Fears of spreading biosecurity threatNew Zealand Herald | 08 Mar 2013
Northland biosecurity officials hope to hold back the tide of an invader being carried into Whangarei Harbour on boats. Marine services bosses fear a local presence of Mediterranean fan worm will jeopardise the industry, the local economy and the ecology.
Ships to sail directly over the north pole by 2050, scientists sayGuardian Unlimited | 04 Mar 2013
Ships should be able to sail directly over the north pole by the middle of this century, considerably reducing the costs of trade between Europe and China but posing new economic, strategic and environmental challenges for governments, according to scientists.
Ridley Terminals joins Green Marine environmental programctl.ca | 30 Jan 2013
Ridley Terminals (RTI) has signed on as the first terminal in Prince Rupert to join the Green Marine environmental program. The program encourages its participants – North American ship owners, ports, terminals and shipyards – to undertake actions that go beyond regulatory requirements to improve environmental performance and sustainability.
Worlds first above the water-line propeller systemWorld Fishing | 10 Jan 2013
Marine propulsion research and development company, Contrapel Ltd, has released details of its new propulsion system for boats, which aims to make future boats more economical, manoeuvrable, safer, stronger and better for the environment.
Tenneco and Cormetech sign joint development agreementWorld Fishing | 10 Jan 2013
Tenneco and Cormetech Inc. have signed a joint development agreement to collaborate on designing ultra-large diameter selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts for marine engine applications.
Arctic Shipping is a Disaster Waiting to HappenThe Ocean Foundation | 08 Dec 2012
When the Malaysian freighter Selendang Ayu grounded in Alaska's Aleutian Islands eight years ago this week, it was a tragic reminder of the growing risks of northern shipping.
First gas tanker crosses ArcticBBC | 26 Nov 2012
A large LNG tanker is set to become the first such carrier to sail across the Arctic taking advantage of changing climate conditions.
Saba Bank designated Particularly Sensitive Sea Area by IMO Marine Environment Protection Committeeimo.org | 15 Oct 2012
The Saba Bank, in the north-eastern Caribbean area of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, was formally designated as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it met for its 64th session from 1 to 5 October 2012, at IMO Headquarters in London. The MEPC also discussed matters relating to energy-efficiency, ballast water management and ship-recycling.
New Systems Expand Real-Time Marine Observation Capabilities on Both CoastsNOAA's National Ocean Service | 11 Oct 2012
This month, the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) rolled out three new observational systems on the East and West coasts of the United States. Two new Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS) locations are now online in California and Connecticut; and the Columbia River Estuary Operational Forecast System debuted--NOAA's first oceanographic operational forecast system on the West Coast.
$60m eco-friendly superyacht in NZ for renovationNew Zealand Herald | 27 Sep 2012
A superyacht that costs $274,000 a week to hire is being renovated in Auckland. The yacht, designed by New Zealander Ron Holland, was built to be the most eco-friendly yacht afloat. It is wind-powered and when there is no wind the propellers are driven by a hybrid of diesel and electric motors that move the boat, power household items and recharge the batteries at the same time.
Invasive brittle star species hits Atlantic OceanEurekAlert | 17 Aug 2012
Coral Reefs, the journal of the International Society for Reef Studies, has published online a study co-written by Dr. Gordon Hendler of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County about an invasive species of brittle star, Ophiothela mirabilis. Its presence near Brazilian and Caribbean ports indicates that O. mirabilis could have been spread by shipping.
Ervik & Sævik wins Environment AwardWorld Fishing | 15 Aug 2012
Rita Christina Sævik, managing director of Ervik & Sævik AS was presented with the Directorate of Fisheries Environment Award at Nor-Fishing yesterday.
Indian Ocean Rising: Maritime Security and Policy Challenges (Book)stimson.org | 03 Aug 2012
Indian Ocean Rising: Maritime Security and Policy Challenges explores the evolving security, socio-economic, commercial, and environmental trends that will shape the Indian Ocean region in the coming decades and examines their implications for decision-makers and stakeholders.
Venice environmentalists ask Sophia Loren to renounce shipReuters | 02 Jun 2012
MILAN, Italy (Reuters) - Environmentalists on Saturday urged film diva Sophia Loren to help stop a big cruise ship named in her honor from ever entering the Venice lagoon because of potential damage to the city and the lagoon's delicate ecosystem.