Environmental

Magnitude 7.7 quake strikes in Pacific

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.7. struck in the eastern Pacific Ocean on Friday, close to the Northern Mariana Islands, but was not expected to trigger a tsunami, the U.

Singapore, Malaysia Conduct Joint Chemical Spill Drill

 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Marine Department of Malaysia (MDM) conducted a joint chemical spill exercise at sea along the East

Crude Oil Cleanup Underway after Flowline Spill

An estimated maximum potential of 840 gallons of crude oil reportedly discharged from a flowline, owned by Texas Petroleum Management, into a marsh near Southwest Pass, Thursday.

EVOL LNG to Bunker LNG at Fremantle Ports

In an Australian first, EVOL LNG has been approved by Fremantle Ports to bunker liquefied natural gas (LNG), providing access to the cleaner shipping fuel alternative

Insights: Kunkel Weighs in on Propulsion Technology

LNG? Methanol as fuel? Hybrid systems? Tier 4? Reducing noise? Cutting emissions without crushing fuel economy? Marine News readers have questions and Bob Kunkel has answers.

Safety and Preparation on the Brownwater Radar

Weather Channel Forecasters are predicting a “near-average” hurricane season for 2016, but warn that an average season does not mean businesses and residents shouldn’t prepare for the worst.

Germany Boosts H1 Wind Capacity

Germany installed 1,892 megawatts (MW) of new onshore wind power capacity in the first six months of 2016, industry groups said on Thursday, adding that the total

Van Oord lands Bilfinger Bounty

Van Oord has reached agreement on the acquisition of the offshore wind activities of Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems GmbH, a German company active in the engineering,

Oil Spills from VLOC in Strait of Malacca

Berge Bulk Maritime confirms that an its VLOC (Very Large Ore Carrier)  “BERGE BUREYA” – (IMO/LR # 9297539) operated vessel was involved in an oil spill incident

Damen Presents Decommissioning Vessels Concept

Damen Shipyards Group has announced its latest concept design: the Damen Decommissioning Series. The vessel will specialize in three core areas of the oil and gas

French Dunkerque LNG Terminal Switched to Emergency Mode

At the Dunkerque LNG terminal, currently being tested, emergency mode was activated this night, because presence of LNG (liquid) into the flare system, causing

Abandoned Pipeline Spills Crude Oil in Barataria Bay

An abandoned flow line near Lake Grande Ecaille has reportedly discharged an estimated 4,200 gallons of crude oil, Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The pipeline belongs to Hilcorp Energy,

Miko Launches Emergency Pipe Repair Kit

A kit that can be used to seal leaks in high pressure pipes has been developed by Miko Marine in response to a specific request from St1 in Norway. Detailed study

Coal Surges Past $50 as Crude Prices Sag

Both coal and oil rallied from over 10-year lows in early 2016, but coal, oil have diverged since June. Coal prices in 2016 have regained their footing above the psychological threshold of $50,

KVH's Zika Virus Safety Video for Mariners

KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that it is offering Videotel’s new safety and training video about the Zika virus free to all mariners worldwide.

Fugro Begins Seabed Investigation at Nuclear Power Site

Fugro has commenced marine site characterisation works for Horizon Nuclear Power at the proposed Wylfa Newydd power station site on the Isle of Anglesey, UK. The

LNG-fueled Bulker Ordered from Korea

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has signed a contract to build a 50,000 dwt bulk carrier with ILSHIN LOGISTICS. The project is a collaboration between POSCO and ILSHIN

Long Beach Awards Sovcomflot for Green Shipping

PAO Sovcomflot earned the Green Environmental Achievement Award from California's Port of Long Beach, recognizing the shipper for its ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship.

BP Pursues New Projects Despite Profit Miss

BP could sign off on three more projects this year. BP will forge ahead with at least three more new projects this year, its CEO said, despite the British oil

Wärtsilä REvolution system takes sealing technology to New Level

The new Wärtsilä REvolution system is a digital management system that controls, monitors, records and analyses the performance of seals autonomously in real time,

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