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2010-12-20 09:31:35

Every day, thousands of different organisms are carried far from their natural habitat in water used as ship ballast. To reduce the transfer of invasive aquatic species between ecosystems, satellites are being used to assess areas at risk from ballast water exchange. While plants and animals have always clung to the outside of ships' hulls, the problem of marine invasions has dramatically increased since the widespread introduction of water-tight hulls in the 19th century. It is estimated...

2010-09-21 08:49:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Brownie's Marine Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: "BWMG." www.browniesmarinegroup.com) today announced that its patented technology has now been integrated into the Kon Tiki Royal US "KTR-US" lifejacket and has successfully met, and exceeded, standards codified in the new MSC 200 (80) SOLAS regulations. Of all the international conventions dealing with maritime safety, the most important is the International Convention for the Safety of Life...

2009-07-06 04:00:00

LONDON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Delays in cargo screening significantly extend the time of goods at port. This process could be shortened with foolproof and rapid screening and detection systems. At the same time, increased illegal immigration and smuggling augment the need for efficient access control systems in ports and entry points. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.aerospace.frost.com), Maritime Security Market...

2009-04-16 05:14:00

CELJE, Slovenia and BETHESDA, Md., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium Satellite announced today that it has certified the EMA Group's BlueTraker(R) Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) ship terminal to provide LRIT services over the Iridium satellite network. EMA is an Iridium Value-Added Reseller and Value-Added Manufacturer. The Iridium certification parallels the flag state approvals currently underway, ensuring that the EMA BlueTraker system adheres to the International Maritime...

2008-09-23 03:00:22

By Jessen, Andrea Randall, Andrew; Reinhart, Debra; Daly, Luke ABSTRACT: This study examined whether ferrate could meet the international standards for successful ballast water treatment, including final concentrations of less than 1 CFU/mL of Enterococci, less than 2.5 CFU/mL of Escherichia coli, and less than 1 CFU/100 mL of Vibrio cholerae. Pure cultures of E. coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and V. cholerae, and a mixed culture of Enterococcus faecium and E. faecilis were grown in saline...

2006-05-26 19:04:38

By Edgar Ang NEW YORK (Reuters) - A string of ship sinking accidents involving old bulk carriers in the past several months may attract attention from the International Maritime Organization, shipowners and brokers said on Friday. A 30-year-old cement carrier, Portland, sank on Thursday between Canary Island and Tenerife off the coast of Spain, with two of the 11 crew members still missing as of late Friday, said an official from Tenerife maritime rescue group. This follows the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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