Environment

  • ETI announces waste heat recovery project for...

    The £3.6 million project will be led by Avid Technology based in Cramlington, North East England. It will last for 26 months and aims to deliver a cost effective waste heat recovery system for all types of ships which will be demonstrated on an offshore support vessel.

  • Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the...

    Diana Containerships Inc. a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that it plans to reactivate one of its Post-Panamax container vessels, the m/v Pucon. The company also announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd., Hong Kong, for the m/v Pucon. The gross charter rate is US$10,750 per day, 

  • Green finance for dirty ships

    SHIPPING may seem like a clean form of transport. Carrying more than 90% of the world’s trade, ocean-going vessels produce just 3% of its greenhouse-gas emissions. But the industry is dirtier than that makes it sound. By burning heavy fuel oil, just 15 of the biggest ships emit more oxides of nitrogen and sulphur—gases much worse for global warming than carbon dioxide—than all the world’s cars put together. So it is no surprise that shipowners are being forced to clean up their act. But in an industry awash in overcapacity and debt, few have access to the finance they need to improve their vessels. Innovative thinking is trying to change that.

  • Scientists, Icelandic Coast Guard Partner to...

    A new collaboration between Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) has set out to study of the extreme ocean surface conditions that characterize the waters off Iceland’s coast. 

  • Standing Committee recommendations will renew...

     Recommendations for changes to the Fisheries Act made by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans have the potential to create a robust framework of environmental legislation, WWF-Canada said today. In the fall, WWF-Canada testified that the Act should be modernized, and that key protections removed in 2012 should be restored in order to protect habitats and species in freshwater and oceanic habitats.

  • Drive to clean marine environment

    The General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security of the Ministry of Interior launched an initiative to clean the marine environment in order to create a sustainable environment free of pollution, especially the one near offshore platforms.

  • 26,000 rescue missions conducted in Dubai

    The Dubai Police have conducted 26,527 maritime and land rescue missions in 2016, up from 24,860 rescue missions in 2015. Of these, 26,237 were land rescue missions while 290 were sea rescue operations.

  • Scientists discover pollution 10,000 meters below...

    Scientists have discovered the presence of chemical pollutants in some of the ocean’s deepest trenches, previously thought to be nearly untouched by human influence. In fact, they’ve found levels of contamination in some marine organisms living there that rival some of the most polluted waterways on the planet.

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An International liability and compensation regime covering pollution damage caused by ships needs to be swiftly ratified by all Member States

European shipowners welcome Denmark’s recent ratification of the 2010 HNS Convention. After Norway, Canada and Turkey, Denmark became the fourth country to ratify the 2010 International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS Convention).

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Kissimmee River Restoration Project Progresses

The Kissimmee River Restoration project, one of the many ongoing projects currently underway by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the South Florida Water Management District, aimed to restore America’s Everglades, is moving ahead. 

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Sammamish River Levee Repairs to Begin on July 9

King County will begin repairing two sections of bank erosion  along the Sammamish River on July 9, requiring brief, rolling closures of the popular Sammamish River Trail until the project is completed in September. 

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Ohio EPA: Gorge Dam Project Agreement Signed

The Ohio EPA Director and the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Manager have signed a cooperative project agreement to create a plan for contaminated sediment management and habitat restoration for the Gorge Dam, which is on the Cuyahoga River in the Gorge Metro Park.

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