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  • Duck disasters disected

    The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published a report into two incidents involving DUKW amphibious passenger vehicles; the sinking of ‘Wacker Quacker 1’ on 15 June 2013 in Salthouse Dock, Liverpool and the fire on board the ‘Cleopatra’ during a sightseeing tour on the River Thames, London, on 29 September 2013. 17 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Platform management for award winning lifeboat

    UK-based Servowatch Systems’ chief executive officer Wayne Ross has praised the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM) for winning last month’s prestigious KNVTS Ship of the Year Award for its revolutionary new search and rescue boat, the Nh1816. 17 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Tackling plastic pollution in the med

    Figures from UNEPO state that every second more than 200kg of plastic waste are dumped into the world's oceans and seas so the impact on the natural environment is considerable. 17 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Boskalis and Kotug merge European operations

    Kotug International B.V and Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to merge their European harbour towage operations. 17 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • EU energy storage project operational in UK

    What is said to be Europe’s largest battery storage project is now operational in the UK. It will assess the role of energy storage in cost effectively delivering the UK’s Carbon Plan. 17 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Surveying at speed

    MMT Sweden AB and Reach Subsea ASA have jointly invested in developing a new special underwater tool for seabed mapping and pipeline inspection with the Norwegian ROV manufacturer Kystdesign AS. 16 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Stans for Curaçao

    On 9 December - five years after the delivery of two ASD Tugs 2810 'KTK Tribon' and 'KTK Barakuda' - Damen Shipyards Group and Kompania di Tou Korsou (KTK) signed an agreement for the delivery of two Stan Tugs 1205. 16 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Rugged foot control

    The foot controls in UK company Steute’s ‘GF(S)I Extreme’ series are designed to be very robust and to withstand high levels of mechanical wear and tear. An optional protective guard hinders unintentional actuation. 16 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Belfast Harbour awards tender for port management system

    Canada’s Klein Systems Group has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland, to install the KleinPort Port Management Information System. Belfast Harbour Commissioners selected Klein as the system supplier after an extensive public tendering process for a new port management system. 16 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Island lifeline

    The Island Hub is a young and highly enterprising business based on South Uist in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. It was founded earlier this year by businessman Stephen Tanner and, having recently joined the Mantsbrite dealer network, the business is now able to supply the full range of marine navigation and communication equipment which Mantsbrite distributes in the UK and Ireland. 16 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Venice terminal masterplan

    Engineering and project management consultancy, Royal HaskoningDHV, has delivered its master plan for the new Venice container terminal which should deliver major efficiency and reduce equipment costs saving the port millions of euros. 16 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • MacArtney goes ‘green’

    Denmark-based underwater technology company, MacArtney, has created a new connectivity solutions brand, ‘GreenLink’, to meet an increase in demand from the marine renewable energy sector. 16 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Emission free port

    Netherlands– based APM Terminals has signed a two-year, €5 million (USD $6.23 million) contract with Amsterdam-based NV Nuon Energy for the supply of environmentally-sustainable wind-generated electricity to power the new APM Terminals Maasvlakte II cranes and container handling equipment. 16 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • WFSV launched from stock

    French workboat catamaran specialist Piriou has just secured the order for a recently launched wind farm support vessel, the WFSV 26w ‘Largo’, which was built in Vietnam. ‘Largo’ is financed by Sealease and will be delivered beginning of 2015 to Opus Marine to be operated in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. 16 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Cowes catalyst

    In the UK, Cowes Harbour Commission has claimed that the new detached Cowes breakwater is set to unlock the Isle of Wight harbour’s potential and create a catalyst for investment and job opportunities. 16 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • High performance optical lantern

    Finland’s Sabik has launched a new high performance optical lantern LED 160 which it says will launch a new era in marine lighting. 15 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Quick turnaround for latest Alicat

    Isle of Wight, UK-based Alicat Workboats Ltd., a manufacturer of Wind Farm Crew Transfer Vessels, has received a £2.1 million order from local company, Iceni Marine Services Ltd. of Lowestoft for a Global Marine designed Alicat 21m Catamaran. 15 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Gwynt y Môr cabling complete

    Reef Subsea has successfully completed its campaign of installing and burying inter-array power cables on the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm, located offshore Wales, UK. The wind farm is owned by RWE Innogy and partners and is one of the largest in the world, located 13 kilometres off the North Wales coast in Liverpool Bay. 15 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Subsea integrity

    Hot on the heels of its new Recommended Practice (RP) for subsea lifting, classification society DNV GL has now published an RP providing guidance on how to establish, implement and maintain an integrity management system (IMS). The aim is to help operators carry out maintenance activities at the most cost effective intervals, increase confidence in the condition of the subsea equipment and ensure a unified and reliable reference for both authorities and the industry. 15 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • JRC unveils new compact radar

    Japan’s JRC is extending its range of radars for commercial vessels with the introduction of a new compact radar, the JMA 1030. 15 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Stepping towards a new Storstrøm bridge

    The Danish Road Directorate has recently published the EIA report for the Storstrøm bridge project. The new bridge is expected to be built from 2016-21 and will replace the existing, antiquated link between Zealand and Falster. 15 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Marine engineers in demand

    With more and more investments being made in the marine renewable energy sector, demand for qualified engineers is high, according to engineering recruitment specialist, Matchtech’s Confidence Index. 15 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal