Blogs

MEPC 72

Four Things to Know About MEPC72 Ballast Water Deliberations

By Jad Mouawad 2018-04-17 20:40:27

IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) met between April 9 and 13, 2018 with a large number of documents related to the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention to be handled.  Of the topics discussed, four of the most important...

Continue Reading...
Credit: Captain Richard Madden

Fatigue: Can You Just Get Used to it?

By Captain Richard Madden 2018-04-14 20:08:44

Fatigue. It's a way of life for so many of us. From first responders to students to the transportation industry, it's a badge of honor to pull the all-nighter or push through an extended period with no rest. The military...

Continue Reading...
ship

Scrubber Wash Water Monitoring Essential to Compliance

By Brian Phillips 2018-04-01 03:26:52

The impending 0.5 percent sulfur cap on marine fuel is putting pressure on shipowners and operators to decide which path they will take in complying with MARPOL’s Annex VI regulations that will become...

Continue Reading...
bridge

ECDIS: What Happens When the GPS Signal Goes Away?

By Captain Richard Madden 2018-03-26 17:26:58

The U.S. Maritime Administration issued U.S. Maritime Alert 2018-004 A “Possible GPS Interference – Eastern Mediterranean Sea” on March 23 in in response to reports of GPS disruptions and interference from multiple vessels and aircraft between Cyprus and Port Said,...

Continue Reading...
bubble

Preventing Hurricanes Using Air Bubbles

By Gemini News 2018-03-21 16:58:00

[By Ingvil Snøfugl]  Many people have tried to find ways of preventing hurricanes before they make landfall, resulting in the loss of human lives. Norwegian researchers believe that the answer lies in cold bubbles. In recent years we have witnessed...

Continue Reading...
alt

Strategies to Combat Maritime Asset Corrosion

By Merrick Alpert 2018-03-21 14:32:00

The ravages of salt water can wreck even the sturdiest offshore and onshore structures. Wind-blown salt from bodies of saltwater can deposit on surfaces and accumulate over time. As one of the planet’s most abundant sources of corrosion, salt can combine...

Continue Reading...
MS Helgoland

A Blue Angel for Cassen Eils' MS Helgoland

By Erik Kravets 2018-03-18 19:28:45

Known colloquially as "the German eco-label", the Blue Angel (in German: Blauer Engel) has been awarded since 1978 to the top 20-30 percent of environmental performers in various categories (e.g. household appliances, automobiles). Intriguingly, the German tourism fleet (i.e. the...

Continue Reading...
Prelude FLNG

Classification of FLNGs and FSRUs Requires Flexibility

By Richard Nott and Mark Tipping 2018-03-14 19:59:23

Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facilities such as Shell’s Prelude and Petronas’ Satu coming online as well as Chevron’s onshore Gorgan project have greatly increased the availability of LNG. With so many large LNG projects coming on stream the nature...

Continue Reading...
conference

Cyber Security at Sea: The Real Threats

By David Rider 2018-03-10 22:05:14

The maritime cyber security landscape is a confusing place. On the one hand, you have commercial providers suggesting the risks of everything from a hostile attack on ship’s systems which allows the vessel to be remotely controlled by pirates and...

Continue Reading...
whales

Whales of Antarctica and the Arctic

By Robert C. Brears 2018-03-07 18:24:02

Whales are the world’s largest mammals, found in the Arctic and Antarctica. Here are some of the major species you may see on voyages to these remarkable areas.  Humpback whales commuting to warmer waters The humpback whale has a small...

Continue Reading...
More News Stories