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Scotland Gets Offshore Wind Super-Hub

Scotland Gets Offshore Wind Super-Hub

A renewables jobs boom for the Highlands moved a step closer as the Port of Ardersier secured the full backing of the Scottish Government for plans to turn the former oil fabrication yard on the Moray Firth into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind. In what the port’s Chief Executive Officer Captain Steve Gobbi described […]

Panama Canal Authority Briefs Maersk on Expansion

Panama Canal Authority Briefs Maersk on Expansion

A plan is underway to make sure the new locks at the Panama Canal will be open for transits in the beginning of 2016, according to the Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano. Quijano hosted Maersk Line delegation led by Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Liner Business, within the framework of the centennial celebration, to provide […]

Amadeo 1 Capsizes off Southern Chile

Amadeo 1 Capsizes off Southern Chile

Ro-ro ferry Amadeo 1 ran aground in Kirke Canal, some 100 nautical miles north west of Punta Arenas, southern Chile, on Monday, Aug 18, after hitting a rock. The vessel suffered a breach starboard, causing it to take on water, and finally, capsize on coastal shallows, with most of the hull laying above the water. […]

Future of Canadian Ports on ACPA’s Agenda

Future of Canadian Ports on ACPA’s Agenda

Canada’s Port Authorities have gathered in Belledune, NB, for the Association of Canadian Port Authorities’ (ACPA) annual conference to plot Canada’s economic course through these changing maritime trade winds. The agenda includes intense discussions about the economic importance of ports and their position at the centre of 21st century supply chains. “Over the last decade, with […]

Hartmann Reederei Ushers In New Vesel Type

Hartmann Reederei Ushers In New Vesel Type

A unique, new type of vessel has been developed, the Ethylene Carrier ECO STAR 36K with “Svelte“-bow design. The design has been developed by Hartmann Reederei of Leer In co-operation with engineering consultants HB Hunte Engineering. As described by Hartmann, the new vessel type differs fundamentally from conventional gas carriers: As the first of its […]

US Navy Eyes Lockheed Martin’s Exoskeletons

US Navy Eyes Lockheed Martin’s Exoskeletons

US defence contractor Lockheed Martin has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin’s exoskeletons for industrial use. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The FORTIS exoskeleton is an unpowered, lightweight exoskeleton […]

USCG Issues New Interim OSV Rule

USCG Issues New Interim OSV Rule

The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday issued an interim rule regarding regulations to mitigate the risk created by the removal of the statutory size limit previously placed on offshore supply vessels. The regulations were effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register. The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 removed the statutory size limit previously […]

McDermott to Work on Andarko Spar’s Decommissioning

McDermott to Work on Andarko Spar’s Decommissioning

McDermott International said that one of its subsidiaries has entered into an agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to provide construction and decommissioning support services on the Red Hawk project. McDermott will supply its Derrick Barge 50 (DB50), for decommissioning support of the Red Hawk spar located in Garden Banks 876. The DB50 will remove mooring […]

USCG Rescues 164 Migrants in One Week

USCG Rescues 164 Migrants in One Week

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 64 Cuban migrants and 100 Haitian migrants during a busy week of illegal maritime migration attempts from Cuba and Haiti into the United States. The 64 Cuban migrants were repatriated last week following three separate interdictions at sea in the Florida Straits dating back to August 7. The crew of […]

UPDATE: Sunken Cargo Was Bound for EnBW Baltic 2 Wind Farm

UPDATE: Sunken Cargo Was Bound for EnBW Baltic 2 Wind Farm

The offshore wind farm turbine parts that sank last Wednesday, together with the barge they were loaded on while under tow in the Baltic Sea, were intended for EnBW’s Baltic 2 offshore wind farm. The sunken barge was carrying 4 working platforms for the EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm, according to German utility company EnBW. […]

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