Browsing Day: October 7, 2020

UN calls for action under the UN Guiding Principles to solve crew change crisis

The statement highlights that seafarers have become collateral victims of COVID-19-related measures imposed by Governments. Τhis includes travel bans, embarkation and disembarkation restrictions or suspension in the issuance of travel documents, which have severely strained the working conditions in the global shipping sector. The OHCHR, the UN Global Compact and the UN Working Group on […]

Updated key protocols for crew change focus on COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements

To remind, the recommended framework of protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was published on May 5 2020 highlighting the importance of designating seafarers as key workers, among other measures. The protocols have now been revised with the principle purpose of emphasizing the need for compliance and […]

Maintaining intact stability: Key recommendations

While the USCG investigation remains in progress, the RMI Administrator published Marine Safety Advisory 29-20, as a reminder to RMI-flagged ships of the current requirements for maintaining intact stability. 1. Ship Stability a. Properly completing ship stability calculations and ensuring compliance with the relevant Stability Booklet prior to departure and during the voyage is essential. […]

Three global organizations join forces for carbon capture, utilization and storage project

Specifically, DNV GL, SINTEF and Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) have signed a memorandum of understanding to further develop carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies to make full-scale CCS a reality globally. Up to now, CCS is the only available technology that deeply captures and decarbonizes hydrocarbon use. On 21 September the Norwegian Government announced its […]

LNG infrastructure necessary for Germany’s energy transformation

Commenting on the efforts that Germany is making to adapt to the upcoming energy transformation, Ralf Nagel, Chief Executive Officer of the German Shipowners’ Association said that the country needs LNG infrastructure. For this reason: We welcome projects that quickly become reality, such as the terminal in Brunsbüttel Mr. Nagel believes that LNG is currently […]

Keeping ahead of covid-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (covid-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here at THE MARINE TECK still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operation to account for a situation that is far from normal.

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