"Cold ironing" is not just about cruises at the poles

The term "cold ironing" is the process of providing electrical power to a ship alongside while its main and auxiliary engines are shut down.

Charles de FREYCINET had been Minister several times and president of the Council

The Freycinet gauge has become a European standard governing the size of the locks of certain canals, established by a French law of the program of Charles de Freycinet dated August 5, 1879.

The Normandy Bridge is the first bridge in maritime format when we go up the Seine towards Rouen

Yesterday, the department of the Seine-Maritime which begins a little before Rouen and ends in Le Havre had only two bridges over the Seine : the bridge "William the Conqueror" (commissioned in 1970) which connects the right bank to the left bank inside the city of Rouen and the bridge of Tancarville (commissioned in 1959) which connects the "Marais-Vernier" with Tancarville in the first cove of the Seine when one leaves the bay of Seine.

The Sulphur Emission Control Area of the North Sea

The SECA zones (SECA for Sulphur Emission Control Area) are maritime areas in which strict controls of merchant ships have been established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to minimize emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and prohibit any deliberate release of ozone-depleting substances. It also governs waste incineration on board and emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from tankers.

The AIS system makes it possible to constantly know the identity of merchant vessels

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a system for the automated exchange of messages between ships by VHF radio which allows ships and traffic monitoring systems (CROSS in France) to know the identity, status, position and the ship route in the navigation zone.