Author: Alan R. Earls

Speed of technological change overtaking scope of STCW

When the chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) made comments in Manila in November proposing a comprehensive revision of the global convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), it probably caught many in the maritime community off guard.

Hydrogen cost and availability

Hydrogen is already commercially viable in some industrial sectors, such as oil refining and fertilizer production, where the U.S. uses over 10 million metric tons per year, according to Dr. Sunita Satyapal, director of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy.