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  • EIA consent deferrals

    In the UK a number of coastal development projects require consent from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) as well as terrestrial planning permission from the local planning authority. However, thanks to a process known as ‘Regulation 10 deferral’ the process can be significantly simplified. We spoke to Andrew Oldland QC, partner, and Lara Moore, solicitor, at Michelmores for more information on this potentially useful process. 28 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • MeyGen gets go-ahead

    MeyGen, which claims to be the world’s largest tidal stream development, has announced that it has agreed terms for a funding package to finance the construction of the first phase of its 398MW tidal array project in the Pentland Firth, Scotland, UK. 28 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Stemat certification

    Stemat Marine Services in Rotterdam (NED) recently announced that they had certified multi-purpose vessels ‘Anna B’, ‘Fenna B’, ’Inge W’ and ‘Nova K’ to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) and International Safety Management (ISM) standards. 28 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Tackling UK skills shortages

    Fears that the UK maritime industry is failing to tackle widespread skills shortages and that skill sets are falling short of employers’ expectations can be avoided if business leaders and training colleges work more closely together, according to the head of one of the North West UK’s engineering training centres. 28 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Demo galley for trim specialist

    UK marine interior trim expert, Trimline, is installing a demonstration galley which will provide the basis for displaying and testing new catering equipment for workboats. 28 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • 'Diver Master' salvage

    The Danish tug ‘Diver Master’ sank at the Port of Esbjerg on 4 August 2014 while assisting the tall ship ‘Kreuzenshtern’ under departure. Thanks to this being a heavily trafficked area, a rapid salvage operation was required. 27 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • REA responds to BNEF

    Despite the fact that Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has recently revised down its projections for growth in the global wave and tidal sectors, according to the UK industry body the Renewable Energy Association (REA), the UK is still the world leader in developing marine renewable energy. 27 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Danish service centre for Reflex

    British offshore personal safety expert, Reflex Marine, has acquired its latest accredited service centre in Denmark, Fano Kran-Service. 27 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Safety Technology GWO accreditation

    Leading safety training provider Safety Technology has announced that they are now fully accredited to deliver Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training from the OffTEC training facility in Enge-Sande, Germany. 27 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Development for Shannon Estuary

    Clare County Council in Ireland is proposing to zone more than 345 hectares of land along the Shannon Estuary for the development of marine related industry. Two Strategic Development Locations (SDL) have been identified at Cahercon and Moneypoint where the Council says existing pier facilities and deep estuarial water provide potential for maritime industry investment. 27 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Rolls-Royce enters repair yard agreement

    Rolls-Royce has entered into a co-operation agreement with Nauta SA ship repair yard in Poland, which it says will improve its customer service and growth in the region. 27 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • IALA endorses Calmar

    The International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) has endorsed a mooring line calculation software package, Calmar, designed by French buoy manufacturer Mobilis. 27 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Fundy buoy funded

    The Governments of Canada and New Brunswick and partners have part funded and launched the SmartATLANTIC buoy project in Saint John. The project is designed to help improve the efficiency, safety and environmental stewardship of marine transportation in the Bay of Fundy. 27 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • MPI commissioned on German windfarm project

    MPI Offshore’s vessel 'MPI Adventure' is to be deployed on the Sandbank offshore windfarm project off the German North Sea coast. 26 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Rolls-Royce acquires Rolls-Royce Power Systems

    Following the announcement on March 7, 2014 that the board of management of Daimler AG had decided to exercise the put option relating to its 50% equity interest in Rolls-Royce Power Systems, (RRPS), Rolls-Royce has announced the completion of its acquisition. 26 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Electric and Hybrid 2015

    Only six weeks on from the inaugural Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo event that took place in Amsterdam, more than 90 marine propulsion companies have already confirmed their participation at next year’s event, which will take place at the Amsterdam RAI on 23, 24 and 25 June 2015. 26 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Ocean Signal and Furuno

    Communications and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal has appointed Furuno Italia S.R.L. as its new distributor for Italy. 26 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • National Coastwatch granted dedicated channel

    The National Coastwatch Institution, a UK maritime watch-keeping charity, has been allocated a national licence by OFCOM (The UK’s telecommunications regulator) for the use of VHF Channel 65. This dedicated channel has been granted to NCI with strong support from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). 26 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Hammond unveils new range

    UK-based drysuit manufacturer, Hammond Drysuits Ltd, has added a new addition to its protective equipment range, HDS Kevlar Gloves. 26 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Know your dB

    When considering audible warning signals aboard a vessel that will carry over normal background noise, it’s important to have a good working knowledge of how dB (decibels) are measured and compared. 26 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Ferguson preferred bidder

    Blair Nimmo and Tony Friar of KPMG LLP, who were appointed as joint administrators of Ferguson Shipbuilders Limited, Newark Joiners Limited and Ferguson-Ailsa Limited have announced a preferred bidder for the group’s business and its assets. 26 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • MH370 surveys extended

    Fugro, the Dutch survey conglomerate, has been awarded a £27m contract by the Australian government for a second deep ocean search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing Flight MH370 carrying 239 passengers and crew which is believed to have crashed somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean last March. 22 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal