• Raging Seas well worth a read
  • Cargotec joins the global Rainmaking maritime startup accelerator programme
  • Best Practices from the OCIMF
  • Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia for January to September 2018
  • West coast tugs and the Prime Minister’s babysitter

MT18 breaks records!

  It is with great pride that we extend a great big thank you to all our participant, for a very successful Mari-Tech 2018 Technical Conference and Marine Exhibition, this past April in Victoria, BC. By all metrics, the conference was a great success, and we thank our sponsors, in particular, our MT18 Platinum Level Sponsor, Babcock, which was an early and substantial participant. Wartsila and BC Ferries, our Gold…

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Stena Line and Callenberg select Corvus Energy for Battery-Powered Ferry

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – April 3, 2018 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Stena Line and Callenberg Technology Group to supply the lithium ion-based Energy Storage System (ESS) for the battery-power retrofit of M/V Stena Jutlandica. Stena Line will be the first Swedish ferry operator to operate a ferry with zero emissions while berthing and in port. Stena Jutlandica is a combined passenger and…

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OCIMF releases new information paper Safety Critical Equipment and Spare Parts Guidance

29 March 2018 – (London) Addressing the need for clear and consistently applied definitions of ‘critical spares’ and ‘critical equipment’ across the industry, this information paper provides guidance on the identification of safety critical spare parts for companies to consider when preparing a Safety Management System (SMS). The paper, released on 29 March 2018, introduces some boundary conditions to consider and walks through several steps that may be required to…

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U.S. Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Western Rivers study

WASHINGTON – The United States Coast Guard is seeking input for a study of navigation requirements for the entire Western Rivers System. The Coast Guard Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study will review the Western Rivers Aids to Navigation (ATON) System. The ATON system on the Western Rivers differs from the U.S. Coastal ATON System due to the unstable nature of the river and channels. The Coast Guard operates…

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Corvus Energy to power all hybrid PSVs in the Gulf of Mexico

Richmond, B.C. – February 27, 2018 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by SEACOR Marine and Rolls-Royce to provide lithium ion-based energy storage systems (ESS) for 3 new platform supply vessels (PSVs) being fitted with hybrid power systems. The brand-new PSVs were acquired by SEACOSCO, a joint venture between SEACOR and China Cosco Shipping Group (COSCO), and will be retrofitted into hybrid vessels. As with…

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Technical Speakers Announced

The line up of speakers at Mari-Tech 2018 Technical Conference and Marine Exhibition has now been confirmed! This year’s technical papers cover a wide range of topics from experts in the marine industry which are meant to “hone the leading edge” …the conference’s theme.   Speaker Spotlight   Harald Tillung – Wärtsilä Solutions for infrastructure and power transfer for hybrid operated vessels Harald Tillung is the Business Development Manager at…

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Transport Canada and Engineering CoC – A fine mess

Some engineer like myself have been putting off upgrading my Canadian Marine Engineering Certificate of Competency, my “CoC”, or “engineering license” / “ticket”, due to the fact the system had become cumbersome, and completely out of touch with reality. As signatory to the Standards of Training, Certification, Watchkeeping (STCW) convention of 1995, as amended in Manila, in 2010, Transport Canada (TC) agreed to update its licensing system to be in…

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USCG releases memo on El Faro

Dec.21, 2017 U.S. Coast Guard Headquarter WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard today released the Final Action Memo regarding the loss of the S.S. El Faro and its 33 crewmembers during a 2015 hurricane near Crooked Island, Bahamas. In the Final Action Memo, Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, approves the findings of fact, analysis, and conclusions detailed in the Marine Board of Investigation’s Report of Investigation, essentially marking…

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