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  • 8 March 2017

    The suspected cause of the fire on board the Liberian cargo vessel APL Austria is a chemical known as “calcium hypochlorite”, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) said citing preliminary investigation findings. The chemical was found stowed under deck in No.4 cargo hold, where the fire broke out. Calcium hypochlorite is commonly used for sanitation and […]

  • 6 October 2017

    The passing of deadly storm Xavier in northern Germany on October 5 disrupted operations and caused damages to ports in the region.   During the storm, which was followed by gale force winds and rain, the 5,415 CEU pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Cygnus Leader broke loose from its moorings. The 2007-built ship was moored […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Following the unsuccessful refloating attempt on October 9, salvage company Ardent is devising a new plan to move the stranded boxship from the reef off New Caledonia where it ran aground back in July. According to New Caledonia’s government, Ardent plans to propose a new method of refloating the ship which aims to limit further […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    A Hydrex diver/technician team mobilized to St. Malo, France, in January to perform an emergency repair operation on a 132-meter dry cargo vessel. When the rudder of the vessel was severely damaged during a heavy storm it came loose and was swinging dangerously from side to side during sailing, hitting the propeller of the vessel. […]

  • 12 July 2016

    Ineffective team work between the crew members on the bridge and the pilot were identified as the immediate cause of an allision between the bulk carrier Capri and the tanker Brightoil Legend, which occurred in the port of Singapore in July 2015, according to a report from Transport Malta. At the time of the incident, Brightoil Legend was […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Two years ago in 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the northeastern United States and went down in history as one of the most destructive storms on record, damaging homes and businesses and causing billions of dollars in damage to vital infrastructure, electrical power transmission, transportation and water and sewage facilities. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’s Philadelphia District yesterday began beachfill operations at Brant Beach on Long Beach Island, NJ. USACE has just released this amazing photo, showing the Weeks Marine’s twin-screw trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Magdalen in the distance, during the sand pumping operations. The dune and berm system that is being repaired is designed to […]

  • 19 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Work will soon begin to repair the sea wall at Clarence Beach in Southsea, which has been exposed to many years of strong currents, shingle abrasion and storm damage, the Portsmouth City Council said in its latest announcement.  The work is expected to start on September 24th and take three weeks, and will be delivered by […]

  • 27 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Following damage to the seawall at the Wade Court Footpath throughout the year, works are underway to stabilize the seawall prior to the winter. The contractor, APA Concrete Repairs Ltd., will be carrying out works on the foreshore during the week starting 24th October 2016. The works will involve the removal of bricks from the foreshore, […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Research & Development

    ECN (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands) has released results of a test campaign that took place in June 2014 in the Bremerhaven where IHC IQIP, together with other industrial parties, measured the behaviour of monopile foundations under different driving methods in onshore conditions. Three piles were driven in the soil by hydraulic hammers of […]

  • 17 October 2018

    Some 1000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from a damaged offshore supply vessel near Cameron, Louisiana on Tuesday.

  • 14 May 2018

    Turkish bulk carrier Ince Inebolu suffered massive hull damage last week while carrying wheat to Yemen.

  • 11 December 2018

    Subsea 7 is preparing to repair the damaged section of the Sole pipeline in April 2019 after detecting an anomaly last month.

  • 4 January 2018

    A Portuguese-flagged chemical tanker sustained damage after hitting an offshore platform in the North Sea, on New Year’s Eve.

  • 10 August 2020
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Infrastructure, Safety, Vessels

    Mauritius’ Prime Minister, Pravind Jugnauth, has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after Wakashio, a Japanese bulker that ran aground off the coast of the island nation, began spilling oil.

  • 21 May 2015

    BP has reached settlement agreements with oilfield services firm Halliburton and drilling contractor Transocean, to resolve remaining issues, which includes indemnities between the parties and dismissal of all claims against each other over the April 20, 2010, Macondo Well incident involving the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. “We are pleased to have reached an […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The government of Australia is seeking AUD 120 million (USD 92.1 million) for the damages made to Douglas Shoal in the southern Great Barrier Reef when a general cargo ship Shen Neng 1 grounded in the area in April 2010. Namely, the government is asking the owner of the vessel, China-based shipowner Shenzhen Energy Transportation, to pay for the clean-up […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas was battered by the severe hurricane-force storm off Cape Hatteras on Sunday damaging the ship’s public areas and cabins. The ship has remained seaworthy, the company said, reporting at least four injuries, fortunately none severe. The ship was scheduled to call at Port Canaveral, however, due to the harsh weather conditions the company […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland government should reject industry calls for an extension of tax breaks to any mineral developments in Queensland which would significantly increase pressure for approval of damaging dredging, dumping and port expansions along the Great Barrier Reef coast, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). The Newman government has proposed reduced royalties for […]

  • 15 February 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

      The launch of Waves4Power’s WaveEL wave energy buoy has been postponed due to equipment damage. After the successful installation of the WaveEL buoy at Runde site off Norway, the launch of the remaining system has been temporarily halted on Friday, February 12, 2016, due to a problem with the connection hub, which was damaged […]

  • 21 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    ConocoPhillips today provided further details about the compensation and environmental funds that have been established in response to two separate accidents in Bohai Bay, China. The funds, first announced in September, recognize the company’s responsibility for the accidents and demonstrate its commitment to the people and government of China. “ConocoPhillips takes responsibility for the two […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Paramarine software has been selected by Mojo Maritime Ltd. to support the design of a new dynamic positioning (DP) offshore construction vessel, the HF4, which will have applications for the tidal energy industry. Mojo Maritime Ltd specialise in marine operations, technical consultancy and project management for the offshore renewable energy sector. The purpose of the […]