September 30, 2013
Thordon Bearings Inc. received this year’s Industry Excellence Award at the third annual Ocean Exchange on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Recognized for eliminating oil discharges from commercial ships using seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings, Thordon was one of 3 international recipients of the prestigious award.
View Award & Presentation Video here.
September 03, 2013
Shouldn’t the oil leakage rules in Polar Code proposed by the U.S. match U.S. EPA rules?
I am hoping someone can explain to me the position of the United States on the Polar Code relating to oil to sea interfaces on ships compared to the new US EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP). In the U.S. EPA VGP, that comes into force on Dec. 19, 2013, (Section 2.2.9), there is no indecision when it comes to EAL's - vessels must use it. However, the proposal put forward by the U.S.A. (DE 57/11/9) relating to the Polar Code suggests a different story.