Browsing Day: October 15, 2020

DMAIB investigation: Drifting of tanker while loading leads to gas oil spill

The incident On 4 January 2020, the Marshall Island registered chemical/oil products tanker STONE I was loading vacuum gas oil at Ensted Oil Terminal, Denmark, when the ship started to drift uncontrollably from the jetty during a sudden increase in wind speed. The ship’s crew and the terminal operators immediately initiated an emergency stop procedure for the […]

Shipping urged to work with EU to reduce emissions

The Global Maritime Forum’s weeklong Virtual-High Level Meeting gathered around 240 global leaders from across the entire maritime spectrum to learn from the realities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to identify the windows of opportunity to build back better. Among others, the leaders discussed shipping’s decarbonization with a shared sense of urgency and willingness […]

How to cope with lockdown at sea

According to the UK P&I Club, some common signs of anxiety and depression that people may be experiencing include: Physical signs:   Headaches, neck tension, gastrointestinal problems Sleep issues Decreased or no appetite Decreased energy, fatigue Psychological and emotional signs:   Worrying about your health and the health of your loved ones Feelings of being overwhelmed by […]

USCG Signals intent to require Safety Management Systems for domestic passenger vessels

More than 6000 U.S. flag commercial vessels carry more than 200 million passengers annually on domestic voyages in the United States.  These include ferries, dinner-cruise vessels, sightseeing and excursion vessels, dive boats, and overnight cruise vessels, among many others, operating along the coastlines and internal waters throughout the United States.  By way of comparison, prior […]

New partnership to promote collaboration between ships and ports for lower GHG emissions

The partnership will result in collaboration to jointly deliver technical cooperation and capacity-building activities to support implementation of the IMO resolution (MEPC.323(74)) which encourages voluntary cooperation between ships and ports to cut GHG emissions. More specifically, IAPH and GreenVoyage2050 will jointly develop several workshop packages on sustainable ports, exploring potential measures and incentives in the […]

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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