Greenpeace Demands the Arctic be Protected
Greenpeace maintains that what happens in the Arctic affects us all. Besides acting as a planetary air-conditioner, the region is a bellwether for the health of our climate and the global ecosystem.
Fire-damaged Tanker Granted Bahrain Entry
The "Stolt Valor" caught fire on 15th March 2012 north of Bahrain. The fire, which broke out on board the vessel was completely extinguished by 22nd March, while the removal of all pollutants - both chemical cargo and fuel - was completed by the 29th of April, with no spillage during the transfer. The vessel is currently in stable condition at anchor with minimum stresses applied. The Kingdom of Bahrain…
Indonesia to Build Three New Ports
In addition to the much anticipated Kalibaru Port that is expected to cost Rp 22.6 trillion (US$2.39 billion) in the first investment phase, Pelindo II will construct new ports in Tanjung Sawuh…
Somali President Urges More Counter-piracy Help
Speaking at the opening of the two-day Marine Counter Piracy Conference, which runs in its 2nd edition in the Gulf Arab Emirate (UAE) of Dubai, the widely internationally…
Hydrographic Survey Contract for Fugro OSAE
The hydrograpiic survey work for the years 2012-13, consists of a 7,100km² segment worth EUR 2.1 million. Data acquisition will be accomplished by Fugro vessels, two of which, M.V. Meridian and M.V. Victor Hensen, have already done survey work on the previous year's allocation of Baltic and Bothnian surveys. With water depths up to 300m, the survey will be undertaken following the Swedish and Finnish adaptation of the IHO Standards for Hydrographic Survey, S-44, namely FSIS-44.
Arctic OIl Research Center to be Established
The initiative was presented recently at the Arctic Energy Agenda , a meeting of top energy representatives from a number of countries and companies. At the meeting…
Hurricane Insurance Options for Boaters
“It’s important that boat owners understand the details of their hurricane coverage before a storm approaches,” said Eric Baillargeon, GEICO Insurance Agency boat program manager.
US Port Implements New Terminal Management Solution
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation providers of technology for the movement of cargo through terminals, announce that Richmond Marine Terminal, in Richmond Virginia, went live with Navis SPARCS N4.
British Nuclear Sub Rejoins the Fleet
The vessel, one of the UK's four Vanguard Class nuclear submarines, has been officially handed back to the Navy for operational use. Known as a Long Overhaul Period (Refuel), the work package was an enormous engineering task, with the submarine emerging as effectively a new boat inside. Around 2.2 million man-hours were involved in the overhaul under a £350m contract with Babcock Marine at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth.
Fuel Filtration System Adds Mobile Access
Beginning shortly, large refiners and importers of marine diesel fuel subject to U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulations must meet their ULSD (ultra…
Safety Agency Lays Off More Workers
Amongst those receiving notices today are technical inspectors responsible for marine safety and security, as well as civil aviation airworthiness inspector. "We…