Category archives for: Regional news

Top News of the Week of Apr 14 – Apr 20, 2014

Top News of the Week of Apr 14 – Apr 20, 2014

1. McDermott to Operate North Sea Spoolbase McDermott International, Inc.’s subsidiary has signed an option agreement with PD Ports which gives it the exclusive right to operate a spoolbase to serve projects in the North Sea. McDermott expects to have the facility available for projects in early 2015. 2. Total Hires Saipem for Kaombo FPSO […]

GeoSea Begins 3rd Round of Foundation Installation on Westermost Rough

GeoSea Begins 3rd Round of Foundation Installation on Westermost Rough

With the departure of the installation vessel INNOVATION from the port Aalborg, GeoSea has now started the 3rd  foundation installation cycle on the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm. INNOVATION has loaded 5 large monopiles and transition pieces of the next installation cycle in the port of Aalborg, which are currently transported across the North Sea […]

Digital Scotland Project Gets First Beneficiaries

Digital Scotland Project Gets First Beneficiaries

Homes and businesses in Lerwick on Shetland are set to be Scotland’s first island community to get fibre broadband as part of the $688 million Digital Scotland partnership. Lerwick joins Keith in Moray as the latest areas to be announced as part of the Digital Highlands and Islands project which will deliver fibre broadband to […]

Conversion Works on ‘Polarcus Naila’ Underway in Amsterdam (PHOTO)

Conversion Works on ‘Polarcus Naila’ Underway in Amsterdam (PHOTO)

The work on Polarcus Naila, a 12 streamer 3D/4D seismic vessel, at the Shipdock Amsterdam, a part of Damen Shipyard Group, is well underway. The vessel arrived in February at the Shipdock Amsterdam for its six-week conversion into a Special Purpose Ship. The conversion and repairs of the ship are supposed to last about 35 days, according to Flip van […]

OceanWorks Delivers Subsea Equipment to Harris CapRock

OceanWorks Delivers Subsea Equipment to Harris CapRock

OceanWorks International delivered a spare node base and two node pods to Harris CapRock Communications (HCC) in support of the ongoing operation and maintenance of CSnet International’s Offshore Communications Backbone (OCB) system. The OCB subsea infrastructure, including five seafloor nodes which form the existing seafloor observatory portion of the system, was originally designed by OceanWorks International. The […]

Number of Dead People Rises to 28 After Ferry Completely Sinks

Number of Dead People Rises to 28 After Ferry Completely Sinks

The number of dead people in a South Korean incident, in which „Sewol“ ferry sank, rose to 28. According to the latest reports the ferry sank completely on Friday, leaving around 270 people missing. The ferry sank offshore Jeju island in South Korea. The reasons of the incident are still unknown. As CNN reports, three […]

JAMSTEC Signs MoU with ANZIC for Chikyu Program

JAMSTEC Signs MoU with ANZIC for Chikyu Program

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Australian and New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC) regarding participation in the Chikyu Program over the next ten years from 2014 to 2024 under the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The memorandum includes actions promoting cooperation between JAMSTEC and ANZIC such […]

Pallone Highlights Concerns on Impacts of Seismic Testing Off New Jersey

Pallone Highlights Concerns on Impacts of Seismic Testing Off New Jersey

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. visited the Belford Seafood Cooperative to highlight the potentially damaging impacts of seismic testing off the coast of New Jersey. Congressman Pallone specifically addressed concerns regarding the application recently submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to conduct marine seismic surveys off the coast of New Jersey. NMFS has proposed […]

EU Parliament Adopts Maritime Spatial Planning Legislation

EU Parliament Adopts Maritime Spatial Planning Legislation

The European Parliament endorsed a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the various activities that take place at sea, ensuring they are as efficient and sustainable as possible. In coastal and maritime areas, many activities compete for the same space and resources: fishing grounds, aquaculture farms, […]

Crabster CR200 to Conduct First Mission Soon (VIDEO)

Crabster CR200 to Conduct First Mission Soon (VIDEO)

Through the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology’s (KIOST) efforts, led by researcher Bong Huan Jun, an underwater robot named Crabster CR200 capable of conducting dangerous undersea exploration was recently developed. As CNN reports, the Crabster is 2.4 meters long and has six legs which contain 30 motors. The device weights around 650 kg. […]







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