What you need to know about the new MEG4

The maritime industry has always been concerned with safety. Developing mooring systems that are adequate for intended service, with maximum integration of guidelines across a wide range of ship styles and sizes is therefore essential. Although multiple guidelines exist, none are as extensive or well-received as the Mooring Equipment Guidelines (MEG) published by the Oil … [Read more...]

Ever wanted to own an ex-military ship? Now you can

Ever wanted to own an ex-military ship? Well, now’s your chance. GraysOnline, Australia’s leading online industrial auctioneer is currently selling three vessels via un unreserved online auction. A Fleet training and support vessel HMAS “Seahorse Horizon”, located in New South Wales and two Self Propelled Water Fuel Lighter vessels, “Wyulda” located in Western Australia and … [Read more...]

What is OPA 1990?

This article was contributed by Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance On March 24, 1989, Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef while traversing through Prince William Sound and spilled nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil into the surrounding Alaskan waters. To date, this is one of the most catastrophic oil spills in human history, but it did lead to some impactful legal … [Read more...]

What is a Vessel Response Plan and What to Do in The Event of a Spill

Contributed by Safe Harbor http://safeharborpollutioninsurance.com Oil spills are rare, but when they do occur, they’re devastating. Although those who make their livelihood at sea hope to never have to experience an oil spill, and work to prevent them at all costs, everyone needs to understand their responsibilities should the worst case scenario occur. One thing you … [Read more...]