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New technology reduces ship waste

  A new briquetting technology by the Finnish company Evac reduces ships’ garbage volume by a factor of 10. Evac’s machine, with a footprint of approximately two square meters, is paired with Evac’s mixed waste macerator to form dry briquettes that can be stored for landing or incinerated at sea. Given heavy legal restrictions on incineration of waste at sea, Evac’s technology is a 24/7 solution that enables cruise ships to remain at sea up to seven times longer. “In an environment when a ship may not use its incinerator, the garbage room will be filled floor to ceiling in two days,” says Jari Jokela, PhD, Evac Senior Process Specialist. “Evac’s briquetting technology enables a cruise ship to potentially operate without incineration or landing the waste for a full two-week voyage.” “Waste stored in the traditional plastic bags has density of 50 to 60 kilos per cubic meter, but the briquette’s density is 550 to 600 kilos per cubic meter,” adds Jokela. The space savings translate to a dramatic reduction in operating costs – an estimated 25% cheaper than incineration when diesel and energy consumption is considered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkXlOqrtZN0 Jokela says additional savings in total waste management costs can come into play ...

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Norwegian company indicted over oily water discharge

  A federal grand jury in Lafayette, Louisiana, has returned a three-count indictment charging Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab AS (DSD Shipping) and four employees with violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and obstruction of justice in connection with the illegal discharge of contaminated waste-water directly into the sea, announced Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden for the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley for the Western District of Louisiana.  DSD Shipping is a Norwegian-based shipping company that operates the oil tanker M/T Stavanger Blossom, a vessel engaged in the international transportation of crude oil.  Also indicted were four engineering officers employed by DSD Shipping to work aboard the vessel: Daniel Paul Dancu, 51, of Romania; Bo Gao, 49, of China; Xiaobing Chen, 34, of China; and Xin Zhong, 28, of China. The operation of marine vessels, like the M/T Stavanger Blossom, generates large quantities of waste oil and oil-contaminated waste water.  International and U.S. law requires that these vessels use pollution prevention equipment to preclude the discharge of these materials.  Should any overboard discharges occur, they must be documented in an oil record book, a log that is regularly inspected ...

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Works on Ports of Stockholm improve Baltic Sea

  Ports of Stockholm has the capabilities to manage practically all waste. Seven out of ten cruise ships offload their waste water in port, while many others purify this themselves aboard the vessel. Ports of Stockholm is one of the world's leading ports when it comes to being able to process and recycle the waste that is produced aboard vessels. At no extra charge vessels have the opportunity to offload their waste water at all of our cruise ship quay-berths, as this service is included in the port fee. Vessels can also offload their waste water to tanker trucks, pontoons and boats in Stockholm. Last year around 70 percent of cruise vessels offloaded their waste water during their call at Ports of Stockholm. The cruise shipping companies are well aware that the environment is a survival factor for the future and are continuously striving for improvement. Many of the vessels that do not offload their waste water in port instead have their own purification facilities aboard the vessel. The remaining few do not do anything they are legally not allowed to do. Purification facilities aboard the vessel, recycling, sorting of waste, more energy efficient, environmentally cleaner engines and alternative fuels are ...

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SPREP joins CSIRO in the fight against marine litter

  Understanding the impacts of marine plastic in the waters surrounding Papua New Guinea, Samoa and the Solomon Islands is at the core of a new collaboration between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia. “SPREP is delighted to be able to work with CSIRO to help protect the marine environments of the Pacific region” said Dr David Haynes, the Director of Waste Management and Pollution Control Division at SPREP. “We look forward to work together with CSIRO to better understand and ultimately reduce the sources and impacts of marine debris in the SPREP region”.  Ms Kelsey Richardson, SPREP’s Pollution Management Assistant, will work with CSIRO Scientist Dr Denise Hardesty, who is a world expert in marine plastic pollution.  Dr Hardesty leads a major marine plastic research programme based in the CSIRO marine laboratories in Hobart, Australia. “Plastic particles are one of the most important and damaging pollutants now found in the marine environment” said Dr Hardesty. “They are widely distributed, contain a range of toxic pollutants, and can entangle marine wildlife.” As part of this CSIRO and SPREP collaboration, Ms Richardson plans to participate in a CSIRO ...

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Study on Oily Water Separators and shipboard waste management

  The United States National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) are performing a study on oily water separators (OWSs) and shipboard environmental management. The study, called MAX1, is being organized and managed by Messrs. Martin & Ottaway. A summary of the overall objectives of the study can be found here. As part of this study, a survey – which will be carried out on an entirely anonymous basis – has been developed to gather more information on actual OWS operations and shipboard waste management, particularly with regard to the point of view of shipowners/managers and vessel crews. The survey can be found here. Shipowners/managers  may wish to participate in this anonymous survey in order to provide information on their experiences with OWS systems and provide valuable feedback to the study. Martin & Ottaway have been involved in OWS work for many years. Part of the study is related to consolidation of the massive amount of information they have collected over those years. This is now available in the form of a chronology which may be of interest to Members. This chronology can be found here. Source: The American ClubIn the outbreak, I was outspoken with you ...

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Benefits of London Protocol promoted in Tanzania

The implications and benefits of acceding to the 1996 “London Protocol” to the 1972 Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter are being discussed at an IMO-led national workshop in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania (23-24 March), hosted by the Tanzania Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA). The workshop is being attended by some 30 participants from Government agencies, private sector and academia, with the participation of IMO’s Fred Haag. Tanzania is currently a Party to the 1972 Convention. While the 1972 treaty prohibits the dumping at sea of wastes on a “black” list, and grey-listed materials require a special permit, the 1996 Protocol is seen as more beneficial in terms of protecting the environment, as it is more restrictive, prohibiting all dumping of wastes at sea, except for possibly acceptable wastes on the so-called "reverse list".​​ Source and Image Credit: IMOIn the onset, I was open with you propecia before and after has changed my subsistence. It has become much more fun, and now I have to run. Just as it is incredible to sit.

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Waste Management at the Port of Rotterdam

Rising numbers of people, organisations and sectors are taking responsibility for their own waste – and that applies to the shipping industry too. The Port of Rotterdam Authority facilitates the efficient collection, transport and processing of waste: waste that we are becoming better and better at recycling.The success of our waste policy is evident from the fauna and flora in the port, but we are not there yet. The enormous quantity of plastic in our oceans continues to grow, birds are dying and the food chain is under threat. The environment is becoming increasingly polluted.The film ‘Too Good to Waste’ shows the problems we face and the solutions we are working on. The common theme of these solutions is that they help raise our awareness of the fact that, together, we can do something to fight the pollution of our oceans.In the onset, I was forthright with you propecia before and after has changed my being. It has become much more fun, and now I have to run. Just as it is incredible to sit.

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