Cruise heavyweight to help promote scrubbers

Companies in favour of using exhaust gas cleaning technology (scrubbers) have joined together to support the uptake of this technology ahead of the 2020 low sulfur cap. They have created the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020). One of the founding members is the Carnival Group. [Read more...]

2018-10-15T10:23:34+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Safety|

Fines levied on ‘L’Austral’ grounding

French cruise company Compagnie du Ponant and the cruise ship ‘L’Austral’s’ Master have been fined a total of NZ$100,000 for endangering human life and entering a prohibited zone. The fine followed an incident in the remote New Zealand sub-Antarctic islands. Compagnie du Ponant received a fine [Read more...]

2018-10-15T10:14:30+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Safety|

Passenger ship operators must do more to prevent the spread of shipboard diseases

France/US-based Infection Control Solutions service provider aqua-tools has warned that cruise ship and ferry operators must do more to protect passengers from contracting Legionnaires disease and other infections from waterborne pathogens. Concerned with the results from research that found higher levels of Legionella contamination in [Read more...]

2018-08-29T13:43:17+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Safety|

FarSounder wins cruise ship order

FarSounder has received an order for four FarSounder-1000 Forward Looking Sonars from Wärtsilä Valmarine, a supplier of ship navigation systems. The systems will be installed into new expedition cruise ships during the next couple of years. “FarSounder's ongoing receipt of multi-system orders from Wärtsilä Valmarine is a testament to the [Read more...]

2018-07-29T08:08:17+00:00 July 29th, 2018|Safety|