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Canada funds research of noise pressures on marine mammals

As part of its efforts to secure a sustainable marine environment for the years to come, the Government of Canada announced a $26.6 million in funding from the Oceans Protection Plan for research to help better understand noise pressures on marine mammals.

Environmentalists call Japan not to weak ban on commercial whaling

After spending more than three decades slaughtering whales in defiance of an international moratorium on commercial whaling, Japan is proposing a package of measures at an International Whaling Commission meeting next month that would effectively lift the global ban on for-profit whaling.

New Zealand court quashes seabed mining off Pātea

New Zealand’s High Court has quashed the EPA’s green light for Trans-Tasman Resources’ experimental seabed mining operation off Pātea, in Taranaki and environmentalists are celebrating as the country’s only known population of blue whale ‘has been granted a reprieve’.

Canada updates regulations for whale watching

Last week, Canada introduced new rules for whale watching and approaching marine mammals, which will provide a minimum approach distance of 100 metres for most whales, dolphins and porpoises to legally protect these animals from human disturbances.

Watch: Connecting people to protect whales

The short film, produced by the Port of Vancouver, gives an insight into one of the key sustainability projects that the port has initiated in a bid to protect the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales that inhabit the waters off British Columbia. 

Wind propulsion a realistic choice toward decarbonisation

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mr. Gavin Allwright, Secretary of the International Windship Association (IWSA), mentions that industry has realized wind propulsion is a realistic choice for a more sustainable future and refers to the existing wind assisted marine projects. Although the viability of these installations is starting to be proved, there are still barriers for the industry to overcome with perception being on top of these

Cyprus examines creation of Blue Growth technical hub

MaRITeC-X project will focus on marine and shipping research and innovation, aiming to set out the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute in Cyprus. As Deputy Minister of Shipping Natasa Pilides said, this centre of excellence can provide many economic and social benefits to Cyprus and can also promote the country’s energy plans.

Australia to ban transshipment in Great Barrier Reef

In a bid to protect the Great Barrier Reef and the tens of thousands of jobs that rely on the Reef, Australia’s Palaszczuk Government has announced a new policy prohibiting the transshipping within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Hamburg to accommodate eco-friendly power supply technology

Innovative technology will be developed in Hamburg to enable large and very large container ships to switch off their auxiliary diesel supplies during lay time and draw the power for on-board operations from a mobile generator. Namely, Becker Marine Systems, Hapag-Lloyd AG and Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG have been testing the new technology as part of a joint pilot project.

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Unplanned deployment of free fall lifeboat alongside vessel
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Dozens dead from ferry capsizing in Tanzania
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
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K Line to use various measures to comply with 2020 sulphur cap
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Partner trio team up to promote LNG as a fuel
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LR grants AiP to HHI for LPG VLGC design
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How to survive in the automation skills market 
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Key advantages and disadvantages of ship autonomy
blockchain
ABP to use blockchain to improve port connectivity
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
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Stolt disagrees with Flaminia ruling
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Court found MSC not liable for Flaminia fire
ilo fishing convention
Crew was beaten on the first fishing vessel detained under ILO
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
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Richard Turner elected President of IUMI
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Shipping decarbonization: Three key elements to move forward
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US, Panama ink maritime transportation agreement
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Seven career paths to choose in oil and gas
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IUMI: Outlook for marine cargo insurance remain challenging
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UK: Four scenarios of a no-deal Brexit
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Key advantages and disadvantages of ship autonomy
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Hidden engine room hot spots
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