GAO reports on Abandoned and Distressed Vessels; France pushing for Mediterranean ECA

VIDEO: NASSCO christens, launches eighth ECO tanker
VIDEO: NASSCO christens, launches eighth ECO tanker
March 29, 2017 — General Dynamics NASSCO has christened and launched the Palmetto State – the final ship in an eight-ship ECO Class tanker program to be constructed at the San Diego shipyard.

 

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GAO reports on Abandoned and Distressed Vessels
The GAO has published a report reviewing the actions federal and state agencies take to address abandoned and distressed vessels (ADVs) in U.S. waterways.
France pushing for Mediterranean ECA

The proposal is getting enthusiastic support from an alliance of environmental organizations that mainly consists of NGOs from the Mediterranean region.
VIDEO: Norwegian Joy heads for Shangai

The ship is the second in the line’s Breakaway-Plus class and the first that was purpose-built for China.
U.K. port takes delivery of versatile Shoalbuster

The vessel will take on a multifunctional role that includes plow dredging, towing, pilotage and surveys.
New Zealand bans biofouled bottoms

In New Zealand, biofouling was found to be responsible for 69% of invasive aquatic species as opposed to just 3% from ballast water.
Epic Gas takes delivery of eighth from Kyokuyo Shipyard

Since the first quarter of 2013 the Epic Gas fleet has grown from 22 vessels to 41 vessels.
Russian yard lays keel for river cruise ship

The ship can be operated in sea and coastal areas, as well as in waves of up to 3 meters high.