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ONE SMALL CRACK ON A TEFLON PAN CAN RELEASE THOUSANDS OF PLASTIC PARTICLES

13 NOV 2022 A new study reveals just how many tiny plastic particles might be seeping into our foods after contact with cooking utensils, with a small broken crack on a Teflon-coated pan potentially releasing as many as 9,100 particles. Non-stick pots and pans covered with Teflon gradually lose their …

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OUTLAW OCEAN EPISODE 7: EPILOGUE – THE SPELL OF THE SEA

12 NOV 2022  How the high seas are both a dystopian netherworld and a place of impossible wonder. Covering two thirds of the planet, the sea is a workplace for more than 50 million people. The oceans produce half the air we breathe and more than 80 percent of the …

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MOL REPORTS HARD SAIL IS PERFORMING AS EXPECTED ON MV OF COAL CARRIER

11 NOV 2022  Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines is providing its first update and information on the performance of the first hard sail fitted on a large bulker. The vessel completed its first trip from Japan and Australia in October and after loading coal is approaching Japan on the return leg …

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EXTREME VEGAN DIETS CAN BE VERY BAD FOR YOU. A NUTRITIONIST EXPLAINS

10 NOV 2022 Vegan diets have become increasingly popular over the years, especially among people looking to improve their health. Indeed, a growing body of evidence shows that plant-based diets (including vegan diets) can have many benefits for health, and have been linked to lower heart disease risk alongside decreased body weight and cholesterol …

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CHINESE FISHING VESSEL TRIED TO HIT USCG CUTTER OFF GALAPAGOS

09 NOV 2022  This summer, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC James carried out a long-distance patrol to help Ecuador police Chinese squid-jigging operators off the Galapagos Islands. International fisheries patrols are a routine duty for the Coast Guard, and this one initially appeared to be a relatively uneventful board-and-search operation. But …

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SEAFARER SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS FOR STABBING DEATH ON MSC BOXSHIP

08 NOV 2022 Two years after the bosun aboard an MSC containership was murdered by a fellow seafarer, the AB who committed the crime has been sentenced by a U.S. District Court in California to 20 years in U.S. federal prison. The judge sentencing Michael Dequito Monegro, age 44 and …

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G7 AGREE TO FIXED PRICE CAP ON RUSSIAN OIL BY SEA -SOURCES

08 NOV 2022 The Group of Seven rich nations and Australia have agreed to set a fixed price when they finalize a price cap on Russian oil later this month, rather than adopting a floating rate, sources said on Thursday. U.S. officials and G7 countries have been in intense negotiations in recent weeks over the unprecedented plan to …

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SHIP MANAGER SENTENCED FOR HIGH SULPHUR FUEL USE IN CARIBBEAN EMISSIONS CONTROL AREA

07 NOV 2022 A New York-based commercial ship manager has been sentenced to pay a $250,000 fine and serve probation after pleading guilty to using high sulphur fuel in the U.S. Caribbean Emissions Control Area (ECA). The sentencing closes the book on a multi-year investigation that has resulted in fines …

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IDLED BOXSHIP FLEET SAILS PAST 1 MILLION TEUS AS BLANKINGS FAIL TO STOP FREIGHT RATE EROSION

06 NOV 2022 The idled containership fleet has breached the 1m teu capacity milestone – and is set to jump significantly higher as carriers prepare to temporarily suspend services rather than blank sailings. According to Alphaliner, as of 24 October, the number of inactive containerships either in drydock or seeking …

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BIMCO DRAFTS EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME ALLOWANCES CLAUSE FOR TIME CHARTER PARTIES

05 NOV 2022 BIMCO, which provides most standard ship charter parties or leasing contracts, recently drafted a clause that makes charterers responsible to pay for vessel emissions allowances or credits. The Baltic and International Maritime Council’s “ETS – Emissions Trading Scheme Allowance Clause for Time Charter Parties 2022” also assigns …

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