• Corvus ESS on board world’s first hybrid SES for crew transfer
  • Canada to issue CoR for Norwegian and French seafarers
  • AET’s LNG powered shuttle tankers for Equinor
  • PFOA and AFFF – WTF
  • TC Blast

Corvus ESS on board world’s first hybrid SES for crew transfer

Bergen, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, 21 November 2019 – Corvus Energy is proud to announce that we have signed a contract with SEC Marine Ltd, UK to supply the energy storage system (ESS) for the world’s first hybrid surface effect ship (SES) for crew transfer. The development of the 22m hybrid SES for use as a crew transfer vessel is in response to an industrywide push to develop and deploy innovative technologies…

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Canada to issue CoR for Norwegian and French seafarers

A new Ship Safety Bulletin by Transport Canada issued today, outlines a recent agreement to recognize Certificate of Competency (CoC) issued to seafarers by Norway and France, under the Certificate of Recognition (CoR) program. The purpose of this Ship Safety Bulletin is to advise owners and operators of Canadian registered ships and seafarers that the Maritime Administration of Canada has entered into a reciprocal arrangement with the Maritime Administrations of…

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AET’s LNG powered shuttle tankers for Equinor

Two of the world’s first LNG Dual-Fuel Dynamic Positioning Shuttle Tankers unveiled in South Korea Next-generation DPSTs to serve on long-term charter to Norway’s Equinor 16 October 2019 – AET, leading petroleum tanker owner and operator, today named its newest vessels, two of the world’s first LNG Dual-Fuel Dynamic Positioning Shuttle Tankers (DPSTs). The vessels, the cleanest DPSTs ever built, will emit 40-48% less carbon than equivalent vessels built in…

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PFOA and AFFF – WTF

Contamination from the Military’s Use of Firefighting Foam A great deal of attention is now focused on the use of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) containing perfluorinated compounds such as perfluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluoro-octane sulfonate (PFOS) on all U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and by major airports, refineries, and other areas where potentially catastrophic fuel fires can occur. Fighting Shipboard Fires Fires aboard naval vessels have always been a matter of…

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TC Blast

In case you have missed it, here are some marine industry related newsbits from Transport Canada and related regulators: TP 13617 – Ballast Water Regulations Please note that TP 13617 for the new proposed Ballast Water Regulations can be accessed on the following website. Navigation Safety Regulations, 2019 Please note that the Navigation Safety Regulations, 2019 have been published in the Canada Gazette, Part I (http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2019/2019-06-15/html/reg8-eng.html). The 90-day comment period…

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Canada Labour Code stakeholder feedback sought

I am writing to invite you to share your views on the development of regulations for recent amendments to Part III (Labour Standards) of the Canada Labour Code (Code). These amendments, introduced in Bill C-86 – the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, aim to modernize the Code by improving protections for employees, particularly those in precarious work, while supporting productive workplaces. Once in force, they will: ·         make it easier…

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IMO2020 guidance from SSA

Document aims to augment Singapore shipping industry’s readiness to meet IMO’s 2020 cap on sulphur oxides emissions from ships The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA)—the industry voice of Singapore’s maritime community—today issued the “IMO Sulphur Cap 2020 Readiness Plan” for Singapore’s shipping community. The document provides an overview of the key requirements of the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap, outlines the major preparatory milestones in the lead up to January 2020,…

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BC cleantech company survey

Canadian cleantech has always punched above its weight. As part of a national effort, we’re reaching out to British Columbia clean technology ventures to find out how you’re doing. Your responses to our 20-minute survey will help governments and others (like us) provide the resources you need, as well as unlock new sources of support. Your data will be treated with the utmost confidentiality – only aggregate information will be…

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