All electric catamaran ready to operate in Fjords
The all-electric catamaran "Future of the Fjords" has been delivered from Brødrene Aa to the owner and operator The Fjords. Future of the Fjords will make around 700 yearly round trips along the UNESCO World Heritage listed fjord route between Flåm and Gudvangen.
Panama Canal paves way for 'Carbon Neutral' future
Mr. Alexis Rodriguez, Environmental Protection Specialist, Panama Canal, talks about Panama Canal’s new tool to calculate carbon emissions as well as other initiatives that the Canal has adopted the last couple years with the aim to become a ‘carbon neutral’ entity and incentivize further the maritime industry reduce its carbon footprint.
Electric vessels are making waves
The world is changing. Technologies that were once thought as the absolute norm, are now becoming old-fashioned. Of course the shipping industry is no exception. Up until now, ships have been sailing using fuels. These may have been diesel, or even LNG, which is increasing. However, there is a new trend in ships’ propulsion. That is no other than electricity.
Integrated Crime Cyber Insurance for the marine transport industry
In his presenation at the SAFETY4SEA Cyber Masterclass, Mr. Nick Taylor, Consultant, Shoreline, provided feedback on the topic of Cyber or IT Security from the insurer’s perspective.
Cyber Security & EU GDPR
While speaking at the SAFETY4SEA Cyber Masterclass, Mr. Chronis Kapalidis, Chatham House, focused on the EU GDPR, an important legislation for the data protection, effective from May 25th2018.
UK Club: Good communication vital for safe manoeuvring
While manoeuvring along a river channel, a tanker contacted the jetty, due to lack of control being exercised in the navigation of the vessel. The UK P&I Club provided a description of what happened and important lessons learned to prevent similar cases in the future.
Hydrodynamic interactions while berthing
Latest MARS report from the Nautical Institute has been released. One of the cases contained in this report is referring to hydrodynamic interaction between two passenger vessels caused by the underway passenger vessel passing at a very close lateral distance of 30 metres at a speed of more than 6kt.
Look out CO2 flooding system activation points
IMCA highlights a potential gap in safety awareness which may be of interest to operators. In one vessel, there has been noted a CO2 flooding system activation point within the main CO2 bottle room, however, there were no warnings or procedural guidance on the use of Breathing Apparatus (BA) within the main CO2 bottle room.