Over the summer, European Maritime Safety Agency’s (EMSA) remotely piloted aircraft has been monitoring the level of sulphur oxides released by ships transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Of 294 vessels inspected so far,...
The CO2-emissions associated with using an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS, or scrubber) are lower than the emissions caused by producing low-sulphur fuels for these ships. This is the main conclusion from the new study “Comparison of CO2 emissions of MARPOL...
Over the next four months, a new drone is tested in the airspace over the Great Belt. The drone will check the sulphur content in the emissions from ships sailing on the busy shipping lane in Kattegat known as Route T. The drone is provided by the European Maritime...
The “sulphur sniffing” drone the Dutch Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) wanted to purchase will not be available for some time to come. The drone was to be used to monitor ships’ sulphur emissions at sea. From the ILT’s...
The water in the English Channel and the Southern North Sea is becoming more acidic due to SOx discharges from open loop scrubers. This follows from a study conducted by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences on behalf of the Belgian Federal Public Service...
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