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Ocean Voyages Institute Sets Record with Largest Open Ocean Clean-up in History

HONOLULU, HI — June 23, 2020 – Ocean Voyages Institute’s marine plastic recovery vessel, S/V KWAI, docked at the port of Honolulu today, after a 48-day expedition, successfully removing 103 tons (206,000 lbs.) of fishing nets and consumer plastics from the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, more commonly known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch …

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The MSRC Releases Instructional Video on the IHO standard S-102 Bathymetric Surface Product

Photo: Pascal Rhéaume Québec City, Quebec, Canada – June 23, 2020 – The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), a world-class pilot simulation training and port feasibility studies facility, announced the release of an informational video on the new S-102 standards on surface bathymetry products. In the video, Captain Pascal Rhéaume, pilot and member of …

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CMC urges unified Canada-U.S. approach to ballast water regulations

Bruce Burrows, CMC President and CEO By Leo Ryan, Editor The Ottawa-based Chamber of Maritime Commerce has urged the Canadian and U.S. authorities to abandon their separate regulatory tracks and to “forge a bilateral arrangement on managing ballast water” in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence  shipping corridor. At the same time, in an emailed statement to …

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UN agencies call for urgent action on crew changes and keyworker designation for sea and air workers

From the middle of June 2020, around 150,000 seafarers a month will require international flights to ensure crew changeovers can take place. Half of these seafarers need to be repatriated home by aircraft, the other half will be joining ships. The heads of the maritime, labour and aviation organizations of the United Nations have issued …

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The Spring Edition of Maritime Magazine (96) is online

Like most sectors of the global economy, the publishing world has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Your maritime publication, which is blowing out its twenty-five candles, would obviously have preferred to highlight the event under other auspices. So, against all odds, the spring edition of Maritime Magazine with its special reports on the …

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Canadian Marine shipping sector protects front-line workers with Trusted Partners Initiative

OTTAWA – The marine industry is rising to meet the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by banding together to create a mutually agreed standard of protocols to protect marine workers. The Chamber of Marine Commerce has developed the Marine Industry Trusted Partners for COVID-19 initiative with its Canadian ship operator members to help assure ship …

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Minship bulk carrier biofuel trial advances carbon neutral shipping

Bavarian ship management company Minship and its subsidiary Minmarine  announced that a bulk carrier in their fleet of managed vessels, M/V Trudy, has successfully bunkered biofuel at the Port of Rotterdam. The biofuel bunkered by the 2009-built, 30,790 dwt bulk carrier on April 17 was GoodFuels’ sustainable Biofuel Oil MR1-100: which is a second generation sustainable …

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