Environment

MARCH 29, 2017 — From May 2018, all vessels arriving in New Zealand will need to have a clean hull. As we reported in January (see story),hull biofouling can be as big a source of…
MARCH 29, 2017 — France has reportedly used a meeting of a European Council working party to push for creation of a Mediterranean Sea Emission Control Area (ECA). The proposal is getting enthusiastic support from…
MARCH 28, 2017 — The GAO has published a report reviewing the actions federal and state agencies have taken to address abandoned and distressed vessels (ADVs) in U.S. waterways. ADVs can block navigable U.S. waterways…
MARCH 28, 2017 Classification society ABS this month held its annual national and regional committee meetings in London, Copenhagen and Hamburg — and air emission requirements, including the impending 2020 sulfur cap and the EU MRV…
MARCH 28, 2017—With the the IMO Global Sulfur Cap of 0.5% looming on the horizon in 2020, Jack Jordan, Editorial Lead, S&P Global Platts, writes about whether shipowners will embrace burning Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)…
MARCH 24, 2017 — Classification society ClassNK has issued EGCSR-F (Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Ready Full) notations to nine ships operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. This notification signifies that the ships fulfill requirements for…
MARCH 22, 2017 — A federal court in Alaska has sentenced East West Seafoods LLC, a State of Washington company that owns the 472 ft seafood processing vessel F/V Pacific Producer, to pay a total…
MARCH 20, 2017 — Randall Fox, a captain of the fishing vessel Native Sun, and son of its owner, Bingham Fox, pleaded guilty March 16 in federal court in Seattle, Washington, for discharging oily-waste directly…
MARCH 15, 2017 — Helsinki, Finland, headquartered naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy firm Foreship has secured a major ballast water treatment system (BWTS) consultancy contract from Norwegian Cruise Line. The contract calls for Foresight…
MARCH 9, 2017 —When the Deepwater Horizon drilling pipe blew out seven years ago, those in charge of the recovery discovered that the oil bubbling from the sea floor wasn't all collecting on the surface…
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