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US to approve offshore seismic and energy surveys

seismic

The US Department of the Interior announced that will resume evaluation of applications from six companies seeking permits to conduct geological and geophysical (G&G) activities in the Atlantic Ocean. The seismic surveying offers better understanding of the offshore areas, including locating offshore hazards, siting of wind turbines, as well as offshore energy development.

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US sets strict rules for BW discharge

discharge

The North P&I Club says that US is ‘getting tough’ on Ballast Water extension. USCG officers focus on BWM compliance issues during their routing PSC inspections. The Club advises that all ships calling at US ports and intending to discharge ballast water must either carry out ballast water exchange or treatment, in addition to fouling and sediment management.

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US Congressman introduces Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling act

arctic

A day after President Trump’s Executive Order designed to expand coal, oil, and gas leasing on public lands, Congressman Jared Huffman reintroduced the Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act, a bill that would make the Arctic Ocean off-limits to any future drilling proposals by prohibiting any new or renewed leases for the exploration of oil in the Arctic Ocean.

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NASSCO launches final ECO Class ship

eco

On Saturday, March 25, General Dynamics NASSCO christened and launched the Palmetto State – the final ship in an eight-ship ECO Class tanker program to be constructed at NASSCO. The ship and her sister tankers are the most fuel-efficient tankers to service the Jones Act trade, with an “ECO” design offering 33 percent increased fuel efficiency and cleaner shipping options.

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Three more members join SEA\LNG coalition

coalition

SEA\LNG announced the addition of three new members to the coalition. JAX LNG, Petronet LNG Limited, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation have joined SEA\LNG to support the coalition’s goal of creating the necessary confidence in the shipping sector to drive an effective and efficient global LNG value chain by 2020.

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First of four STS cranes starts work at Port of Savannah

cranes

The Georgia Ports Authority announced that has commissioned the first of four new Neo-Panamax ship-to-shore giant cranes at the Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal. The growing crane fleet, working over nearly 10,000 contiguous feet of dock, will be able to handle more than 1,000 container moves per hour, when all 30 cranes are in place.

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