TC Blast

July 3, 2019

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

July 3, 2019

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

July 3, 2019

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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Warm Ironing?

July 3, 2019

Grimaldi Group completes installation of Corvus Energy ‘mega batteries’ in groundbreaking retrofit projects – Cruise Barcelona and Cruise Roma retrofitted with a total of 11 MWh energy storage systems enabling zero-emissions operation Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that the company has completed the installation of a 5,5 MWh battery energy storage systems (ESS) for each of the two Ro-Pax cruise ferries “Cruise Barcelona” and “Cruise Roma” owned and operated…

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Piracy: Still an important concern

April 26, 2019

During January-April 2019, four incidents of unauthorised boarding of ships in locations of close proximity to each other were reported in the western sector of Singapore Strait. All four incidents occurred to tug boats towing barges and dredger while underway in the westbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS). Of the four incidents, two incidents reported loss of scrap metal, and nothing was reported stolen in the other two…

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Check your tickets!

February 27, 2019

Transport Canada (TC) now offers the capability of checking the validity of any Canadian seafarer’s certificates. In its most recent Ship Safety Bulletin released, TC announced that a new, free, website service is available online, for anyone to use to check the validity of a certificate of competency / proficiency, seafarer medical or other endorsement The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) recommends that…

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Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and CleanTech Alliance Seattle Sign Cross Border Memorandum of Understanding

February 27, 2019

Vancouver, CANADA – February 21, 2019 — With the aim of encouraging cross-border collaboration to achieve a greener planet through the adoption of clean technologies, the CleanTech Alliance and Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre met in an international breakfast, which was attended by the British Columbia Premier John Horgan. The two associations, represented by Tom Ranken, President of CleanTech Alliance and Jeanette Jackson, Managing Director of Foresight have signed a memorandum of…

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Corvus Energy awarded the marine world’s biggest battery package by Norwegian Electric Systems

February 27, 2019

Bergen, Norway and Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – February 27, 2019 – Corvus Energy has signed a contract with Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) for the marine world’s largest battery package to be installed on board Havila Kystruten’s coastal vessels.y “This is a big step for the cruising industry and we are extremely proud to receive this order. It demonstrates that we drive technology further by pushing boundaries for the use…

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