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The Workglop 128 is capable of recovering waterborne pollution at a rate of 80m³/h

The Workglop 128 is capable of recovering waterborne pollution at a rate of 80m³/h

Partners needed for new Plaxx fuel
Recycling Technologies (RT) has developed a process which can boost the recycling rate of plastic waste to produce a new fuel. 18 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Biofouling versus ballast water impact
According to Belgium-headquartered Subsea Technologies, a pioneer in the development of hard hull coating systems and hull and propeller cleaning systems, the entry into force of the Ballast Water Convention this September will not prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic species (IAS) unless there is mandatory legislation in place to prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls. 18 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Portuguese boatbuilder moves into oil spill response
A new oil spill response workboat has been produced by Portuguese company – SWB, Seismic Workboats, Lda which is headquartered in Peniche. 18 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Marine protected area for Ross Sea
The establishment of a marine protected area (MPA) in the Antarctica’s Ross Sea has been agreed during the Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). 09 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Moskito system successfully used
The Moskito oil salvage tool, developed in Norway by Miko Marine AS has recovered its first hydrocarbons from a half submerged ship in Chile. 27 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Handling pollution in a small port or harbour
According to Capt. Brian McJury, a Master Mariner at London Offshore Consultants, Paris, the response can be very enthusiastic in a small ports when a pollution incident occurs. 05 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Big solution for small vessels
A number of demonstrations have shown how DESMI’s antipollution devices can deal effectively with a number of perplexing problems – including a dearth of vessels on hand to help deal with a spill. 04 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Ballast Water Management Convention enters into force
The IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017 after Finland acceded to the treaty, but there concerns that shipowners are still without treatment systems approved for global use. 19 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
Peace Boat sign Ecoship collaboration agreement
Peace Boat and DNV GL signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a partnership to develop the Ecoship cruise ship. 19 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
Hamburg going greener
DNV GL signed a letter of intent with the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) at the recent SMM event, to increase sustainability and reduce the emissions of its own vessels. 13 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
Scandinavian pollution partnership
Finland-based Lamor Corporation Ab and the Norway-based Markleen Group recently signed a cooperation agreement that is claimed will form the most comprehensive and highest quality Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution network on the global market. 18 Aug 2016 - Maritime Journal
Popcorn plays pollution
How do you run a realistic oil spill disaster response drill without actually releasing any pollution? 22 Jul 2016 - Maritime Journal
Bioplastics debate
While current ‘biodegradeable’ plastics aren’t an answer to marine pollution – with work, they could play a part said the European Bioplastics Organisation (EUBP). 22 Jul 2016 - Maritime Journal
Oil spill nano-fix
Oil spills in the ocean tend to spread out to form a thin layer, even if in an enclosed container the oil seems so viscous it is almost lumpy. 22 Jul 2016 - Maritime Journal
New Russian oil dispersant
The Russian state oil and gas producer Gazprom has announced that it has developed a new oil dispersant substance that they claim promises improved performance over existing materials. The announcement was made at the commissioning ceremony of a production unit for material that took place at the facility of the Safe Technologies company in St. Petersburg. 19 Jul 2016 - Maritime Journal
Novel Seekuh heads for launch
Being launched in Germany in early September is the novel 12m long waste collection and research catamaran - 'Seekuh' (Sea Cow) - designed to help cope with some of the millions of tons of plastic waste dumped in the world’s oceans every year. 19 Jul 2016 - Maritime Journal
ETV reprieve
The UK government has taken the decision to provide a further five years of funding for the country’s remaining emergency towing vessel (ETV), based in Orkney. 14 Jul 2016 - Maritime Journal
Waste Shark drone
South African entrepreneur Richard Hardiman has developed a solar-powered aqua-drone that can automatically clean up water pollution and waste in waterways and ports. It has taken 3 years to develop the Waste Shark drone. 25 May 2016 - Maritime Journal
Unmanned pollution control: no more sci-fi
“Our approach to designing an Unmanned Surface Vessel for things like water quality checking is to keep it simple,” said Greg Atkinson of Eco Marine Power. “You can go off on a tangent and make everything sci-fi – and you could spend a lifetime developing it.” 12 May 2016 - Maritime Journal
Ocean clean-up moves closer
A 'passive pickup' device to clean plastics from the ocean is to face one of its toughest challenges yet: force 8 or 9 gales and seas to match. 25 Apr 2016 - Maritime Journal