In light of the coronavirus the Norwegian cruise company, Hurtigruten informed that ceased all of its opeations for this year, due to the increased COVID-19 cases in Europe and the US.
Hurtigruten has reported that the Norwegian Maritime Authority’s (NMD) investigation of the COVID-19 outbreak aboard its ship, Roald Amundsen, discovered seven deviations and failures in health and safety protocols, as well as ISM-Code compliance.
Norwegian Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly -a joint venture between Kongsberg and Wilhelmsen- have signed with the Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO to equip two new vessels with autonomous technology, and to manage their operations at sea. The fully electric ships will replace 2 million km of truck transport, saving 5,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.
The third phase of an IMO-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh has been given the go-ahead, with Norway committing approximately US$1.5 million (14 million Norwegian Kroner) to support improved ship recycling in Bangladesh.
Earlier this week, a seafarer lost his life during an accident at the Trondheim Port Authority’s facility in Orkanger, during cargo operations.
ESA approved a Norwegian Full-Scale Carbon Capture and Storage project. The support include an up to €2.1bn in aid to meet climate goals.
The Norwegian government reported the opening of two areas for offshore wind development. Specifically, the areas will open on 1 January 2021, while there have been limits set on the amount of wind power that can be developed.
The US was the world’s largest CO2 emitter from oil and gas in absolute terms in 2018. Among the top 10 oil and gas producing countries, Canada had the highest CO2 emission intensity per boe produced, while Norway had the lowest, Rystad Energy says.
Norwegian shipowners joined the shipping industry in the path towards decarbonization by announcing their goal for the entire Norwegian fleet to be climate neutral by 2050.
The Accident Investigation Board Norway has compiled the results of the investigations of seven accidents which have occurred in 2010-2018, where single-handed fishermen have perished after falling overboard during pot fishing.
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