Tag: MARPOL

                 

 

I joined the industry in 1981 and, before that, remember playing with the tarballs on the Dutch Northsea beaches. Things don't always get better, but as far as international shipping is concerned, boy, have things improved.

 

A huge portion of the credit goes to all the hardworking mariners who notice things that are wrong, and then come together from all over the world, and just fix it.

 

 

How? Check out this little video IMO at 70.

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In almost every technical case, or operational problem we get involved in we find that it first takes the construction of a chronological narrative to get an idea as to where the shoe sticks.

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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?
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  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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I really enjoy Dennis Bryant's Daily Newsletter, his format allows me to scan it very quickly and if a mental alarm goes off, he provides some additonal info.

 

The December 20, 2013 newsletter issue made mention of MARPOL reception facilities inadequacies.

 

The write up referred to a USCG Houston Marine Safety Information Bulletin issued by COTP Brian Ponoyer.

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