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Latin America maritime technology cooperation centre launched

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 funds removal of abandoned boats

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.

Canada invests in protecting its 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.

New training program focuses on environmental protection

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.

IMO to examine safety aspects for shore power supply

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”.

Saba Bank: A Particularly Sensitive Area and an Area To Be Avoided

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. 

Overview of Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas

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. 

GREEN4SEA Conference addressed key fuel challenges towards 2020

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. 

MPA Singapore receives the 2018 GREEN4SEA Port Award

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 receives the 2018 GREEN4SEA Technology Award

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.

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