Oil tanker leaks crude after collision near China’s Qingdao port

(Apr 29 2021)

A 900-foot crude tanker leaked oil into the ocean just outside China’s biggest refining center, raising the spectre of environmental damage and disruption of shipments.



The youngest and greenest fleet worldwide

(Mar 25 2021)

Another quality milestone for the Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry.



Israel clears Greek tanker over Mediterranean oil spill

(Mar 04 2021)

Israeli authorities cleared a Greek tanker of suspicion in relation to an oil spill that caused massive tar pollution on the Mediterranean coastline, devastating marine life. It is seen as Israel's worst maritime pollution incident in decades.



Israel begins disposal of 1,200 tons of tar

(Feb 25 2021)

Environmental Protection Ministry says devastating spill has contaminated 160 kilometers (out of 195) of coastline.



ABS launches digital solution for sustainable marine operations

(Feb 04 2021)

ABS has launched the Environmental Monitor as a key part of its My Digital Fleet risk management platform.



Concern over Shetland 'parking lot' for floating oil storage

(Feb 04 2021)

Concern expressed about the potential risk posed by tankers using Shetland's coastline as a "parking lot" for floating oil storage.



Sri Lanka to demand further compensation from MT New Diamond

(Jan 21 2021)

The Marine Environment Protection Authority has decided to seek further compensation from the crude oil tanker MT New Diamond, which caught fire in the seas off Sri Lanka in September 2020.



ITOPF’s annual statistics show a promising start to the new decade

(Jan 14 2021)

ITOPF’s annual statistics of oil spills from tankers show that there were only 3 incidents where more than 7 tonnes of oil were spilt in 2020.



Signal launches CO2 emissions tool

(Dec 22 2020)

Tanker and dry bulk market participants are now able to assess the CO2 impact when chartering ships optimally positioned for their cargo, thanks to a new update on the Signal Ocean platform.



Feds shelve plans to dredge San Francisco Bay for oil tankers

(Dec 03 2020)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has abandoned plans to dredge a 13-mile stretch of the San Francisco Bay to make it easier for oil tankers to access refineries in the area.



Stena Bulk’s wind + solar tanker

(Nov 26 2020)

Stena Bulk has designed a product and chemical tanker using wind and solar power, “IMOFlexMAX”.



Endesa invests up to 34.5million in the largest LNG supply centre for gas-propelled vessels in Spain

(Nov 26 2020)

• With the enactment of new environmental regulations on maritime transport, Endesa is launching a project with an initial investment of 15.6 million euros by 2022, to adapt its port terminal in Los Barrios, in Algeciras for bunkering, to supply liqu...



Major ecological disaster averted off Nicobar

(Nov 26 2020)

The relevant Coast Guard carried out a timely air-sea coordinated operation on Sunday to tow away an oil tanker drifting dangerously close to the eco-sensitive Kachall in the pristine Nicobar chain of islands in the Bay of Bengal.



IMO Environment Committee approves amendments to cut ship emissions

(Nov 26 2020)

Draft amendments to the MARPOL convention would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity.



Shipping industry’s CO2 footprint projected to grow despite efficiency gains

(Nov 19 2020)

An ageing fleet of ships and historically low levels of newbuild activity present significant challenges to the International Maritime Organization's goal of reducing overall CO2 emissions from the shipping industry.




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April-May 2021

Safety risks from digitalisation and decarbonisation - seafarer mental health - ABS advice on ballast water systems