Ships emissions can be seen in the clouds
Some of the pollution particles generated by ships are soluble in water and serve as the seeds around which cloud droplets form. Clouds filled with ship exhaust have more and smaller droplets. This caused the light hitting the clouds scatter and NASA has released an image illustrating to appear brighter.
Arctic unlikely to be viable shipping alternative in the near future
The Arctic Institute issued a paper acknowledging that significant progress has been made on Arctic governance, but there is still much to be done. The transit of Christophe de Margerie is an optimistic development, but such journeys must have thoughtful analysis on travel throughout the Arctic region.
NZ new vessel biofouling rules in effect this May
From May 2018, all vessels arriving in New Zealand will need to have a clean hull, meaning that vessels staying longer than 20 days or visiting places that aren't places of first arrival will only be allowed a slime layer and goose barnacles, according to the (CRMS) Craft Risk Management Standard.
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Green shipping updates & Regulatory overview
In his presentation at the 2018 GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Anthony Vourdahas,ABS, attempted to clarify the regulatory landscape facing ship operators and owners from 2020 and beyond.
Helicopter pilot crashes off Port Hedland, Australia
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) received a report that a helicopter had crashed into the water about 35 kilometres north of Port Hedland in Western Australia, and is currently conducting a search in that area.
New potential refuges for ships identified in Haida Gwaii
The Haida Nation and Transport Canada have revised a regional plan to ensure that ships in need of assistance have a designated location to stabilize their condition and reduce the hazards to navigation, human life and the environment.
Japan Coast Guard pushes negligent homicide charges over US warship collision
The Japan Coast Guard has recommended negligent homicide charges for the USS Fitzgerald’s officer of the deck and the ACX Crystal’s second officer, following the fatal collision on 17 Jun 2017, which caused death of seven sailors.