Ferry Safety: IMO Pens “Manila Statement”

By MarEx 2015-04-27 19:28:25 The IMO Conference on the enhancement of safety of ships carrying passengers on non-international voyages, held in Manila, the Philippines, on 24 April 2015, has adopted guidelines to aid the process of reducing the mounting toll of ferry accidents. The Manila Statement, adopted by the Conference, addresses the question of whether…

Heeding the Lionfish Warning

By Wendy Laursen 2015-04-27 19:06:17 Scientists from NOAA and other research bodies believe that it is very unlikely that ballast water or hull-fouling caused the invasion of the Indo-Pacific lionfish into East Coast U.S. waters. It was more likely the result of releases from aquaria hobbyists. Still, there are lessons to be learned from their…

Bunker Spill in New Zealand

By MarEx 2015-04-27 18:51:49 Rain and high winds are creating problems for oil spill responders dealing with a heavy fuel oil spill in Tauranga Harbour in New Zealand’ North Island. The oil spill occurred on April 27 when a ship was bunkering at the Port of Tauranga. Regional Council oil spill On Scene Commander Adrian…

Propeller Club Salute to Congress

By MarEx 2015-04-27 15:55:30 The International Propeller Club of the United States held its 31st Annual Maritime Industry Salute to Congress Dinner on April 23, 2015 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. and Maritime TV was there to cover it. The Club honored Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA, 3rd District) as this year’s…