Seguridad marítima

Ballast Water Treatment Performance Evaluation under Real Changing Conditions





Pung-Guk Jang, Bonggil Hyun and Kyoungsoon Shin * Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology, South Sea Research Institute, 41 Jangmok1gil, Jangmok, Geoje 53201, Korea;

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* Correspondence: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Received: 31 August 2020; Accepted: 15 October 2020; Published: 20 October 2020  


Abstract: We conducted a shipboard ballast water test using seawater of extreme turbidity collected from Shanghai Port (China) (>300 mg total suspended solids (TSS)/L), and normal

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Vestdavit wins long-term service agreement with NOAA





Leading boat launch and recovery systems supplier Vestdavit has secured a far-reaching frame agreement to provide service, support and spares for the variety of marine davits it has supplied to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

NOAA operates a fleet of research and survey vessels that conduct a wide variety of missions, including oceanographic research, marine life studies and hydrographic surveys, RHIBs of various sizes and 30-foot Hydrographic Survey Launches are typical boats that are used with our davit systems depending on the mission.

The all-embracing five-year contract is valued at up to US$2.5 million and aligns with U.S. Department of Commerce requirements. It covers 20 davits delivered to multiple NOAA ships and calls for the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to provide 

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Shipping emissions – putting things in context




Once again the IMO has attracted the ire of environmental NGOs. This time over its decision of MEPC 75 to opt for an emissions reduction scheme that has the support of the leading shipping bodies rather than other proposals submitted by a number of member states that the NGOs say are in line with their thinking.

The proposals relate to new efficiency demands for existing vessels built prior to the coming into force of the EEDI which previously were exempt from any CO2 reducing requirement. At a time when it has been difficult to operate many vessels profitably due to market condition and the additional costs incurred meeting requirements for ballast water treatment and adaptation to the 2020 sulphur

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Davits.- Unmanned Systems

Modern warships and coastguard cutters need to be flexible. They have to be able to handle multiple types of boats, weapons and

containers through one mission bay and on both sides of the vessel.

Vestdavit works with integrators and hangar specialists to provide total multi-role capability.

Enhancing capability

Raiding boats, RIBs, AUV sonar systems, USVs, rescue craft – a modern warship or coastguard cutter has to deploy and recover all of these to cover multiple roles. But handling boats is no longer enough. A truly multi-role mission bay deploys the same lifting and carriage systems to load, discharge and move internally a wide range of weapons, ammunition and containers. Vestdavit can configure systems, MissionEase which can lift a wide range of boats and equipment and which are dimensioned to handle standard 20ft teu containers.


A truly

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VIKING inaugurates new testing facility for marine firefighting foam in focus on ship safety






Denmark-based VIKING Life-Saving Equipment is driving more investment into its marine fire service business. The inauguration of VIKING’s Foam Lab Odense, which specialises in the testing of a vessel’s reserves of firefighting foam, intensifies the company’s focus on marine fire service, a segment earmarked for significant growth in the coming years.

“Our ambition is to cover all aspects of marine firefighting equipment, and our new state-of-the-art laboratory puts us on the global map in this segment, too. Our class approvals comply with IMO regulations for testing all foam types, and we expect to receive DANAK accreditation in the course of 2021 as the ultimate stamp of approval for our work,” said Anders Nørgaard Lauridsen,

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