IAPH pays great attention to the bunkering of the fuels of the future, such as ammonia and methanol, two fuels that will be linked with safety considerations; Thus, IAPH’s project “the Clean Marine Fuels audit tool” began with a focus on LNG bunkering.
In the morning hours of Saturday, November 2, three crew-members were killed due to an explosion aboard the Russian tanker Zaliv Amerika in the far east region of Russia, near the port of Nakhodka. In fact, a gas and air mixture blast occurred on board the bunkering tanker, according to the regional branch of Russia’s Investigative Committee, whereas no blaze was issued after the incident took place.
Vulcan’s R/V petrel deep-sea team, dives into the ocean and researches the WWII Fletcher class destroyer at a record depth of 20,400 feet., meaning the deepest discovery of a shipwreck. To be more specific, the vessel lies at a depth of of 6,220 (3.9 miles) meters on the edge of the Emden Deep in the Philippine Sea.
The Ocean Cleanup, which goals to clean 90% of the ocean plastic pollution, developed a new technology system and launched an innovative automated device called “The Interceptor”. This device will catch the plastic before it flows deep into the ocean and stop the new plastic that enter from the rivers.
On Sunday 27 October, the U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 44-year old man from the TUI cruises ship called “Mein Schiff” at a position about 20 nautical miles east of Atlantic City, in order to receive medical care. For the time being, the crewmember’s health condition remains unknown.
The Russian Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg launched the icebreaker rescue tag “Ivan Papanin” able to defend the Russian interests in the Arctic, equipped with cruise missiles and a deck gun. The newly-launched vessel is the first in a series of two vessels that were ordered by the Russian Ministry of Defence. The second icebreaker is scheduled for delivery in 2024.
In this video, ExxonMobil’s Marine Fuels Venture Manager, Luca Volta challenge Teekay Tankers to a game of French Boules to talk about the fast approaching IMO 2020 deadline. The company put together the “IMO 2020 team”, a transition team that focused on finding the ideal fuels to be able to keep up with the upcoming regulations.
As part of its commitment to energy transition, the Port of Antwerp inaugurated the first solar concentrator farm in the European process industry. This energy technology generates eco-friendly heat from concentrated sunlight that can be used by industrial companies.
The first offshore green hydrogen plant created by the Neptune Energy , located in the Dutch field of the North Sea, includes three energy systems in one platform; offshore wind, offshore gas, and hydrogen. The following video explains how the project will be progressed, keeping in mind that it is the first project of its kind in the sector.
Two patrol vessels join the fleet operated by Homeland Integrated Offshore Services in Nigeria, specifically in the Gulf of Guinea in order to protect and boost the offshore assets of Homeland’s clients, among which are major oil companies.
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