Archive of: Environment

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Chamber of Shipping: Italy, other flag states too slow with issuing casualty reports

The International Chamber of Shipping issued comments on the Costa Concordia casualty, emission regulations and ship recycling

Web Bulletin 2013

St. Lawrence Seaway highlights its environmentally friendly impacts

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. has issued a report highlighting its environmentally impacts, emphasizing the benefits of maritime transport and giving an update on ballast water treatment practice

Web Bulletin 2013

Canada hiring marine safety experts for spill-response risk assessment

Transport Canada said the federal government will conduct a risk assessment study of readiness for oil and chemical spills from ships in Canadian waters

Web Bulletin 2013

Cargo ship crew hospitalized with chemical burns after leak

Four crewmembers from the Norwegian cargo ship Star Fraser were hospitalized after being sickened by an onboard chemical leak

Web Bulletin 2013

Accident at Vicksburg bridge has delayed more than 1,000 barges

The Mississippi River closure that resulted from a tow striking a rail bridge at Vicksburg has now delayed 71 towboats with more than 1,000 barges

Web Bulletin 2013

Empty cruise ship adrift near Newfoundland after towline snapped

A derelict cruise ship is adrift near Newfoundland oil platforms after a tugboat lost control of the empty vessel when the towline snapped

Web Bulletin 2013

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
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