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  • 9 September 2005

    Some 400 workers shut down the Helsinki operations of shipbuilder Aker Finnyards on Friday to protest planned layoffs and cutbacks. The strike, scheduled to last until Monday morning, came after last month’s announcement by the company that it would outsource some operations, cut its work force in Helsinki by more than a quarter, or 120 […]

  • 2 February 2016

    A UK-flagged general cargo vessel Verity, which was left adrift off North Devon coast after its engine failed in inclement weather, has been towed to Swansea for repairs, according to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The 300 foot cargo vessel, crewed by seven people, lost propulsion on Friday after being stricken by rough seas and force eight winds. The […]

  • 19 March 2013

    RWE npower renewables’ proposed Atlantic Array offshore wind farm will have the capacity to generate up to 1500 megawatts of renewable energy within the Bristol Channel Zone.  The wind farm would be located offshore around 14 kilometres from closest point to shore on the North Devon coast, 22.5km from closest point to shore the South […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Communities across Wales are coming to terms with the very real threat of coastal flooding as the Welsh Government announced that as many as 48 areas have been identified where coastal defenses will not be maintained in the long term. With that stark reality in mind, scientists in Wales are contributing their expertise to obtain […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Authorities & Government

    North Devon Council’s Planning Committee yesterday voted 10:3 against the development of the Atlantic Array offshore wind farm. Torridge District Council and Devon County Council made no objections to the project at yesterday’s meetings. However, North Devon’s councilors declined the project saying that it is not economically viable to the area, the BBC informs. The […]

  • 12 July 2013

    The Planning Inspectorate has announced that the application from Channel Energy Ltd for the proposed Atlantic Array offshore wind farm has been accepted, by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for examination. The application for the proposed offshore wind farm was submitted on 14 June 2013 and the decision to accept the […]

  • 12 July 2013

    The Planning Inspectorate has announced that the application from Channel Energy Ltd for the proposed Atlantic Array offshore wind farm has been accepted, by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for examination. The application for the proposed offshore wind farm was submitted on 14 June 2013 and the decision to accept the […]

  • 15 January 2013

    Crews from two Royal Navy ships helped prevent a tug from sinking on the evening of January 13 in a dramatic rescue off the Devon coast. Sailors from HMS Lancaster and HMS Severn struggled in dark, freezing conditions to plug a hole in the damaged hull of the Christos XXII and pumped out tons of […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The second phase of an ambitious project to gather valuable information on ocean processes and marine life using a fleet of innovative marine robots has just reached its conclusion. Co-ordinated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the Exploring Ocean Fronts project took place off southwest England and saw the largest deployment of robotic vehicles ever […]

  • 4 March 2008

    An inquiry into the grounding of a container ship off Devon’s World Heritage coast will begin later. The MSC Napoli was deliberately beached in Lyme Bay in January 2007 after it was damaged in storms.

  • 23 February 2007

    A Devon man has died in a boating tragedy 200 miles off the coast of Bermuda, it has emerged.

  • 21 February 2007

    Salvage experts in charge of the recovery of the MSC Napoli, grounded off Lyme Bay in Devon, are planning to remove the ship from the coast.

  • 13 March 2007

    The grounding of the MSC Napoli off the coast of Devon may have been good news for scavengers. But the task of repairing the damage caused by the ship is proving complex and difficult.

  • 20 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Members of the Steering Group (SG) for the Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan (SEBMP) demonstrated unanimous support for the aims of the SEBMP last week by voting in favor of a final version of the proposed Beach Management Plan. A report on the SEBMP will now be presented at a meeting of East Devon […]

  • 14 January 2008

    Twenty crew have been rescued after a cargo ship got into difficulties about 35 miles off the coast of Devon. The Greek-registered Ice Prince, which is carrying 5,260 tonnes of timber, is now drifting in the English Channel.

  • 10 July 2012

    From July 12 a series of public exhibitions starts along the North Devon and South Wales coasts, regarding revised plans for the Atlantic Array Offshore Wind Farm. The new proposal from RWE npower renewables includes asmaller number of turbines, from the initially proposed 417 to the currently presented 278, thus the horizontal spread and density […]

  • 9 December 2011

    Two campaign groups in Devon have joined forces to fight plans for a wind farm the size of the Isle of Wight planned for off the north coast. If built, the Atlantic Array offshore wind farm would have more than 400 turbines. The groups Slay the Array and Atlantic Disarray said it could damage tourism, […]

  • 31 March 2008

    The remainder of the container ship, MSC Napoli, is to be finally removed from Lyme Bay after 15 months. The ship ran aground off the coast of Branscombe, Devon in January 2007, causing mayhem as scavengers swarmed to the area to loot through the crates that had washed ashore containing goods from motorbikes to cosmetics.

  • 6 May 2013

    BP announced today that it has agreed to sell its 60% interest in the Polvo oil field in Brazil to HRT Oil & Gas Ltda for $135m in cash. Subject to regulatory approvals, BP expects the deal to close in the second half of 2013. “Over the past two years BP has built a significant […]

  • 3 August 2012
    Environment

    After RWE Renewables issued a draft environmental impact assessment last month, the National Trust has again raised its voice against the Atlantic Array offshore wind farm, This is North Devon news site released. In its statement, the National Trust said that the proposed offshore wind farm will bring in an industrial scale development to the […]

  • 24 July 2009

    The final remains of a cargo ship deliberately grounded off the Devon and Dorset coast more than two-and-a-half years ago have been removed. The last sections of the stern of the MSC Napoli were cut and winched on to barges by Dutch salvors at 1535 BST. The vessel was beached off Branscombe in January 2007 […]

  • 21 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Community groups and East Devon District Council have met for the first time to discuss the brief for a Beach Management Plan (BMP) for Seaton. “Seaton’s beach is an integral part of the town’s defenses from flooding and coastal erosion. It diffuses wave energy and protects the seawall from damage, as well as reducing wave […]