Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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Maritime News

Maritime Shipping Firms Fined for Violating California Emissions Regs

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) announced they have levied fines against three maritime shipping firms for failing to switch from heavy fuel oil to low sulfur marine distillate fuel...

August 13, 2013
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Thursday, August 1, 2013
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News

Alstom’s 1 Megawatt Tidal Turbine Shows Promise

Alstom has achieved a significant milestone this week when its tidal power turbine achieved a full nominal power output of 1MW at their European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney,...

August 1, 2013
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Maritime News

Ballast Water Convention | UK P&I Club Highlights Key Issues

In the wake of the forthcoming legislation on ballast water, the UK P&I club has published an updated report highlighting a number of key issues that need to be addressed before...

August 1, 2013
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
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Maritime News

Invasive Green Crabs are Eating Their Way North into Maine

By Dave Sherwood FREEPORT, Maine, May 30 (Reuters) – An invasion of European green crabs, encouraged by rising ocean temperatures, is eating its way north through Maine’s clam flats, threatening...

May 30, 2013
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Friday, May 17, 2013
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Maritime News

IMO Takes a Step Back from NOx Emissions Controls

IMO has taken the controversial decision to consider delaying the implementation of tighter limits for nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from ships operating in emission control areas (ECA).

May 17, 2013
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Sunday, April 7, 2013
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Oceans may explain slowdown in climate change

OSLO (Reuters) – Climate change could get worse quickly if huge amounts of extra heat absorbed by the oceans are released back into the air, scientists said after unveiling new...

April 7, 2013
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Saturday, April 6, 2013
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Uncategorized

Fukushima Plant Leaked 120 Tons of Radioactive Water Into Pacific Ocean

How much radioactive waste has leaked into the pacific ocean? Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) said thousands of gallons of highly radioactive water has leaked from an underground pool at the crippled Fukushima...

April 6, 2013
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Friday, March 29, 2013
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Blog

WATCH: 1000 Kilometer Fracture Develops in Beaufort Sea Ice

By Adam Voiland, Science Writer at NASA Earth Observatory The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured this view of extensive sea-ice fracturing off the northern...

March 29, 2013
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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Maritime News

ICS Chairman Calls For Economic Sustainability In Shipping

Speaking yesterday at Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2013 conference in USA, Mr Masamichi Morooka, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, told delegates: “In a truly difficult economic climate like...

March 19, 2013
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Blog

From Dynamite to Deconstruction, or How to Remove Ships from Coral Reefs

By Doug Helton, NOAA On January 17, 2013, the Navy mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian ran aground on a coral reef in the Philippines. Salvage experts evaluated various options for removing the...

February 26, 2013
Total Views: 18

Thursday, February 14, 2013
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OCEARCH and Caterpillar: a Partnership to Save the Great Ocean Predators

The following images depicts a tragedy which is quietly unfolding around the world. On top of a factory building in Hong Kong, over ten thousand shark fins are being dried...

February 14, 2013
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Sunday, February 10, 2013
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Maritime News

New Commission Created to Protect “Vast Areas” of World’s Oceans Neglected by UNCLOS 1982

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, Feb 11 (Reuters) – The high seas that cover almost half the Earth’s surface are a treasure trove with little legal protection from growing...

February 10, 2013
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Monday, January 21, 2013
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Maritime News

Compulsory Fuel-Switching in Hong Kong?

New proposals at the world’s third largest port may require all shippers that pass through the area to switch to low-sulphur fuels. In his latest policy address, the Hong Kong Chief...

January 21, 2013
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Friday, January 11, 2013
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US Environmental Protection Agency Finds Arctic Drilling Rig Not In Compliance

Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s (RDSA, RDSB) Kulluk oil rig violated nine conditions of its air-quality permit while drilling in the waters off Alaska, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in...

January 11, 2013
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Friday, January 4, 2013
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Blog

Increased Maritime Activity Highlights Need for National Ocean Policy

By Susan Olcott, This New Year comes with new opportunities – as well as the potential for conflicts – in the open ocean. In 2013, the US federal government will...

January 4, 2013
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Maritime News

Emission Control Areas– A Risky Business?

A recent investigation by the UK P&I Club revealed evidence that compliance with low sulphur fuel regulations has exacerbated ever-increasing incidences of vessel main engine failures and electrical blackouts. Engine failure, steering...

October 17, 2012
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
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Engineering News

A Few Minutes with Tom Kirk from the American Bureau of Shipping [INTERVIEW]

Amid the throngs of maritime professionals from around the world and the huge expanse of the 2012 SMM Hamburg conference, I sat down with the American Bureau of Shipping’s Director...

September 27, 2012
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
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Greenpeace Writes to Russian President, Expresses Concerns About Arctic Drilling [LETTER]

Dear Mr. President, I write these lines to you on board the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, as we leave the Russian economic zone waters north of the Kola Peninsula. You...

August 30, 2012
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Friday, August 24, 2012
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Greenpeace Activists Get Ice-Cold Greeting by Russian Drilling Rig Crew

Greenpeace activists scaled OAO Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya platform in the Arctic to protest drilling plans on Russia’s first major oil project in the ocean. Six ecologists, including the environmental organization’s executive...

August 24, 2012
Total Views: 4

Friday, August 10, 2012
Blog

Words Can’t Describe Something this Beautiful Well Enough [VIDEO]

20 miles off Santa Cruz, California, Mark Peters and some friends were fishing for albacore and playing around with a custom underwater “torpedo” case for his HD GoPro video camera....

August 10, 2012
Total Views: 2