Coral Sea – IMO adapted introduction of ships’ routeing systems

The Australia Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a Marine Notice 16/2015 to advise mariners, shipowners, ship operators and agents that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted two new two-way routes and an associated area to be avoided (ATBA) in the Coral Sea (Figure 1).    These measures come into effect at 0000 hours UTC on 1 […]

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New Marine fuel on test bench

New alternative marine fuel which is expected to be cheaper and environmentally safer than existing heavy fuel oil (HFO) will be on the test bench soon. Marine MSAR (Multiphase Superfine Atomised Residue) is developed by Quardise fuel Interntional , under licence from AkzoNobel, a chemical company. Maersk Line has signed an agreement with Spanish energy company […]

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EU state – LSFO verification onboard in EU ports

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/253, under this directive European Union has mandated the rules concerning the methods and frequency of surveys conducted by the EU Member States for verification of the sulphur content of marine fuels being used onboard ships calling at EU ports. According to the Decision, ship log books and bunker delivery notes on board are […]

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Duty free shops – is it really duty free?

How important is to show and scan your boarding pass at airport duty free shops. Sailors usually buy a lot at airport when they are back home, have you ever thought why keeper asks us for boarding pass and what do they do with it. Lately I was passing through Dubai airport,  and did some shopping, but they […]

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Engine failure during manoeuvering

Causes and emergency preparedness. There are several incidents of main engine failure during vessel movement in or out of harbour or in narrow channels, nevertheless this is the time where engine reliability is required most. On the basis of experience and reports we have summarised various causes of engine failure and required emergency preparedness to counteract this situation. STATISTICS – […]

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