Focus on Marine Pollution Control

Focus on Marine Pollution Control

Photo: Mavi Deniz

We turn our focus this week to the marine pollution control industry, particularly four newbuild vessels operating within that industry. One is an oil spill response vessel built for Chinese waters and another is a hybrid-powered crane vessel optimised for inland sailings in the Netherlands.

The remaining two featured vessels are autonomous rubbish-collecting vessels operated by an environmental non-profit and presently deployed in two countries in Southeast Asia. These two vessels are the latest examples of a design that has already proven its capability in the Caribbean.

Oil Spill Response • Rubbish Cleanup • Recovery Equipment • Marine Environment • Water Quality Management

This month’s focus on pollution control also includes a feature on an ongoing project that seeks to maximise the potential of uncrewed vessels and artificial intelligence in ridding the seafloor of rubbish. Development of this project is progressing well with two successful trials already completed in European waters.

We invite readers of Baird Maritime to visit regularly to read some of the latest developments in this ever-important industry.

Vessel Reviews:

Features and Opinion:

FEATURE | New EU-funded robotic vessel concept to collect litter on seafloor

– “The project aims to solve the problem of ocean litter with the help of robots and artificial intelligence.”

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

AWARDS 2021 | Best Small Oil Spill Response Vessel – Panama Canal 12.5m Spill Response Boat – Aister

– “They offer a large waste storage capacity in a boat of a really reduced length.”

AWARDS 2021 | Best Debris Collection Vessel – Circular Explorer – Holcim

– “The boat also comes with a laboratory for collecting data over a long period of time for aiding in scientific studies.”

AWARDS 2021 | Best Large Oil Spill Response Vessel – KOC Al Zour – Robert Allan Ltd & Uzmar Shipyard

– “The hull shape and the optimised location of the anti-roll tanks ensure that the best possible sea-keeping behaviour is always achieved while on stand-by at sea for long periods of time.”

Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!

Call for content!

Any news or views about the global tug and salvage sectors? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and July 1), so we can add it to this current edition of Pollution Control Week!

We are after:

  • Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
  • Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the pollution recovery sector
  • Interviews – Owners, operators, builders, designers etc.
  • Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the marine pollution recovery world? (example here)
  • Other – Any other relevant news

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