Environment

  • Port Radar for a safer maritime domain

    Lystrup, Denmark-based Terma is providing three high-resolution Scanter 5102 radars to be deployed in and around the remote Port of Prince Rupert, on Canada’s rugged British Columbia coast.

  • LNG Not Clear Greenhouse Gas Winner

    As the maritime shipping industry transitions toward cleaner fuels in response to new environmental regulations and emissions standards, abundant supplies of natural gas in the United States, and worldwide, appear to offer a promising solution in transportation industries.

  • Setback for Nicaraguan Canal

    The Nicaragua Canal project has been dealt another setback amid reports that construction will not begin until the first quarter of 2016 due to environmental mitigation measures.

  • Baltic Windfarm Opens

    The largest offshore windfarm for Germany is now operational and providing power to more than 340,000 households. The 288 megawatt “Baltic 2” windfarm is owned by German utility company EnBW and was constructed in a joint venture with Hochtief Solutions, GeoSea and Nordsee Naßbagge. The Germans invested more than $1 billion into the project.

  • Ballast Water Treatment System Museum Pieces

    The debate about whether UV-based ballast water treatment systems will meet U.S. type approval requirements continues with some in the industry still believing that shipowners should not to install equipment until they are forced to.

  • Chilean Earthquake Shuts Down Port

    Operations have been halted at Chile’s Coquimbo Port after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake rippled off the cost of Coquimbo and caused a tsunami on September 16. The quake was the largest to hit the country since 2010. Waves reached heights more than 15 feet in the area surrounding Coquimbo Port.

  • The Well Control Rule: Safer or Just More Costly?

    The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources has been told that the Obama administration’s new well control regulations will result in a virtual moratorium on Gulf of Mexico offshore energy development and that they undermine safety rather than enhance it. 

  • Fish Population At Record Lows

    The amount of fish in the oceans has halved since 1970, in a plunge to the "brink of collapse" caused by over-fishing and other threats, the WWF conservation group said on Wednesday.

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Protect the environment with safe boating

Recreational boating reaches its peak when the weather warms up and people take to waterways in droves. Spending a day on the water enjoying the scenery or trying your luck at fishing are popular pastimes.

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MPA and NUS to conduct joint research in ocean governance

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Centre for International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will jointly set up a research programme to to examine issues such as international regulation of shipping, access and use of oceans and protection of coastal marine environment.

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