Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ship Owners and Unions Raise Concern at Casualty Reporting Failures

June 13, 2013 by  
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Shipowners and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to express concern at flag states’ failure to submit maritime casualty reports as required under international Conventions. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents 80% of the world merchant fleet, and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which represents seafarers’ unions worldwide, have made a joint submission […]

Marine Navigation Bill gains Royal Assent

June 13, 2013 by  
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The Marine Navigation Bill received Royal Assent on 29 April and will now be known as the Marine Navigation Act 2013, with commencement expected within a few months. The UK Chamber of Shipping welcomes the new Act which was originally a Private Member’s Bill promoted by Sheryll Murray MP containing wide ranging measures urgently required […]

NGOS and shipping industry make ground-breaking joint call for review of legal discharge status of polyisobutene (PIB)

June 13, 2013 by  
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The number of seabirds recorded washed up on beaches in two incidents along the English Channel, covered in polyisobutene (PIB), has passed 4,000. Now, leading wildlife conservation and animal welfare charities and the UK Chamber of Shipping, supported by the wider industry body Maritime UK, have come together as a single voice to call for […]

OP-ED: Gearless Mechanical Power Transfer for Ferries and Tugs

December 5, 2012 by  
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Written by Harry Valentine There are mechanical power transfer drive systems that date from the heyday of steam powered ships that may still have application in modern day maritime propulsion. While modern heavy-duty power transfer systems use expensive electrical methods or gear trains, earlier generation steam-powered technology distributed power using gearless mechanical technology. Steam railway […]

OP-ED: Loss of HMS Bounty: The Sea Wins Again

December 5, 2012 by  
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By Captain Peter Squicciarini, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Master Merchant Mariner Yet another tragedy at sea. The October “superstorm” known as Hurricane Sandy claimed another vessel, this time the unique and historic HMS Bounty. She was lost October 29th off the coast of North Carolina in some of the Atlantic’s most treacherous waters. She isn’t the first […]

MarEx Exclusive: Rescue at Sea [PART 2]

December 5, 2012 by  
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The author recounts a real-life rescue and the lessons learned. By Captain Chris Palle, WSI Both she and I were very lucky when my left hand connected with her head. I could feel her struggling still. Towing her by the hair I stroked for the surface, running short of air now myself. We reached the […]

Tired of Talking Green: SEEMP Is a Good First Step

December 5, 2012 by  
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Discussing maritime technology without the marketing clichés But more is needed to achieve meaningful carbon reductions. By Wendy Laursen For some ship operators, the mandatory introduction of Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plans (SEEMP) following the first survey after January 1, 2013 will lead to just another paper exercise, probably started and completed in December. SEEMP doesn’t […]

Meeting Zig Ziglar

December 5, 2012 by  
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Ziglar, who had been suffering from pneumonia, died at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas on November 28, 2012. He was 86. By: Michael Levin The next-to-last time I saw Zig Ziglar [shown in thumb image], I was one of 17,000 in attendance at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, where he […]

Sea Installer Gears Up for New Tasks in UK and Denmark

December 5, 2012 by  
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A2SEA’s newly build Sea Installer calls into the Port of Esbjerg around the 6 December. Around New Year the ship will be sailing with two 6MW Siemens test mills to be installed at Gunfleet Sands. Hereafter the Sea Installer will work at the Anholt project where A2SEA then will have four vessels working with installation. […]

Keppel FELS Delivers Jack-Up Rig to Oro Negro (Mexico)

December 5, 2012 by  
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Keppel FELS has delivered Primus, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to offshore Mexican oil field services company, Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro (Oro Negro), seven days early and with a perfect safety record. Named earlier today at Keppel FELS, Primus was officially delivered on 16 November 2012. It is the first of two […]

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