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Four Things to Know About MEPC72 Ballast Water Deliberations

By Jad Mouawad 04-17-2018 08:40:27

IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) met between April 9 and 13, 2018 with a large number of documents rela...

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A Blue Angel for Cassen Eils' MS Helgoland

By Erik Kravets 03-18-2018 07:28:45

Known colloquially as "the German eco-label", the Blue Angel (in German: Blauer Engel) has been awarded since 1978 to th...

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The Same Old Bunker Contracts

By Erik Kravets 11-26-2017 01:38:04

A couple years ago, I wrote a review of the BIMCO Standard Bunker Agreement. The fact is, this contract has not been widely ado...

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Biofouling Moves Up the Regulatory Agenda

By GARD 10-25-2017 05:58:13

[By Kristin Urdahl, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, Arendal] The introduction of invasive aquatic species (IAS) associat...

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Unpacking the Details of the South China Sea Dispute

By CIMSEC 05-19-2017 09:03:55

[By Matthew Merighi] Join the latest episode of Sea Control for a conversation with Professor Vasco Becker-Weingberg of Un...

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Monitoring Plan: The First Step to EU MRV Compliance

By Tobias Konik 04-04-2017 07:21:32

As we approach the first deadline for the mandatory European MRV Shipping System, an increasing number of ship owners and man...

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Remembering Ida Lewis, the "Bravest Woman in America"

By U.S. Coast Guard News 03-23-2017 07:47:06

[By William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic area historian] The United States Coast Guard and its predecessor agencies ha...

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Ballast Water Management: Latest Developments

By Jeanne M. Grasso 03-13-2017 11:32:01

Ballast water management has been one of the most challenging and oftentimes frustrating regulatory issues of the past decade. The...

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"Three Interdictions in One Day"

By U.S. Coast Guard News 01-25-2017 08:16:10

“Now set special sea detail.” There is a flurry of activity from bow to stern. Crewmembers aboard the Coast Gu...

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"Ocean Shield" Achieved its Mission

By Christian Bueger 01-02-2017 08:56:54

Last month, operation ‘Ocean Shield’ terminated, ending NATO’s six year mission to protect the sea l...

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