Marine evacuation systems (MES) are provided for the high-speed evacuation of a large number of passengers and crew. These systems are based on slide or chute methods.
The kinetic energy of marine currents can be converted in much the same way that a wind turbine extracts energy from the wind, using various types of open-flow rotors.
Marine energy or marine power refers to the energy carried by ocean waves, tides, salinity, and ocean temperature differences.
MES is an appliance for the rapid transfer of persons from the embarkation deck of a ship to a floating survival craft.
Heavy residual fuel oils (HFO) are used in the majority of motor ships. International standard ISO 8217 gives 12 classifications for residual oils and four classifications for distillate fuels.
A large diameter tube, which extends from the blowout preventer on the seabed, to the drilling platform. It is used as a return path for the drilling fluid.
Marine toilet, ship toilet - designed to receive, retain & discharge sewage. Gravity or vacuum technology is used to drive waste from toilet bowl into treatment tank.
A variety of Shipowners associations, trade unions and insurance companies such as: BIMCO and INTERCARGO.
An inquiry conducted by maritime and legal authorities following an accident or near-accident at sea, resulting in a maritime declaration. The purpose of such hearings is to discover the cause of accident or mishap.
The most senior of the technical committees of the International Maritime Organization.
Navigational and meteorological warnings, meteorogical forecasts and other urgent safety-related messages broadcast to ships, (SOLAS, Chapter IV).
Technigaz Mark III LNG cargo containment system incorporates a 1.2mmthick waffled 304L stainless steel membrane supported by load-bearing insulation.
A spike is a sudden and large price move in the price of an asset—either up or down, but more often used when describing up-moves.
In market rate net metering systems the user's energy use is priced dynamically according to some function of wholesale electric prices.
The MARPOL Convention is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.
Annex I (Oil) came into force on 02.10.1983 and contains conditions for discharge of mixtures containing oil and also requirements applicable to the construction and equipment of tankers larger than 150GRT and other ships larger than 400GRT.
Annex II came into force on 06.04.1987 and contains discharge conditions for four categories of noxious substances and requirements applicable to the construction and equipment of ships carrying such substances.
Roughly 15% of goods carried as cargo are dangerous goods.
The regulations contain requirements for surveys and certification of sewage systems and impose operational restrictions regarding sewage discharge. Annex IV entered into force on the 27 September 2003.
Annex V, which came into force on 31.12.1988, contains requirements relating to the disposal of all types of food, household and operational waste that have accumulated aboard ships during operation.