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The diesel engine could be on the way out if the Government carries its recently launched Clean Maritime Plan through to its conclusion.
Part of the Clean Air Strategy, which aims to cut air pollution across all sectors to make the UK “net zero” on greenhouse gases by 2050, the Plan sets out how the Government hopes to achieve ‘zero emissions shipping’. But despite this wording, it doesn’t just affect seagoing craft. The plan also covers inland shipping and recreational boats, and a Call for Evidence has been issued specifically for “domestic vessels and inland waterways”.
Australian shipyard and marina facility The Boat Works has expanded, doubling in size to 54 acres (218,530 square metres). The yard will welcome the first superyachts to its new facility later on this year.
It is anticipated that the new superyacht yard, with private investment of over $100m, will generate thousands of jobs in the marine and service industries.
Tony Longhurst, The Boat Works owner, commented, “We are committed to maintaining the health of our waterways, to operating sustainably and with minimal impact on the environment.
During an inspection by the Marine Safety Detachment Port Canaveral Port State Control Officers, there were MARPOL deficiencies identified related to the 15-ppm Bilge Alarm system of the Oily Water Separators (OWS) onboard four separate ships.
Specifically, the PSCOs discovered that the entries in the Oil Record Book (ORB) weren’t compliant to the Bilge Alarm Data being displayed by the bilge alarm, also known as oil content meter.
Concerning the Bilge Alarm Data, it is required to record: – date – time – alarm status – the operating status of the 15-ppm Bilge Separator.
Following an investigation into the tragic death of Simon Speirs, Clipper Ventures has called on the Department for Transport to hold an independent inquiry to establish the full extent of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) investigatory teams’ failure of professionalism, impartiality and honesty.
On the 18th November 2017, Simon Speirs, a 60 year old retired solicitor, fell overboard whilst helping to reduce sail. The yacht, CV30, owned by Clipper Ventures, was participating in an around the world race and was experiencing increasing winds and sea state in the Southern Ocean. Mr Speirs was tethered to the boat but fell overboard due to a freak failure of a tether safety clip. Mr Speirs was recovered Continue reading “Clipper Ventures calls for independent inquiry into the MCA and MAIB”