Ocean protection

Federal government adds new ecological constraint to Contrecoeur terminal project

  The federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard and the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change have signed a ministerial order prohibiting the destruction of the critical habitat of the copper redhorse under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). The order was published today in the Canada Gazette. While it …

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A Captain caught after a slaughter at sea (Forum)

  Taiwanese Ping Shin 101 on which occurred the murders at sea described in this gut wretching article by investigative reporter Ian Urbina*.   Photo Credit: Fish-I Africa The men are helpless in the open water, clinging to floating debris, tossed by the rolling ocean waves. Several large fishing ships circle. None of the victims have life jackets, but no one makes …

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Clean Shipping Alliance scrubs away at ICCT report on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

  Following the release of a report by environmental group ICCT, the Clean Shipping Alliance expresses its concern about the wrong perception of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (“scrubbers”) and wash water discharges portrayed in the publication. “We welcome all scientific inquiries on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) that are objective and well researched. However, in …

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DNV awards first merchant vessel SILENT-E notation

  ONEX Peace, an Aframax tanker built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and delivered to its owner ONEX, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s SILENT-E notation. DNV is the first classification society to offer an underwater noise notation. The SILENT-E notation ensures ships do not exceed average-to-moderate Underwater Radiation Noise (URN) …

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Canada renews measures to protect Southern Resident killer whales

  OTTAWA -The Southern Resident killer whale is an icon of Canada’s pacific coast and this endangered species has an important cultural significance for Indigenous peoples and coastal communities in British Columbia (B.C.). The Government of Canada has taken strong, consistent action to protect and restore its population and will continue to do so. For the third consecutive year, it will …

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MSC doubles down on Arctic shipping ban

  In view of the recent public debate around container shipping in the Arctic, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has doubled down on its position to avoid considering the Northern Sea Route, including the Northeast and Northwest Passages on environmental grounds. An expansion of Arctic shipping could increase the emissions of so-called black carbon – physical …

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Government of Canada and Heiltsuk Nation collaborate to develop a local Marine Emergency Response Team 

  BELLA BELLA, BC, –  The Government of Canada and the Heiltsuk Nation announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing both organizations to work together to enhance the Nation’s role in marine environmental response within the Heiltsuk territory. Under the MOU, the Heiltsuk Nation, in collaboration with the Canadian Coast Guard and Transport …

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Exploring the potential for scrubbers to capture maritime CO2 emissions

  Finnish maritime technology firm Wärtsilä has just highlighted the potential for exhaust gas abatement systems to directly tackle maritime carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the near future, as technology advances and enables manufacturers to design and upgrade scrubbers to capture carbon at the point of exhaust. Wärtsilä has conducted extensive research and development to …

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$5.65bn Japanese green ship fund coming from Anchor Ship Partners

  With an eye on Japan’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Japanese ship finance giant Anchor Ship Partners will launch a substantial fund to aid decarbonization efforts in the shipping sector. Japanese newswire Nikkei states the new Y600bn ($5.65 bn) fund will start by ordering LNG-fuelled gas carriers to lease to such …

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The Coalition for the Energy of the Future unveils its first seven concrete actions and welcomes three new members

  Launched in late 2019, the Coalition for the Energy of the Future aims at accelerating the development of future energies and technologies to sustain new green mobility models and reduce the impact of transport and logistics on climate change. The Coalition is pleased to announce the first milestones to be reached in 2021. Green …

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