Environment
May 21, 2012 —An unwanted anchor chain accoutrement is preventing a 31,883 dwt bulker from heading for the U.S. from Brazil with a cargo of pig iron. Actor and human rights activist Q'orianka Kilcher has…
MAY 21, 2012: The Justice Department reports that the former captain of a Panama-flagged cargo ship that discharged hundreds of plastic pipes into the ocean was last week convicted by a jury in Mobile, Ala.,…
"The idea of a single, mid range cylinder oil solution for all vessels as sulfur limits are reduced may be seductive, but our field evaluation shows this does not offer the best margin of safety,"…
Wärtsilä is to supply a complete power system, including two 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel medium-speed engines, for a new dry cargo inland waterway vessel. This will be the first ever medium speed engined, dual-fuel, mechanically…
Sauter Carbon Offset Designs (SCOD) has developed a design for what Richard Sauter calls an "presents the ultra green homeland security vessel that's tough on the bad guys, but kind to the ecology." It would…
The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has formally approved an Environmental Ship Index (ESI) program to take effect July 1. The Port of Los Angeles thus becomes the first seaport in North America and…
A 38,486 dwt Wilh. Wilhelmsen RO/RO ship, MV Tamesis is to be retrofitteded with the world's largest exhaust gas scrubbing system. Supplied by Wärtsillä Hamworthy, the multi-stream Krystallon Exhaust Gas Cleaning System will remove sulfur…
A former chief engineer from the purse seine tuna fishing vessel San Nikunau pleaded guilty today in federal court in Washington, D.C., to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), announced Assistant Attorney…
The U.S. Coast Guard, together with the Louisiana Department of Envrionmental Quality and Plaquemines Parish, is responding to a report of a fuel oil discharge, Tuesday, on the lower Mississippi River near mile marker 84,…
The American P&I Club has issued an alert warning members that the State of California has introduced a No Discharge Zone (NDZ) that prohibits vessel sewage discharge in all California marine waters. The U.S. Coast…
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