A malfunction in the fumigation hatch caused an explosion onboard the Liberian-flagged bulk carrier ‘Minoan Glory’ while anchored off Vancouver, in the early afternoon hours of 6 August. There was a lot of sound and fury, but there were no injuries.
INMARE, a four-year European research project that brought together industrial and academic partners, aims to transform the enzyme biodiscovery process and isolate new enzymes from the ocean. Enzymes make industrial processes faster, cleaner and safer and cheaper.
A Japanese consortium is to provide new infrastructure services with a focus on electric vessels. Their newly established company, called e5 Lab., will work to develop and promote the greater use of these clean modes of marine transport by building the world’s first zero-emission tanker by mid 2021.
Port of Rotterdam published a video focusing on the area that truckers sleep when they have to stay overnight in the port. Given that the truck park is full over night, the port’s Authority aims to expand the site this autumn.
Saildrone, a seven-metre long, wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV) is the first unmanned system to circumnavigate Antarctica. The vehicle, also called SD 1020, had climate-grade sensors installed, and had gathered data in previously unchartered waters, providing an additional insight into ocean and climate processes.
New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland announced the signing of a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to buy the world’s first full-size, fully electric port tug. This comes in line with the port’s commitment to be zero emission by 2040, as previously announced.
As shown in the video, the Vado Gateway Terminal will receive its final three ship-to-shore cranes, hoping to become the next major logistics hub for the Mediterranean and Europe. APM Terminal’s aspire that the terminal will have an annual TEU capacity of about 1.1 million.
The US Navy put into service USS Billings, America’s eight Freedom-variant Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The ship is designed to conduct close-to-shore missions. The ship will be homeported in Mayport, Florida.
On July 7, a USCG MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew evacuated a seven-year-old girl, as she was suffering from abdominal pain, from the cruise ship Celebrity Summit. The helicopter hoisted the girl, which was then transported at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk.
Sources report that about 66 people suffered minor injuries when the fire broke out on July 31, at a massive ExxonMobil plant in Texas. Allegedly, the fire broke out at a polypropylene recovery unit where plastic is purified for production.
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AMSA: How to achieve a safe-vessel access18/09/2019
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