Houthi intransigence changes UN plan for Safer tanker

(Aug 27 2020)

The intransigence of the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen is preventing United Nations efforts to assess and repair the eroding Safer oil tanker.



Yemen: SAFER oil tanker

(Aug 13 2020)

Briefing highlights from the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs.



Coalition forces release detained oil tanker

(Aug 06 2020)

Houthi rebel group announce that coalition forces led by Saudi Arabia have released an oil tanker detained for nearly four months.



OneOcean launches EnviroManager+

(Jul 30 2020)

OneOcean has made some clever advancements to its world-leading environmental compliance platform, and announces the launch of EnviroManager+.



UK warns of “catastrophic environmental threat” from hazardous Yemeni oil tanker

(Jul 30 2020)

The UK has called on the Houthis in Yemen to give UN experts access to an oil tanker off its west coast, in a bid to prevent an environmental catastrophe.



U.N. still waiting for Houthi approval to visit decaying oil tanker off Yemen

(Jul 30 2020)

The United Nations was still waiting for Yemen’s Houthi group to authorize deployment of an assessment team to a decaying oil tanker that is threatening to spill 1.1 million barrels of crude oil off the war-torn country’s coast last Tuesday.



UN urged to prevent Houthi oil ‘disaster’

(Jul 09 2020)

Yemen’s government has urged the UN Security Council to intervene to prevent a derelict tanker from leaking more than a million barrels of oil into the Red Sea.



ABS advice on finding a low carbon strategy

(Jul 02 2020)

There is much to read about different approaches to low carbon shipping, but very little of it actually guides you, as a tanker operator, as to what you should do. ABS is aiming to fill this gap.



Stena Bulk is presenting a prototype of the next-generation product and chemical tanker

(Jun 11 2020)

Stena Bulk is presenting a prototype of the next-generation product and chemical tanker, the IMOFlexMAX, which will be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 25% compared to modern product tankers.



Tanker cross Russian Arctic route without icebreaker assistance

(May 28 2020)

The sea ice along the Russian Arctic coast is quickly vanishing as temperatures in the region have been reaching record highs. By late May, a carrier had set out on the icy route without icebreaker escort.



Shipowners’ experiences of scrubbers

(May 28 2020)

A London meeting of the Clean Shipping Alliance included a shipowners panel, where representatives of Spliethoff, Grimaldi and Genco Shipping shared their experiences with scrubbers.



Norwegian shipping climate neutral by 2050

(May 21 2020)

Shipping accounts for 2.2% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Norwegian shipowners are now taking a leading role in the fight against climate change.



LNG as marine fuel - the first step towards deep-sea shipping GHG reduction

(Apr 02 2020)

The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has released a video explaining why Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is currently the only viable solution available that can cut emissions from deep-sea shipping as newer, cleaner options are developed.



Risk of environmental disaster as Safer tanker decays in Yemen

(Apr 02 2020)

Six Arab countries have filed a request to the UN to access the Safer oil tanker — filled with 138 million litres of Yemeni oil — to prevent an environmental disaster of drastic proportions.



Singaporean shipping company fined $1.65m for concealing illegal discharges of oily water

(Mar 26 2020)

Unix Line PTE Ltd., a Singapore-based shipping company, was sentenced Mar. 20 in federal court before U.S. District Court Judge Jon S. Tigar in Oakland, California, after previously pleading guilty to a violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from ...




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