Archive of: Environment

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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

MarAd: U.S.-flag laker fleet on the road to recovery from recession, still faces obstacles

Despite low water and lack of dredging, the Great Lakes shipping industry is on the mend from record low traffic in 2009.

June/July 2013
Engineers resurrect use of water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings on commercial ships

Engineers resurrect use of water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings on commercial ships

As environmental regulations tighten, water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings are becoming a popular alternative to oil-lubricated bearings for commercial vessels.

June/July 2013
Green ship design makes excellent environmental and economic sense

Green ship design makes excellent environmental and economic sense

Today’s maritime industry is entering the age of the green ship.

May 2013

U.S. renews offshore wind tax credit that industry says it needs

Some U.S. offshore wind energy development may be ready to accelerate again now that the federal government has renewed a key tax incentive.

April 2013
Novec, FM-200 gain acceptance as ‘green’ firefighting alternatives

Novec, FM-200 gain acceptance as ‘green’ firefighting alternatives

In the move away from Halon as an onboard fire suppressant, Novec 1230 and FM-200 have emerged as the “green” products of choice.

April 2013
Deepwater Horizon blast spikes demand for fire monitors on OSVs

Deepwater Horizon blast spikes demand for fire monitors on OSVs

For Glynn Grantham, the proof that the Deepwater Horizon disaster has generated attention on improving fire safety offshore can be seen in the numbers.

April 2013
Rain lifts Mississippi water levels and hopes of averting a shutdown

Rain lifts Mississippi water levels and hopes of averting a shutdown

After the near shutdown of the Mississippi River in December 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is predicting that the river will stay open through the middle of February.

March 2013
Lubricant technology helps vessels operate cleanly and efficiently

Lubricant technology helps vessels operate cleanly and efficiently

Marine owners and operators need to seize every possible advantage nowadays in a regulatory environment that poses tougher restrictions on pollutants and an economy that demands reducing costs to stay competitive.

March 2013
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