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UAE’s Fujairah Port is Latest to Ban Open-Loop Scrubbers

LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – The port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates has decided to ban the use of a type of ship exhaust cleaner, becoming the latest location to impose restrictions on so-called open-loop scrubbers, a port document showed. In recent months, many shipping companies have opted to fit scrubbers onboard their […]

Equinor Turning to Shore Power to Reduce Emissions Across Supply Chain

Norwegian energy major Equinor is increasingly turning towards shore power as one of several measures to reduce emissions in its logistics supply chain for the Norwegian Continental Shelf. As of this month, the company has thirteen supply vessels under long-term contracts that have installed hybrid battery power and ship-to-shore charging systems on board, and a […]

Despite Challenges, USCGC Polar Star Arrives in Antarctica

The 150 crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star have arrived in Antarctica along with a resupply vessel as part of Operation Deep Freeze, the annual mission to resupply U.S. interests in Antarctica. The icebreaker’s arrival comes after the crew experienced multiple mechanical issues, including ship-wide power outages, and against the backdrop of […]

Ship in Deadly Black Sea Blaze was Turned Away from Port Over Sanctions

By Damir Khalmetov and Alexander Ershov MOSCOW, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Two ships ablaze in the Black Sea region, leaving at least 10 crew dead, caught fire while transferring fuel mid-sea after one vessel was barred from using its usual port in southern Russia due to U.S. sanctions risk, two sources told Reuters. The vessels, which […]

Death Toll Set to Climb from Black Sea Ship Fire

  MOSCOW, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Ten crew died and another 10 were missing presumed dead in a fire that broke out on two ships while they were transferring fuel in the Black Sea, Russia’s Transport Ministry said on Tuesday. The vessels which caught fire on Monday have the same names as two Tanzania-flagged ships, […]