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Author - Thomas Zeferer, LR AVOIDABLE ACCIDENTS
by Thomas Zeferer, LR Marine Training Specialist
Author - Sophia Themelarou, LR WHAT LIVES IN YOUR FUEL TANKS?
by Sophia Themelarou, LR FOBAS Specialist
Author - Dr. Edward Smith, DNV LEARNING FROM INCIDENTS
by Dr. Edward Smith, DNV GL Principal Consultant
Author - Wendy Laursen, MarEx SHOULD POLAR CODE REGULATE GREY WATER
by Wendy Laursen, MarEx News Editor
Author - Nikos Kairis, OOW INSTALLATION OF BECKER MEWIS DUCT
by Nikos Kairis, Neorion Shipyards Ship Repair Manager
Author - Basil Karatzas, Karatzas Marine Advisors S&P, NEWBUILDING & DEMOLITION UPDATE
by Basil Karatzas, CEO of Karatzas Marine Advisors
Author - Lind Priebe, Culhane Meadows POLAR CODE COMMENTS AND USCG WORKSHOP
by Linda Priebe, Culhane Meadows
Author - Pekka Autere, Eniram VALIDATE THE IMPACT OF BECKER TWISTED FIN
by Pekka Autere, Eniram Lead Analyst
Author - Shasi Kallada IMDG CODE 37TH AMENDMENT
by Sashi Kallada, Specialist at Dangerous Goods
Author - Capt. Melvin Matthews, Eniram DATA IN REAL TIME KEY TO SAVINGS
by Capt. Matthews, Eniram Regulatory & Env. Solutions
Author - Lars Petter Blikom, DNV GL TERMINAL LOGISTICS

PART 1
by Lars Petter Blikom,  DNV GL Segment Director for LNG

Author - Igor Alexeev, Route Mag RUSSIA SANCTIONS & ENERGY SECURITY
by Igor Alexeev, Russian journalist
Author - Patrizia Heidegger, Shipbreaking Platform POOR SHIP-RECYCLING PRACTICES
by Patrizia Heidegger, ED of Shipbreaking Platform
Author - Amitava Chakrabarty, Marine Insight HOW THE BRAIN OF A MARITIME PILOT WORKS?
by Amitava Chakrabarty, Kolkata Port Trust Dock Pilot

MARITIME

2015.07.06 - Avoidable Accidents

Avoidable Accidents

No system is perfect and risk is everywhere, probably nowhere more so than in shipping, with no guarantees that there will never be an accident, nor that a particular accident will never repeat itself.

2015.07.01 - What Lives in your Fuel Tanks Microbial Contamination on Board Yachts

What Lives in your Fuel Tanks? Microbial Contamination on Board Yachts

As the owner or manager of a beautiful new yacht, fuel testing may not be high on your priorities; however it should be at the very top.

2015.06.29 - Learning from Incidents

Learning from Incidents

It is a common experience to hear the phrase “We must learn lessons from this” following a major accident, or a more everyday event such as losing in a sporting competition.

2015.05.19 - Seafarer Found Dead in Galley

Seafarer Found Dead in Galley

A Filipino seafarer was found dead onboard the Malta flagged MV Elbella at Marsaxlokk Freeport in Malta last Sunday night (17th of May).

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OFFSHORE

2014.04.09 - Flammable Mists from Accidental Hydrocarbon Releases Offshore

Flammable Mists from Accidental Hydrocarbon Releases Offshore

UK HSE released recently a report that investigates offshore hydrocarbon releases in an attempt to identify whether mists of hydrocarbon droplets were formed, and if these presented a flammability hazard.

2014.04.09 - NOPSEMA Annual Offshore Performance Report

NOPSEMA Annual Offshore Performance Report

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) released yesterday its 2013 Annual offshore performance report; a yearly stocktake of risk management by the Australian offshore petroleum industry.

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ENVIRONMENT

2015.06.24 - Should the Polar Code Regulate Grey Water Figure 01

Should the Polar Code Regulate Grey Water?

The potential for regulating the discharge of grey water was discussed at IMO when formulating the Polar Code, but, like other times grey water has been discussed, the idea was fairly quickly discarded.

2015.05.16 - IMO Adopts Polar Code Enviro Provisions

IMO Adopts Polar Code Enviro Provisions

Ships trading in the Polar Regions will have to comply with strict safety and environmental provisions following the adoption of the environmental part of the Polar Code and associated MARPOL amendments to make the Code mandatory by MEPC of the IMO.

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MONEY MARINER

2015.06.02 - US Shale Oil Production to Affect Shipping Earnings

US Shale Oil Production to Affect Shipping Earnings

How much US shale oil production is taken out of service will be a key driver of future tanker shipping earnings, according to the latest edition of the Tanker Forecaster published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

2015.05.16 - Twenty Year Low on Bulk Carrier Orders

Twenty Year Low on Bulk Carrier Orders

Dry bulk orders fell during the previous four months to 0.4m DWT/month which is one of the lowest levels since the 90s. According to Clarksons this is something to be expected especially when we are talking about a market with Capesizes earning approximately $4,000/day.

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ACCIDENTS

2014.12.29 - Turkish Cargo Ship Sinks Near Port of Ravenna, Italy

Turkish Cargo Ship Sinks Near Port of Ravenna, Italy

On 28/12/2014 at 0800 GMT, a Turkish ship (Gokbel), having 11 seafarers as crew, collided with a Belize flag vessel and sank.

2014.12.28 - Norman Atlantic in Fire North of Kerkyra, Greece Figure 01

Norman Atlantic in Fire North of Kerkyra, Greece

A fire broke out onboard the Ro-Ro passenger ship Norman Atlantic during early morning hours, while the vessel was north of Kerkyra, Greece close to Othonoi island.

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ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REPORTS

2014.12.26 - Tanker Crashes on Quay - Investigation Report Figure 09

Tanker Crashes on Quay – Investigation Report

The following information is a summary of the report issued by the the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) and the Swedish Accident Investigation Board (SHK) regarding an accident in the product tanker Prospero on January 2006.

2014.04.28 - Lifeboat Incident Onboard Bulk Carrier - Investigation Report Figure 1

Lifeboat Incident Onboard Bulk Carrier – Investigation Report

This investigation report refers to a lifeboat incident on board the Hong Kong flag bulk carrier Ma Cho that took place at Devonport, Tasmania 9 December 2002.

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