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Cylinder Oil Options for a Post-2020 World

By Dr. Sara Lawrence 2018-06-15 17:04:27

The choice of cylinder oil is typically determined by three factors: the marine engine itself; the fuel being used; and the vessel’s operating conditions. Given this, the limitation of sulfur content to 0.5 percent in marine fuel from 2020 by the...

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Bringing Ship Managers and Owners Together Through Digitalization

By Stephen MacFarlane 2018-06-14 09:47:39

Shipping has been toying with digitalization since the turn of the century. E-procurement was the first step into the digital world for many ship owners and managers, but overall, it did not...

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Bloody Red Shrimp and Capitol Hill Lobbyists – Not a Good Match

By Mark Fuhrmann 2018-06-12 19:16:50

The discovery of bloody red shrimp found in the Twin Ports Harbor (February 2018), is raising fears that the light-hating, zooplankton-eating species have found their way to Lake Superior. The fear is that they will compete with small native fish...

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Amiria Macbeth Shares Her 15-Year Career at Sea

By Ally Cedeno 2018-06-09 18:26:54

Meet Amiria Macbeth from Brisbane, Australia. Amiria has worked on the water for 15 years. After high school, she found her career in the offshore oil and gas fields of Australia. As a Service Technician offshore, Amiria is involved in...

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Standards Required for Ballast Water Compliance Monitoring

By Brian Phillips 2018-06-06 19:41:30

As the number of ballast water treatment systems on the market nears 100 with a wide array of treatment solutions, ballast water management is creating increasing complexity for the shipping industry. Although operating under its own system of ballast water...

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Field Drilling Engineer Leilani Rebolledo

By Lauren VanGenne 2018-06-02 19:38:24

Meet Leilani Rebolledo, alumna of the University of Southern California with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, focusing on the petroleum industry. Leilani is a Field Drilling Engineer in the offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico. Leilani began her...

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A Growing Blue Economy in North America

By David Hume 2018-05-27 20:19:08

Over the last four years 20 incubators, accelerators and clusters focused on the Blue Economy and blue technology have formed in North America, bringing the current total to 26.  You may be asking yourself: “what the hell is the Blue...

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Success for Offshore Project Engineer Bianca Behrmann

By Ally Cedeno 2018-05-26 21:43:57

A successful career at sea doesn’t necessarily require higher education. Take for example, Bianca Behrmann from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Bianca is a project engineer in the North Sea and has eight years of experience working offshore.  Her first job on the...

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Researchers Deploy Jellyfish to Fight Micro-Plastic

By Gemini News 2018-05-23 13:53:00

In the innovative EU project GoJelly, researchers are working to solve the micro-plastic challenge by using nature itself. The project is led by the German Geomar Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research, but the Norwegian research institute SINTEF and NTNU (The...

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From left to right: Chief Officer is Alaina Basciano, Captain Kristin Mangold and Second Officer Alexandra Hagerty

The Female Crew of the USNS Henson

By Ally Cedeno 2018-05-20 18:44:04

It's a quiet morning on the USNS Henson in the North Pacific Ocean. The captain visits the bridge at 0600 to check the vessel's position on the chart and speak with her chief officer. These two women are the command...

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