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JNPA Celebrates World Environment Day
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA), India’s biggest container port, celebrated World Environment Day with a series of initiatives aimed at raising awareness for environmental protection. As a responsible port, JNPA recognizes the critical need for preserving the ecosystem for future generations... -Crew Mirror
Hydrex carries out underwater stern tube seal repair.
A team of Hydrex divers recently completed an underwater stern tube seal repair on a roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) ship in Algeciras, Spain. The ship had been experiencing an oil leak, necessitating an on-site repair and making the use of Hydrex’s flexible mobdock method possible... -Crew Mirror
US Coast Guard Releases Safety Alert on Small Vessel Fires
The US Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis Commandant has issued a new Marine Safety Alert, highlighting the risk of fires onboard small passenger vessels. The alert was released in response to ongoing investigations by the US Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board... -Crew Mirror
Colliding vessels caused by distracted bridge officers
NTSB has determined that the bridge watch officers on a bulk carrier and an offshore supply vessel were not maintaining a proper lookout at the time of their collision near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, in July 2022. The NTSB concluded that the Bunun Queen officer was distracted by performing non-navigational tasks... -Crew Mirror
Mission to Seafarers launches 'Digital Seafarers' Centre'
Mission to Seafarers has released its "Happy @ Sea" mobile app to provide access to the mission’s welfare and mental health services. The app is available for free on Apple and Android devices and will enable seafarers to pre-order requests ahead of port visits, access wellbeing services offline, and complete the Seafarer Happiness Index survey within the app... -Seatrade Maritime News
Are wind ships the next maritime revolution?
Wind ships have gained attention in recent years as a potential solution to reduce emissions in the maritime industry. While they are not necessarily a complete revolution, they are considered a promising option to make shipping more sustainable. The maritime sector is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions,.. -Travel Tomorrow
Two-Thirds Of The Maritime Industry Underestimates The Negative Impact Of Biofouling
Almost two-thirds (59%) of the shipping industry underestimate the negative environmental impacts of biofouling, with as much as 1 in 4 claiming to know little about the issue, a new report by Jotun has found. Biofouling is caused by the build-up of micro-organisms, plants, algae, and other small aquatic animals on the hull of a ship... Marine Insight
Australia hosts forum for Pacific maritime safety and sustainability.
This week, the annual Asia Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies (APHoMSA) forum is being held in Australia with the aim of promoting a safe, secure and sustainable maritime industry and a clean marine environment in the Pacific region... -Crew Mirror
New Mangalore Port Authority Celebrates World Environment Day with LiFE Initiative.
The New Mangalore Port Authority recently celebrated World Environment Day, marking the occasion by promoting a host of initiatives aimed at raising awareness and encouraging action to protect the Earth. Dr. AV Ramana, the Chairman of the NMPA, kicked off the event with a speech,.. -Crew Mirror
Indigenous protesters attack oil tankers in Peru.
Indigenous protesters in Peru’s Amazon region recently attacked two oil tankers with gasoline bombs. This was apparently due to changes by the government to social oil funds. Canada-based PetroTal confirmed that a dozen crew members from both tankers, one of which contained 40,000 barrels of crude,.. -Crew Mirror
Analysis of Vessel Inspections Shows Safety Gaps in Offshore Sector
Concerns are being raised over the accuracy and thoroughness of inspections especially as it relates to the safety elements for vessels operating in the offshore sector. IMCA released its annual analysis of the safety inspections performed on vessels and uploaded it into its database finding ongoing concerns... -The Maritime Executive
Korean Register Approves Methanol-Fueled MR Tanker Design
The Korean Register (KR) has granted an approval in principle (AIP) for a dual-fuel, methanol-powered MR tanker, developed jointly by KR, South Korean shipbuilders K Shipbuilding and equipment manufacturer S&SYS. The vessel has been designed to harness the power of marine gas oil and methanol,.. -Crew Mirror
“El Niño” arrival threatens drought and economic impact in Panama Canal.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has warned that the “El Niño” phenomenon could worsen the current drought and lead to significant economic impacts. The canal experienced an intense drought between 2019 and 2020, with such occurrences usually taking place every five years. However, Ricaurte Vasquez,.. -Crew Mirror
Container ship catches fire in UAE anchorage
A fire broke out on an MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company container ship that was anchored in the United Arab Emirates. According to reports, the vessel, called MSC Rita, which was built in 2005 and has a capacity of just over 8,000 TEU, arrived at Khalifa Anchorage in Abu Dhabi Ports’ Khalifa on June 6. However,.. -Crew Mirror