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Bakker Sliedrecht Develops First Dual-Fuel Generator Protection

By MarEx 2019-03-20 19:08:04

Bakker Sliedrecht has been the first to develop a generator protection system (CDG-protection) for dual fuel vessels which operate with a dynamic positioning system (DP) 2 and 3. The system has been successfully tested by classification society DNV GL. The Common Diesel Generator protection system the system integrator developed will be deployed for the first time on an offshore heavy lift vessel, which is currently under construction. The ship is equipped with a power plant of 4 generators of 10...

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U.S. Judge Orders "Hard Look" at CO2 from Federal E&P Leases

By MarEx 2019-03-20 17:24:12

In a decision that could affect environmental permitting for federal oil and gas leases, Judge Rudolph Contreras ruled that the Obama administration improperly excluded downstream greenhouse gas emissions when evaluating the impact of lease activity in Wyoming. While the ruling's immediate outcome is limited in scope - it temporarily blocks new leases on a 300,000-acre area in Wyoming - it rests on an interpretation of environmental requirements that could affect all federal E&P leasing, offshore or on.   Under the National Environmental...

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Solar Solve Wins 40-Ship Order from South Korea

By MarEx 2019-03-20 16:10:29

Staff at South Shields based Solar Solve marine are currently working flat out manufacturing around 600 of their SOLASAFE anti-glare roller sunscreens that will be installed on 40 vessels that are being built in South Korea during 2019.  The Type Approved screens will be fitted at the navigation bridge windows to protect ship’s personnel from heat, glare and uv light that is radiated by the sun to create a safer and more comfortable working environment. Included in the order is...

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Tanker Fire Kills Two off South Korea

By MarEx 2019-03-20 15:40:57

[Brief] Early Wednesday morning, a small tanker caught fire off the coast of Odong Island, South Korea, killing two and injuring one.  The fire broke out at 0538 hours at a position about two nm to the east of Odong. Four good samaritan vessels, a military vessel, and multiple SAR units responded to the scene. Four of the tanker's six crewmembers were rescued, and responders succeeded in bringing the fire under control by about 0930 hours.   The two remaining...

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RSPCA: Australian Government Ignores Own Scientific Panel

By MarEx 2019-03-20 15:00:44

Australia's Department of Agriculture will ask no more of live sheep exporters for the upcoming northern hemisphere summer and will allow Australian sheep to continue suffering heat stress, says RSPCA Australia. The condemnation comes after regulations proposed for sheep exports during the May to October 2019 period were released by the Department last week. The proposal ignores the advice of the Australian Veterinary Association and contradicts a key recommendation of the McCarthy Review to move the regulatory framework from one...

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Damen Wins First Cruise Ship Order

By MarEx 2019-03-20 14:26:47

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract for its first cruise ship with Oslo, Norway-based SeaDream Yacht Club.   SeaDream will operate the Polar Code 6, 155-meter Mega Yacht on luxury voyages around the world including polar and tropical regions. The international shipyards group launched its new venture, Damen Cruise, in 2018. Though a new entrant to this particular market, Damen has delivered ships to diverse sectors of the maritime industry for over 90 years, including mega yachts, offshore, naval...

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60-foot wave hitting tanker off Alaska. Credit: Captain Roger Wilson/NOAA

Report: Rogue Waves are Getting More Extreme

By MarEx 2019-03-20 14:17:14

Research led by the University of Southampton suggests that rogue waves are occurring less often, but becoming more extreme. Waves are classed as rogue when they are over twice the height of the average sea state around them. From trough to peak, past observations have put some at over 30 meters (98 feet) high. The fiercest are capable of damaging or sinking ships, can wound or kill crew members and on occasions have swept people off the shoreline and out...

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Photos: Container Feeder Capsizes at Bandar Abbas

By MarEx 2019-03-20 14:09:32

On March 19, a container ship capsized at the port of Bandar Abbas, Iran, sending 153 containers into the water. Iranian officials believe that the accident happened due to improper loading. Iranian maritime official Mehdi Haghshenas told state media that the casualty was caused by “poor coordination between the ship’s first officer and the crane operator."   Images courtesy Velji Global Logistics ship sank...

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ICS Updates Flag State Performance Table for 2019

By MarEx 2019-03-20 14:01:13

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published the latest update of its Flag State Performance Table.  The annual update, which is also supported by the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), provides an indication of the performance of individual flag administrations, using information available in the public domain.   Since the Table was launched 15 years ago, ICS says it has been pleased by the ongoing improvement which the data has helped to demonstrate....

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Bakker Sliedrecht Develops Generator Protection for Dual Fuel Ships

By MarEx 2019-03-20 13:44:48

Bakker Sliedrecht has been the first to develop a generator protection system (CDG-protection) for dual fuel vessels which operate with a dynamic positioning system (DP) 2 and 3. The system has been successfully tested by classification society DNV GL. The Common Diesel Generator protection system the system integrator developed will be deployed for the first time on an offshore heavy lift vessel, which is currently under construction. The ship is equipped with a power plant of 4 generators of 10...

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