SOLAS rules for ships to be able to recover persons from the water enter into force 01 July 2014

The IMO issued a news release reminding stakeholders that various amendments to the SOLAS Convention entered into force on 1 July 2014. Among other things, the amendments address recovery of persons from the water; reducing on-board noise; and protection of vehicle, special category, and ro-ro spaces. New requirements under the International Convention for the Safety…

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ConocoPhillips Subsidiary Wins Prestigious Maritime Award from U.S. Coast Guard.

ConocoPhillips Subsidiary Wins Prestigious Maritime Award from U.S. Coast Guard AUSTIN, Texas, Jun 25, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The United States Coast Guard (USCG) today recognized Polar Tankers, Inc., a ConocoPhillips subsidiary, with the Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Osprey Award for Environmental Excellence. Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, the USCG 29th Vice Commandant, presented the…

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