Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Maritime News

A Staggering Amount of Plastic is Floating in the World’s Oceans, New Study Shows

Researchers unveiled on Wednesday what they called the most scientifically rigorous estimate to date of the amount of plastic litter in the oceans.

December 10, 2014
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Maritime News

New Satellite Data Reveals Major Uptick in Global Maritime Traffic

Maritime traffic on the world’s oceans has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, according to a new study published by the American Geophysical Union quantifying global ship traffic and its impacts on the environment.

November 17, 2014
Total Views: 60

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Turkey Ratifies Ballast Water Management Convention

The world is a step closer today to tackling one of the most serious threats to the ocean environment, the spread of invasive organisms via the ballast water systems of...

October 14, 2014
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Friday, September 26, 2014

The U.S. Just Created The World’s Largest Marine Reserve in the Pacific

President Obama on Thursday signed a proclamation designating the world's largest marine reserve and declaring it completely off limits to commercial fishing and mining.

September 26, 2014
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Abalone Farmers Storm Chinese Shipyard

A shipyard in China's southeast has suspended operations after at least 500 farmers, who blame water pollution from the yard for killing their abalone harvest, stormed the yard and smashed its offices, an official at the shipyard said on Tuesday.

September 23, 2014
Total Views: 4

Friday, September 19, 2014
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SPOTD: Japanese-Built Merchant Vessel Sunk Off Texas

Flanked by Texas Game Warden boats, the 155-foot Kinta S was sunk in 75 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico near Corpus Christi on Wednesday, September 17, 2014....

September 19, 2014
Total Views: 15

Thursday, September 18, 2014
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SPOTD: Ships Disappear in Thick Haze Off Singapore

Vessels line the coast in an anchorage area shrouded by haze in Singapore on September 18, 2014. Easterly winds have been moving vast clouds of smoke from forest fires burning...

September 18, 2014
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Can This Ocean Array Rid The World’s Oceans of Harmful Plastics?

We first heard about this concept back in late 2012 when a first year aerospace engineering student named Boyan Slat gave a TED talk about how the Great Pacific Garbage patch, and all of the world's oceans for that matter, can essentially clean themselves of harmful plastics.

August 14, 2014
Total Views: 5

Friday, May 16, 2014
johan sverdrup

Norway’s Lawmakers Force Statoil to Power Offshore Fields From Land

Mikael Holter and Stephen Treloar May 16 (Bloomberg) — Norwegian opposition parties will force Statoil ASA and other companies to power four North Sea oil fields from land, risking further...

May 16, 2014
Total Views: 1

Thursday, May 15, 2014
johan sverdrup field

Taking the Environmental Option at Johan Sverdrup May Put Thousands of Jobs at Risk

Mikael Holter May 15 (Bloomberg) — Norwegian lawmakers pressuring oil companies to power North Sea fields from land in an attempt to cut greenhouse-gas emissions risk thousands of jobs by...

May 15, 2014
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Maritime News

Saving the Environment by Using Old Tankers in New Ways

Norwegian engineering firm Enviro Nor AS, in collaboration with DNV GL and Innovasjon Norge, have recently unveiled concepts that utilize oil tankers  in a highly innovative way, one that hopes to help...

May 13, 2014
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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Engineering News

K-Line Orders New, Environmentally-Optimized Car Carrier

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., Japan’s third-largest shipping line by sales, has ordered a vessel fitted with an engine to cut nitrogen oxide emissions to meet stricter controls, said three people familiar with the situation.

February 12, 2014
Total Views: 3

Thursday, January 2, 2014
dnv gl spindrift research vessel

Spindrift – A Plastic Debris Research Concept Vessel

"Like CO2, plastic pollution in the ocean is everyone's problem," says Bjørn Haugland, DNV-GL's Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer. "And like CO2, all the solutions are not clearly visible at present. Innovation is needed."

January 2, 2014
Total Views: 12

Monday, December 23, 2013
Maritime News

Virus Kills Over 1,000 Bottlenose Dolphins Along U.S. East Coast

More than 1,000 migratory bottlenose dolphins have died from a measles-like virus along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard in 2013 and the epidemic shows no sign of abating, a marine biologist said on Monday.

December 23, 2013
Total Views: 6

Friday, November 15, 2013
Engineering News

Japan Achieves First-Ever Ship Recycling Compliance Cert from ClassNK

ClassNK has announced that it has issued the first Statement of Compliance for a ship recycling facility in Japan to Miyaji Salvage Co. Ltd. This marks the first time that...

November 15, 2013
Total Views: 5

Monday, October 21, 2013

New Report Claims Devastating Effects From Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

According to a recent report NOAA claims that deep-­sea soft sediment ecosystem in the immediate area of the 2010’s Deepwater Horizon blowout and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may...

October 21, 2013
Total Views: 1

Monday, October 14, 2013
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Engineering News

Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants: New Technology to Protect the Ocean

The shipping industry is well on its way to becoming greener. However, being aware of global environmental regulations, let alone knowing how to be compliant, can be challenging for even...

October 14, 2013
Total Views: 15

Friday, August 30, 2013
shipbreaking ship recycling scrapping

Cargo Ships on Beaches…Really?

A perspective on ship recycling and how to end beaching  Like most other things, ships don’t last forever. After 25-30 years they are no longer commercially usable and therefore taken...

August 30, 2013
Total Views: 147

Thursday, August 22, 2013
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Maritime News

DFDS Installs More Emissions Scrubbers To Comply With New 2015 Regs

Danish Ferry operator DFDS, have announced they have invested a total of DKK 400 million (USD $71 million) in new scrubber technology. The company reported reaching this figure by recently...

August 22, 2013
Total Views: 5

Friday, August 16, 2013
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Deep Ocean To Resolve Human Role In Global Warming

By Gerard Wynn LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The world’s oceans have absorbed more than 90 percent of global warming since the mid-20th century, making accurate measurements of deep ocean...

August 16, 2013
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