Environment
DECEMBER 19, 2013 — The Canadian Shipowners Association says that the U.S. EPA's new Vessel General Permit (VGP) requirements, which take effect today, "demand a technical solution that is currently unavailable to the marine industry."…
DECEMBER 18, 2013 — According to Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd, Delta, BC, by December 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expects vessel owners and operators with craft included under the Vessel General Permit (VGP) requirements…
DECEMBER 16, 2013 —GAC EnvironHull, part of Dubai headquartered GAC Group, has launched HullWiper, offering diver-free, cost effective and eco-friendly underwater hull cleaning. GAC EnvironHull says that, espite its compact size of just 3  m x…
DECEMBER 16, 2013 — Norway's Knutsen OAS Shipping has placed an order for two sets of two MAN Diesel & Turbo 7G70ME-GI two stroke engines in connection with the building of two 176,300 cu.m capacity…
DECEMBER 16, 2013 — Wärtsilä reports that its Wärtsilä Aquarius EC (Electro-Chlorination) Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has been granted International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval. This is in accordance with the requirements of the…
DECEMBER 13, 2013 — Classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has released the second version of its Guidelines for Gas Fueled Ships. This updated version reflects the  the outcome of discussions held at IMO regarding…
DECEMBER 13, 2013 — An air lubricated hull system developed by Japan's NYK Group and Oshima Shipbuilding has added another top environmental award to an already lengthy list. Yesterday, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and…
DECEMBER 10, 2013 — Another ballast water management (BWM) system has joined those certified as an Alternate Management System (AMS) by the U.S. Coast Guard. The BallastMaster ultraV developed by GEA Westfalia Separator Group was…
DECEMBER 5, 2013 — Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DS) today announced that its subsidiary, Diana Shipping Services S.A.  was sentenced by the United States District Court in Norfolk, Virginia to a fine of $1,100,000 and a…
DECEMBER 4, 2013 — IMO's 28th Assembly, meeting in London from November 25 to December 24, has adopted a resolution on the application of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast…
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