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Don’t Let Legionella Threaten your Vessel


The health and safety of maritime employees is an understandably important issue these days, and it’s not difficult to see why. The enclosed environment of an ocean-going vessel or an offshore installation can inevitably lead to a rapid spread of problems that can affect everyone on board. While such situations…

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Lesson from the Billion Pound Food Industry

Protein Swabs

The return of the BBC’s excellent consumer show The Food Inspectors serves as a timely reminder of the importance of food hygiene on board ocean-going vessels and offshore installations. The safety of the crew members, visitors, contractors and passengers is always going to be linked to the cleanliness of the…

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Manage Cooling Water and Reap the Benefits


Every ocean-going concern, whether it’s a fixed marine installation or a mobile vessel traversing the world’s seas, can only ever be as efficient as the systems which are utilised on board. The maritime industry is a hectic, pressurised sector, and without efficiency any operator will struggle to remain financially viable…

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Fresh Water Safety Plan = Peace of Mind

fresh water safety plan

Owners and operators of ocean-going vessels and fixed marine installations are only too aware of the proliferation of international laws, regulations and recommendations which abound in the industry. In many organisations, it has become increasingly difficult to remain compliant with legislation without assistance from specialist outside agencies. From August 2014,…

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Importance of Good Marine Sewage Treatment

marine sewage treatment

Owners and operators of ocean-going vessels and fixed offshore installations will know that the issue of marine sewage treatment is a very serious one. It’s bound by some exceptionally complex regulations, so it’s vital that everyone involved in the industry is fully aware of their obligations and responsibilities. Falling foul…

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Importance of Safe On-board Drinking Water

Potable Water Test Kit

While access to safe drinking water is important in the home and at work, it can be even more vital when it’s consumed on board ocean-going vessels and offshore installations. Problems that can occur on dry land can be multiplied many times over when they occur amid the cramped confines…

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Contaminated Ballast Water affecting Oceans

ballast water

The world’s eco-systems are intricate, fragile and increasingly prone to major problems of cross-contamination. In recent decades, the dramatic increase in the levels of maritime traffic, in particular the long-haul journeys that cross continents, has led to further issues which would have been difficult to imagine just a few decades…

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Reagents you can Always Rely on


Every owner and operator of ocean-going vessels and fixed offshore installations will know all about the importance of water to their operations. Water, whether it’s used for drinking, heating, cooling or for ballast purposes, performs a vital role in the stability, safety and comfort of each working day. In order…

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Marine Water Testing: Are You Compliant?

Ocean-going vessels and static offshore installations need water to survive. Whether it’s for heating, cooling, drinking or simply supplying ballast, it’s a vital component of marine life. And while it’s important to maintain a supply, it’s even more vital that it’s done in a safe, hazard-free manner. For this reason…

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