January 2015


In the first half of 2015 Martin & Ottaway will be performing a study for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, "MAX1 Studies" (MARPOL Annex I Studies), that will address the following questions:


  1. How effective are shipboard Oily Water Separators?
  3. What can be done to further increase the effectiveness of shipboard oily waste management?


The intent of MAX1 is to establish the deepest possible industry cooperative framework and seeks partners and participants to address the wide ranging issues concerning OWS systems and machinery space waste stream management.

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Cold weather actually makes us busier. Cold weather makes people seek shelter so they pay less attention and cold weather makes equipment operate and fail in unusual fashion.


It has been cold out (we almost had iceboat conditions on the river) so there is no time to ruminate any further.


Instead I will post a few of Henk van Hemmen's drawings that I discovered in a sketch book a few weeks ago. They are dated 1987, and I think that was the year my parents took a cruise to Indonesia, hence the tropical themes. I suspect my father drew the type of ships he wished he had sailed on and used the available backgrounds. Or maybe he dreamed it all up on a cold day in New Jersey.


Ah, tropical latitudes; copra, hemp, spices, long port calls, warm breezes ........



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