Archive of: Environment

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Marine engineers testing solar-powered sails for commercial ships

A start-up company called Eco Marine Power is testing a metal sail system that is also equipped with solar cells, enabling a ship to run partially on wind and solar power

Web Bulletin 2013

Coast Guard, Ballard respond to sinking derelict vessels in Hylebos Waterway

The U.S. Coast Guard, Ballard Diving and Salvage and state environment officials responded to sinking derelict vessel, with an oil spill, in Hylebos Waterway

Web Bulletin 2013

Crude oil spills into Mississippi River after 2 barges strike Vicksburg bridge

Two barges being towed by Nature's Way Endeavor struck a railroad bridge at Vicksburg, spilling crude oil into the Mississippi River

Web Bulletin 2013

IMO chief emphasizes sustainability, 'safety culture'

At the launch of the World Maritime Day theme, International Maritime Organization Secretary-General Sekimizu emphasized sustainability

Web Bulletin 2013

Study: Puget Sound ship noise exceeds level that is safe for marine mammals

A study by the University of Washington has found that the noise from ships, ferries on tugboats in Puget Sound is often higher than levels that are considering harassment to marine mammals

Web Bulletin 2013

Blog Q&A with BSEE director James Watson

The energy blog Fuel Fix published a Q&A with retired Coast Guard Adm. James Watson, who is now BSEE director

Web Bulletin 2013

New MARPOL rules on energy efficiency, waste disposal go into effect

A new MARPOL amendment is now in effect requiring energy efficiency management systems and new restrictions on emissions and garbage and sewage disposal

Web Bulletin 2013

Coast Guard, new BSEE agency sign agreement on continental shelf enforcement

The U.S. Coast Guard and newly formed Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement have signed a memorandum of understanding for regulation of outer continental shelf

Web Bulletin 2013

Heavy weather hampers effort to reach grounded Alaska drill ship

The U.S. Coast Guard said responders have not yet been able to board the stranded Shell drill ship Kulluk because the weather has been too treacherous

Web Bulletin 2013
Turning waste heat into electricity saves fuel, reduces CO2 emissions

Turning waste heat into electricity saves fuel, reduces CO2 emissions

There are currently around 16,000 registered vessels sailing worldwide. This huge commercial shipping fleet accounts for between 4 to 5 percent of the world’s carbon emissions suspected of causing climate change, according to Sweden’s Opcon Energy Systems AB.

June/July 2013
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