Environment
ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) says it has awarded type approval under PSPC (Performance Standard for Protective Coatings) to the world's first alternative coating system for ballast tanks. The approval, the first of its type to…
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Millersville-headquartered Dredge & Marine Co. LLC for 12 safety and health violations. OSHA opened an inspection following a July incident in which one…
ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) has awarded its first Statement of Fact for Tier III nitrogen oxide (NOx) reductions to a marine diesel engine incorporating a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. The document, issued November 1,…
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has ordered a 209,000 dwt cape-size bulker at Universal Shipbuilding Corporation. Slated for completion in late 2014, the ship will incorporate key technologies from MOL's next-generation ISHIN-III vessel program to…
Piraeus, Greece, headquartered Ilios Shipping Company S.A., pleaded guilty in federal court in New Orleans for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and obstruction of justice, announced Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S.…
Classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and Japanese shipbuilder IHI Marine United Inc. (IHIMU) have signed an agreement for a joint development project  to complete a concept study for a 13,000 TEU container vessel fueled by…
Ballast water technology systems provider Optimarin, Stavanger, Norway, recently signed a framework agreement with offshore vessel owner DOF for high-efficiency BWT systems to be retrofit in existing ships (with options for newbuilds) over a period…
The U.S. Navy has successfully concluded its final alternative fuel demonstration for the year with the operational tests of the 50/50 algae-derived, hydro-processed algal oil and petroleum F-76 blend in a Landing Craft, Air Cushion…
German multipurpose and heavy lift ship operator BBC Chartering has added a 9,821 dwt multipurpose ship to its fleet fitted with an auxiliary wind propulsion system by Hamburg-based SkySails GmbH.The recently acquired BBC SkySails is…
João Cândido, the first in a series of ten 160, 000 dwt Suezmax tankers building at Brazil's Atlântico Sul Shipyard (EAS) for Transpetro, is equipped with Evac's complete wastewater system. Evac's system has also been…
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