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Four Things to Know About MEPC72 Ballast Water Deliberations

By Jad Mouawad 2018-04-17 20:40:27

IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) met between April 9 and 13, 2018 with a large number of documents related to the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention to be handled.  Of the topics discussed, four of the most important...

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A Blue Angel for Cassen Eils' MS Helgoland

By Erik Kravets 2018-03-18 19:28:45

Known colloquially as "the German eco-label", the Blue Angel (in German: Blauer Engel) has been awarded since 1978 to the top 20-30 percent of environmental performers in various categories (e.g. household appliances, automobiles). Intriguingly, the German tourism fleet (i.e. the...

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The Same Old Bunker Contracts

By Erik Kravets 2017-11-26 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 adopted in maritime practice. Bunker companies typically prefer to operate on a handshake, or they have their...

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Biofouling Moves Up the Regulatory Agenda

By GARD 2017-10-25 17:58:13

[By Kristin Urdahl, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, Arendal] The introduction of invasive aquatic species (IAS) associated with global shipping has been identified as a significant threat to the world’s oceans and coastal ecosystems. A multitude of species, carried either in vessels’...

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Unpacking the Details of the South China Sea Dispute

By CIMSEC 2017-05-19 21:03:55

[By Matthew Merighi] Join the latest episode of Sea Control for a conversation with Professor Vasco Becker-Weingberg of Universidad Nova in Lisbon, Portugal, about the South China Sea. The interview, conducted by Roger Hilton of the University of Kiel, address topics including...

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Monitoring Plan: The First Step to EU MRV Compliance

By Tobias Konik 2017-04-04 19:21:32

As we approach the first deadline for the mandatory European MRV Shipping System, an increasing number of ship owners and managers are taking the first steps towards compliance. MRV stands for the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions and...

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Remembering Ida Lewis, the "Bravest Woman in America"

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-03-23 19:47:06

[By William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic area historian] The United States Coast Guard and its predecessor agencies have been blessed with the service of many determined and courageous women. One such woman was Lighthouse Keeper Ida Lewis, recipient of the...

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Ballast Water Management: Latest Developments

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

Ballast water management has been one of the most challenging and oftentimes frustrating regulatory issues of the past decade. The principal reason is that the international regime under...

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"Three Interdictions in One Day"

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-01-25 20:16:10

“Now set special sea detail.” There is a flurry of activity from bow to stern. Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman prepare to leave the lush cove of Golfito, Costa Rica, the morning of January 9. Lines are manned. Lookouts...

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"Ocean Shield" Achieved its Mission

By Christian Bueger 2017-01-02 20:56:54

Last month, operation ‘Ocean Shield’ terminated, ending NATO’s six year mission to protect the sea lanes of Western Indian Ocean. Will the world miss the operation? Most likely not. Ocean Shield was one of the so-called “big three” missions fighting...

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