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Watch: How green financing can lead to a low-carbon world

Catherine Howarth said that its is positive that the biggest fund managers support requirements on companies to address climate risk. However, high-carbon companies are not showing a high level of commitment towards adopting a low-carbon strategy. Moreover, if the financial markets focus more on environmental matters, this could lead to a transformation towards a low-carbon world.

Watch: Lessons learned from main engine failure

In their latest video promoting maritime safety and accident prevention, the Standard P&I Club and CHIRP Maritime share best practice in the event of main engine failure. With respect to a particular case, CHIRP recommended that it is best practice to test a main engine prior to departure by turning it over on both air and fuel.

Watch: Höegh LNG launches 10th FSRU

The video, issued by Oslo-based Höegh LNG, depicts the launch of the company’s 10th floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea, on 13 July 2018. The vessel, to be named Höegh Galleon, is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2019.

Watch: Dozens of navy vessels from 25 countries on RIMPAC 2018

Last month, naval vessels from over 20 countries were deployed for RIMPAC 2018, the world’s largest naval exercise, intended to bolster international maritime partnerships, enhance interoperability and improve the readiness of participating forces for a wide range of potential operations.

Watch: Rescue boat fails due to misplaced lifting strops

During familiarization training on a rescue boat, the rib tilted to vertical. No one was on board the rib, however if the boat was to be deployed during an emergency and it had not been tested, this problem would have caused serious problems. It was discovered that lifting strops on the rescue had not been attached to the proper lifting points.

Watch: Crewman paints over the side of ship without safety equipment

This video, published by CHIRP Maritime, presents an example of total lack of safety culture. Namely, the video depicts a crewmember hanging from an accommodation ladder on the outboard side of a coastal ferry, trying to paint the side of the ship. The crewmember was not wearing any safety equipment.

Watch: Operation protecting biodiversity in Mediterranean begins

Sea Shepherd Italy’s Operation Siracusa launched its 2018 campaign with the arrest of poachers and after spotting a boat fishing illegally in the Plemmirio Marine Park, a Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Interest, for the conservation of the biodiversity in the region.

Watch: 13.2% of marine wilderness remains across world’s oceans

Earth’s marine wilderness has been eroded by humanity, with 13.2% now remaining across all of the oceans, a new report by Australian researchers has shown. Despite holding high genetic diversity, wilderness areas are ignored in global environmental agreements, highlighting the need for urgent policy attention.

Watch: 4,000th Neopanamax transit through Panama Canal

The Panama Canal registered the transit of its 4,000th Neopanamax vessel through the Expanded Canal. The LNG tanker ‘Maria Energy’ completed the transit on 29 July, traveling southbound from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, underscoring the steady growth of the LNG segment.

Watch: Martin Linge platform installed in North Sea

Norwegian oil major Equinor issued a video depicting the installation of four huge modules at the Martin Linge field, in the North Sea, last week. The largest module lifted into place by Thialf was a whopping 10,500 tonnes. The hook up now begins, connecting steel, pipes and cables.


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