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Asian Ports to Use Handheld XRF Analyzer

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as they get ready to enforce the IMO’s (International Maritime Organization) MARPOL Annex VI regulation that will come into force on 1 January 2020.The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, required a fuel oil sulfur content test kit, awarded Hitachi High-Tech the contract for supply of a X-MET8000 in May 2019.The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has also bought an X-MET8000 to support their efforts in preparing for the IMO (International Maritime Organization) MARPOL Annex VI regulation.The X-MET8000

Riachuelo submarine during launching. Image Marinha do Brasil

World Navies: Brazil´s Riachuelo Submarine

do Vale.The four S-BR submarines will be larger than the Scorpène class acquired by the Chilean, Malaysian and Indian Navies. “A review of the entire project was carried out and, thus, the need to incorporate an intermediate section was identified, in order to allow the expansion of berths, fuel oil tanks and storage spaces, thus increasing the original capacity of our submarines at sea on patrol,” said Fleet Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira. Admiral Ferreira was the Commander in Chief of the BN up to the end of 2018.They will be armed with six 21-inch torpedo tubes for up to 18

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Kongsberg to Equip New Heavy Lift Crane Vessel

dynamic positioning, navigation, thruster control and automation systems, all enhanced by inbuilt measures to improve functionality and safety. The delivery will be augmented by an electrical package including battery hybrid power and energy management systems, which will perpetrate a sharp reduction in fuel oil consumption, thereby driving down the vessel’s CO2 and NOx emissions

Photo: Fleet Cleaner

Hull Cleaning Robot Aids Oil Spill Response

After the recent oil spill disaster of the Bow Jubail in the Port of Rotterdam, Fleet Cleaner has stepped up to help the authorities with cleaning ship’s hulls which were fouled by the heavy fuel oil, in order to minimize the environmental impact. Within record time, Fleet Cleaner has transformed its installation to an oil spill response vessel; by installing specialized heating equipment, the high pressure water cleaning robot was made ready for high pressure steam cleaning. Using the 1 MW installed power, a special oil skimmer as well as the necessary oil booms and PPM’s, the Fleet

An ROV monitors the Moskito during oil recovery from the Thetis (Photo: MIko Marine)

Oil Removed from Decades-old Swedish Shipwreck

A diving contractor has removed oil from the wrecked research vessel Thetis, more than 30 years after the vessel sank.When the fishery research vessel Thetis went down into 30 meters of water close to Smøgen on the west coast of Sweden in 1985, it took a substantial quantity of fuel oil down with it. Quantities of the oil later escaped from the wreck and appeared periodically among the skerries on that part of the coast.Norwegian specialist Miko Marine said it had been asked by the Swedish Sea and Water Authority if its Moskito hull penetration tool could be used to remove any oil remaining in

Thorco Cloud - preparing a Moskito for deployment Photo Miko Marine

Oil Recovered from Sunken Ship Thorco Cloud

More than 440 tons of heavy fuel oil was extracted from the tanks of the sunken general cargo vessel Thorco Cloud. The wreck lies in two sections 1,730 meters apart and 70 meters down in the middle of the eastbound traffic lane of the Singapore Strait following a collision in December 2015. The heavy oil in the fuel tanks and in trapped compartments was seen as a major pollution hazard. Both the bow and stern sections contained fuel tanks that required emptying, so the Thorco Cloud’s owner, Marship GmbH, supported by the P&I insurance company Standard Club, contracted Jaya Salvage

Sanchi oil spill modeling - February 2018 (Image: NOC)

Sanchi Oil Spill Puts Coral Reefs at Risk

with another vessel in the East China Sea, killing all 32 crew aboard and raising concerns about damage to the marine ecosystem. Multiple oil slicks were reported to have come from the ship, which was caring nearly 1 million barrels of condensate, and there are fears that the ship may be leaking heavy fuel oil.   Now scientists say water polluted by the Sanchi oil tanker may reach coral reefs in the Ryukyu Island chain, based on the latest ocean model simulation by researchers from the National Oceanography Center (NOC) and the University of Southampton, using the leading edge, high-resolution

Photo: Incat Crowther

Dive Support Vessel Delivered in Brazil

Dimensions Length Overall: 141’ 1” / 43m Length Waterline: 133’ 10” / 40.8m Beam Overall: 30’ 6” / 9.3m Draft (hull): 6’ 10” / 2.1m Depth: 13’ 11” / 4.25m Tonnage: <500 GT ITC Construction: Marine Grade Aluminum| Capacities Fuel Oil: 34,183 gallons / 119,400 liters Fresh Water: 9,985 gallons / 37,800 liters Sullage: 1,664 gallons / 6,300 liters Crew / Dive Personnel: 36 Propulsion and Performance Speed (Service): 12 knots Main Engines: 4 x Cummins QSK 19 Power: 4 x 492kW at 1,800rpm Gearboxes: 4 x ZF 2000 Waterjets:

The innovative and efficient Incat Crowther design will ensure Sentinel will be on the job for decades (Photo: Vigor)

New Research Vessel Delivered to State of California

the vessel was launched in October 2016, with sea trials occurring since the launch.   Principal Dimensions Length Overall: 18.3m Length Waterline: 17.1m Beam Overall: 7.3m Draft (hull): 0.9m Draft (prop or max): 1.1m Depth: 2.35m Construction: Marine grade aluminum   Capacities Fuel Oil: 1,700 liters Fresh Water: 470 liters Sullage: 190 liters Passengers: 20 Crew: 5   Propulsion and Performance Speed (Service): 18 knots Speed (Max): 21 knots Main Engines: 2 x Cummins QSB6.7 Power: 2 x 350hp / 260kW @ 2,800rpm Propulsion: 2 x Propellers Generators: 2 x Northern

Photo:  Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd

Ship Engine Emissions Adversely Affect Macrophages

fine dust particles," said Sean Sapcariu, first author of the study and doctoral student at the University of Luxembourg, a cooperation partner in Helmholtz Virtual Institute of Complex Molecular Systems in Environmental Health (HICE).    "We found that the ship emissions of heavy fuel oil and diesel fuel had different effects on triggering pro-inflammatory reactions,"said Sapcariu.    Fine particles from heavy fuel oil emissions have a stronger effect on the development of pro-inflammatory reactions than particles emitted from diesel ship engines, but the latter

Bonga FPSO (Photo: Shell)

Floating Production's Future: The 6 Things You Need to Know Now

units have been signed over the past year.  However, some pending contracts for FSRUs are proving hard to tie down. The price of LNG has fallen significantly – which should provide incentive to switch to natural gas and generate requirements for regasification terminals. But the price of fuel oil has fallen as well – reducing budget pressure on power plant managers to switch to cheaper fuels.   Then there is the difficulty of financing FSRU projects.  An FSRU moored offshore can require $500+ million investment in infrastructure.  This can be hard to finance.  

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