Archive of: Environment

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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
LNG receives ringing endorsement from ferry operators

LNG receives ringing endorsement from ferry operators

The two biggest ferry operators in North America are poised to embrace liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative to marine diesel to fuel their fleets.

February 2013
Texas company designs ATB that can deliver LNG directly to vessels

Texas company designs ATB that can deliver LNG directly to vessels

Waller Marine of Houston has developed a new concept for an articulated tug barge (ATB) that will bring LNG into smaller ports where there is no LNG infrastructure.

February 2013
Mariners help with recovery from Hurricane Sandy’s devastation

Mariners help with recovery from Hurricane Sandy’s devastation

Hurricane Sandy, the killer Northeast superstorm, caused more damage to the region’s maritime industry than any disaster in memory

February 2013
Drought means less cargo, fewer barges and higher costs for towboat operators

Drought means less cargo, fewer barges and higher costs for towboat operators

The Midwest’s worst drought in decades has resulted in a complicated and costly shipping season for companies operating on the Mississippi River.

December/January 2013
New IMO low-sulfur fuel regs creating challenges for vessel operators

New IMO low-sulfur fuel regs creating challenges for vessel operators

As of Aug. 1, 2012, stricter rules took effect for sulfur emissions from ships sailing off the coasts of Canada and the United States.

December/January 2013

Fuel spills into Kill Van Kull during transfer between two barges

Pollution responders are at work in the Kill Van Kull after fuel spilled from a barge during a transfer operation at Mays Ship Repair

Web Bulletin 2012
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