Maritime Journal - News

GB£1.35bn Queensferry Crossing open (Fri, 22 Sep 2017)
The GB£1.35bn Queensferry Crossing has been opened by the Scottish Government to replace the Forth Road Bridge as the main road route between Edinburgh and Fife.
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Veteran cargo ship sails again after refit (Fri, 22 Sep 2017)
The two-masted schooner 'Avontuur' - nearly 100 years old and once regarded as one of the last true cargo sailing ships of the last century - is back at sea again.
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Nobiskrug tackles specialist work (Fri, 22 Sep 2017)
It’s proving a busy time in the boat repair and maintenance sector for Nobiskrug Shipyard and its sister yards in North Germany.
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Eco engine swap is first of several (Fri, 22 Sep 2017)
The 24.5m Hamburg excursion boat 'Serrahn Star' is back in service after swapping its old engines for a more eco-friendly and economical propulsion system and owner Heiko Buhr says similar conversions will follow on other boats in his fleet.
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IMO Press Briefings

New warning on hazards of carrying bauxite by ship (Fri, 15 Sep 2017)
Bauxite may become unstable when carried in bulk on a ship, potentially causing the vessel to capsize.
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Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species enters into force (Fri, 08 Sep 2017)
Ballast Water Management Convention aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water.
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New global project to address bioinvasions via ships’ hulls (Mon, 07 Aug 2017)
GEF-UNDP-IMO project to help protect marine ecosystems from the negative effects of invasive aquatic species gets the go-ahead for preparation.
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International Maritime Prize for 2016 goes to Koji Sekimizu, former IMO Secretary-General (Wed, 02 Aug 2017)
Mr. Koji Sekimizu is to receive the prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2016, for his contribution to the work of IMO.
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