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CARBON EMISSIONS AND RAFT-BASED SHIP DESIGNS

While many countries presently seek to reduce carbon emissions from the maritime sector, that sectors has been steadily reducing carbon emissions per ton-mile for more than a century. Efforts at further reducing such emission would require ongoing research into articulated and coupled vessel configurations to improve the sailing capability of …

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CYBER HACKERS – WHAT SHIPPING MUST LEARN FROM MAERSK CYBERATTACK

Maersk reefer containers outfitted with “smart” technology. The shipping industry must learn from last week’s cyber attack on Maersk, say analysts, and the line’s chief commercial officer, Vincent Clerc, said the line would “have to ask ourselves some tough questions”. Speaking to CNN, Mr Clerc said the company had focused on trying to restore normal operations, …

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CALL ME CAPTAIN! (OR NOT)

By Colin Dewey, Ph.D., MNI When is it correct to call someone “captain?” And where is it appropriate for people to use the title themselves? What’s the difference between a captain and a “master?” (1) When does a master, or any mariner, get to be called “master mariner?” The organized mind of …

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TURKEY PROACTIVE ON SHIP RECYCLING CONVENTION

Progress towards the Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (2009) has been slow. However, Turkey, one of the world’s leading ship recyclers, has again shown its willingness to meet the requirements of the Convention with another yard achieving a statement of compliance. ClassNK issued the …

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LAND-BASED CO2 COULD BE STORED SUBSEA

Statoil has been contracted by Gassnova to evaluate the development of a carbon storage facility on the Norwegian continental shelf for CO2 generated by land-based industry.  The storage project is part of Norwegian authorities’ efforts to develop full-scale carbon capture and storage in Norway. If it goes ahead, it would …

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