Focus on Marine Pollution Control
As marine pollution continues to be a serious concern worldwide, the technology needed to successfully address it is also continuously evolving, as evidenced by the considerable number of newbuild response vessels entering service.
Oil Spill Response • Rubbish Cleanup • Recovery Equipment • Marine Environment • Water Quality Management
For this week, we take a closer look at cleanup and waste transport vessels in the UK, a debris clearing boat deployed in Indonesia, and a formerly laid-up oil spill response vessel operated by the Thai government. All are carefully designed and durably built for some of the most demanding yet sometimes overshadowed activities within the maritime industry.
Readers of Baird Maritime will be pleased to know that marine pollution control, particularly the unique vessels and systems built for the role, will continue to be covered in these pages.
- Gannet – Hybrid boat for litter collection at UK’s Lowestoft Port
- Wandle – Waste transport barges for UK inland waters
- Arika – Debris clearing workboat delivered to Indonesian operator
- VESSEL REFIT | Jaladharanuraksh – Thai oil spill response vessel undergoes propulsion upgrade
News and Gear:
- Ferry spills oily water after running aground in Romblon, Philippines
- Tug and Salvage Vessel News Roundup | July 4 – US newbuilding orders, Russian response tug launch and Dutch-designed electric workboat range
- Maritime safety, vessel-sourced pollution covered in new EU legislative proposals
- Thai authorities on lookout for possible oil spill following fatal explosion on storage vessel
- One dead following tug sinking in central Philippines
- Oil spill reported following deadly cargo ship sinking in Black Sea
Recent Important Features:
– “No maintenance has been performed on the vessel for seven years and the FSO’s structural integrity is now potentially compromised, posing a substantial threat of a huge oil spill in the Red Sea.”
– by Hieronymus Bosch, Baird Maritime‘s anonymous insider in the world of offshore oil and gas operations
– “Maybe if enough people feel ashamed of such pollution there might be some action, but one shouldn’t hold one’s breath.”
– by Michael Grey, former long-term editor of Lloyd’s List
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 21), 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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