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.
- Yonggang Lianfang No 1 – Chinese-built heavy duty oil recovery vessel enters service
- WN25 – Hybrid crane vessel delivered to Amsterdam water utility company
- Interceptor 005 – Autonomous catamarans take on river cleanup duties in Southeast Asia
Features and Opinion:
– “The project aims to solve the problem of ocean litter with the help of robots and artificial intelligence.”
News and Gear:
- Irish-Portuguese partnership to collaborate on Atlantic Ocean marine research
- GEAR | Lamor, Metocean to collaborate on trajectory tracking of marine pollution
- Bureau Veritas awards AIP to waste-collecting sailship
- New riverine litter collector to be trialled in Rotterdam
- First steel cut for new terminal support tug for Hongkong United Dockyards
- Briggs Marine’s newest workboat to serve Sheerness Port
- Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore inaugurates hybrid patrol craft
Recent Important Features:
– “They offer a large waste storage capacity in a boat of a really reduced length.”
– “The boat also comes with a laboratory for collecting data over a long period of time for aiding in scientific studies.”
– “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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