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Sea trials of Silverstream Technologies’ new air lubrication technology for ships, the Silverstream System, showed net energy efficiency savings in all analyzed cases. Shell funded and helped oversee the installation of the Silverstream System on the 40000DWT products tanker MT Amalienborg, owned by the leading Danish Shipping company Dannebrog Rederi. The results were independently verified…

At a research facility in Copenhagen, a unique ship’s engine has been developed. Powered by both diesel and liquefied natural gas, it has been designed to reduce the emissions of gases like carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Its performance differs little from normal diesel engines, say the scientists involved in this European research project ….

Engine Failure Caused Aransas Pass Collision, Damage of $17 mn; Says Report

Marine News, August 20, 2013: The damage caused by the collision of oil tanker FR8 Pride with a mobile offshore drilling unit in Aransas Pass, Corpus Christi, Texas is estimated at $16-17 million, according to the recently released report by the National Transportation Safety Board.   The NTSB report says that while no lives were…

ILO Compiles Guide for Maritime Labour Convention 2006

Marine News, August 19, 2013: The ILO, or International Labour Organization, has compiled a detailed guide for MLC 2006, or Maritime Labour Convention 2006, which is scheduled to come into force from August 20, 2013. Also called the Seafarers’ Bill of Rights, MLC 2006, lays down the minimum standard for working and living conditions for…

Ship Collision in Yangtze River, 2 Still Missing

Marine News, August 10, 2013: The search is still on for two Chinese crew members who fell overboard when ships collided in the Yangtze River.   A Panama-registered ship collided with a Chinese cargo vessel at the mouth of the Yangtze River in the wee hours of the morning on August 7. On collision, three…

Marine News, August 9, 2013: After a long and complex process, the UK has ratified Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006. The new convention, under the aegis of the International Labour Organization (ILO), collates and updates over 68 standards for working conditions in the shipping industry.   The MLC 2006 sets minimum standards for the living…

Marine News, August 7, 2013: British gas company BP plc has discovered new evidence of fraud and improper payments in its relief payout program associated with its Gulf oil spill disaster. Filing a report in the US District Court, New Orleans, the company demanded all further payments to claimants to be halted with immediate effect….

Marine News, August 6, 2013: Congressmen Sam Farr and Don Young have announced September 22, 2013 to September 28, 2013 as the National Marine Technology Week. This coincides with the OCEANS 2013 event planned in San Diego.   “By designating a National Marine Technology Week, hopefully more people will become aware of how we all benefit…

Marine News, August 5, 2013: An oil tanker, owned by Indonesian oil and gas company Pertamina spilled 5,400 tons of crude oil in the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia. KM Patriot Andalan was carrying 7,000 tons of oil and was anchored at the Ternate port in North Maluku when the incident happened. Rough seas caused…

Marine News, August 1, 2013: The Sri Lankan Navy rescued 73 precious lives of people who were stranded on an overcrowded trawler due to engine failure. The Sri Lankan Navy sent a message for help to merchant vessel Fairchem Sabre, which was headed for Singapore. The persons rescued included 46 men, 10 women and 17…

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