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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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Warm Ironing?

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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TC – catching up

For those that follow Transport Canada’s activities, yes, some of us do, as they have deep impact on how I feed my family, you may have noticed quite an increase in activity from them. The main story for TC Marine Safety these days is the updating of the Marine Personnel Regulations, to bring them inline with the IMO’s Manila Amendments of 2010 – yes, of the year 2010 – just…

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USCG to get new Heavy Icebreaker

Polar Security Cutter contract awarded to recapitalize nation’s Arctic capabilities WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, through an Integrated Program Office (IPO), awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., of Pascagoula, Mississippi, a fixed price incentive (firm) contract for the Detail Design and Construction (DD&C) of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security Cutter (PSC). The initial award is valued at $745.9 million and supports non-recurring engineering and detail…

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