

Environmental

Steven Palazzo Visits HII, Newport

Huntington Ingalls Industries today hosted Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division. Palazzo represents the fourth district of Mississippi,

Environmental Groups: IMO Polar Code Too Weak

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) today adopted the Polar Code aimed at regulating shipping in Polar Regions. Several environmental groups have criticized

Bouchard Vessels Honored by SCA

Forty-three Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. vessels have been honored by The Chamber of Shipping America (CSA) with Certificates of Environmental Achievement.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2278 sec (4 req/sec)