The Latin America Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre, part of a global network established to further efforts to combat climate change, was launched in Panama, on 13 March. The centre, hosted by the Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panamá (UMIP), is one of five such centres set up under the GMN project.
Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced the recipients of funding of more than $1.3 million through two programs aiming to remove abandoned boats from Canadian coastlines, under the Oceans Protection Plan, a $1.5 billion investment initiative aiming to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways.
Marc Garneau, the Canadian Minister of Transport, announced that under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada will launch pilot projects for the Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness initiative and will invest in measures to reduce the underwater noise impacting Southern Resident Killer Whales.
The Liberian Registry, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association, ProSea Marine Education, and Maritime Training Services of Seattle, Washington, cooperated to develop a marine environmental awareness training program for seafarers and staff working shoreside.
Plugging a ship into shore-side power and turning off onboard generators is one solution to reduce air pollution from ships, as well as limit local noise. For this reason, IMO will examine safety aspects of on shore power supply to ships, also known as “cold ironing”, “alternative maritime power” and “shore-side electricity”.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines administration issued a circular advising ships of the annexed Resolution MEPC.226(64), adopted 5 October, 2012 designating the Saba Bank as a particularly sensitive area. On 1st June 2013, the Saba Bank area became a PSSA, as well as an ATBA. As such, ships of 300 GT and above are restricted from this area.
RMI issued a marine notice setting out the requirements for complying with IMO Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas. A PSSA is an area provided special protection through IMO because of its ecological, socio-economic or scientific significance, and which may be vulnerable to damage by international maritime activities.
The 2018 GREEN4SEA Conference successfully concluded on Wednesday 7th of March, at the Lighthouse at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, attracting 750 delegates from 20 countries representing a total of 350 organizations. The event brought together global experts who focused on the recent and future challenges towards a more sustainable shipping industry.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that MPA Singapore received the 2018 GREEN4SEA Port Award at a prestigious awards ceremony which successfully concluded on March the 6th at the Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the GREEN4SEA Conference.
Alfa Laval received the 2018 GREEN4SEA Technology Award, sponsored by Capital Ship Management, for its USCG type-approved PureBallast 3.1 BWTS, which provides the same performance in fresh, brackish and marine water, including full-flow operation in IMO-regulated waters where the UV transmittance is as low as 42 percent. Other short-listed nominees for this category were Becker Marine Systems Chelsea Technologies Group, GTT and Thordon Bearings.
- Loss Prevention
Guidelines for Direct Load Analysis and Strength Assessment of hull structure19/03/2018
ASA President: US salvors 'never failed to respond to an incident'19/03/2018
A look into the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims19/03/2018
- Cyber Security
7 steps an organization’s cyber security becomes at-risk19/03/2018
First VLCC with scrubbers built19/03/2018
Shipping cryptocurrency sees first transaction19/03/2018
Wärtsilä acquires Transas19/03/2018
MedCruise: Bigger ships an important factor in cruise calls decline19/03/2018
China to get its first polar expedition cruise ship19/03/2018
EU clears Maersk Product Tankers acquisition19/03/2018