GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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  • spill

    New study finds sub-zero waters as barrier to oil spill clean up

    Sub-zero temperatures in the deep waters of the North Atlantic would significantly hamper the ability of oil-eating bacteria to help the ocean recover from a major oil spill, according to a new paper issued by University of Aberdeen. ...

  • tug

    Europe’s first dual fuel tug officially delivered

    Astilleros Gondan announced that it delivered DUX, the first dual fuel tug ever built in Europe, to the Norwegian company Østensjø Rederi A/S, after completing its sea trials program successfully. The escort tug will provide tug services to Norwegian energy company Statoil, at the far-north terminal located at Melkøya, under severe weather conditions. ...

  • sulphur

    Denmark gets stricter with sulphur limit violations

    The Danish Environmental Protection Agency said that has come down hard on sulphur polluters at sea. The first fines have now been imposed on two shipping companies, who have been using non compliant fuel causing illegal air pollution. In order to strengthen supervision of the sulphur regulations even more, in the last six months of 2017 the EPA will commence mobile monitoring of ships’ sulphur emissions in Danish waters. ...

  • mammals

    New WWF guide helps ships avoid vulnerable Arctic species

    A new WWF-Canada guide, aiming to help mariners in the Hudson Strait to identify and avoid marine mammals, is being unveiled at a Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada meeting in Montreal. The Hudson Strait Mariner’s Guide is made up of two large posters to be hung on the ship’s bridge: a chart that will help mariners identify mammals and maps of marine mammal habitat in both summer and winter. ...

  • co2

    IBIA: Industry’s CO2 proposal to IMO may be good compromise

    IBIA issued a statement regarding the continuous pressure that is growing on the IMO, to deliver specific commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with proposals set by the ICS and other shipping organisations. ...


Latest News

ferry

First “green” NYC ferry starts operations

Incat Crowther announced the christening of the first ferry in NYC Ferry’s fleet, as a subsequent pair of vessel arrives in New York. The Lunch Box will be one of the cleanest operating in American waters, with efficient Tier 3 certified main engines, dry exhausts, and vinyl coating in lieu of toxic solvent-based paints.

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retrofit

Norwegians to finance vessel retrofits

Following the IMO ratifications of the ballast water and exhaust gas treaties, government-owned Export Credit Norway offers financing to international vessel owners who purchase retrofit equipment from Norwegian suppliers, such as gas exhaust cleaning systems, ballast water treatment systems and new coating systems.

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uscg

USCG’s largest icebreaker to depart for Arctic

The video depicts USCGC Healy, the US Coast Guard's largest and most technologically advanced icebreaker, in Seward, Alaska, last month, to swap out equipment and science teams. The ship is currently preparing for its departure on a summer mission in Arctic. The 420-foot long icebreaker was the first U.S. surface vessel to reach the North Pole unaccompanied.

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energy

IEA tracks shipping industry’s progress on clean energy

Each year, the IEA’s Tracking Clean Energy Progress report examines developments across a range of clean energy sectors and technologies. For the shipping industry, IEA estimates that ‘’implementing IMO’s final GHG strategy only by 2023 will have very little impact on the possibility of meeting 2025 2°C targets (2DS)’’.

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ferry

World’s first LPG-fueled COGES ferry marks a milestone

GE’s Marine Solutions reports that the world’s first Liquid Propane Gas -fueled ferry design to use GE’s COmbined Gas turbine Electric and Steam system has successfully completed Hazard Identification meetings. Bureau Veritas chaired the HAZID three-day meetings, that took place in Busan and aim to identify hazards and safeguards during the early ship design stage.

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crane

World’s first hybrid subsea crane to be delivered

Rolls-Royce has been assigned by the Brazilian ship owning company CBO, to equip an existing offshore platform supply vessel with a new patented dual draglink subsea crane. This will be the first installation of a subsea crane designed to be able to use either fibre or steel wire rope.

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redeveloped

BP starts new North Sea Oil Project

BP has started production in the redeveloped Schiehallion Area, following completion of the multi-billion-pound Quad 204 project in the west of Shetland region, offshore UK. This project is the third of seven new upstream major projects expected to come on stream for BP in 2017.

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