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Scotland Announces Designation of 30 Marine Protected Areas

Scotland Announces Designation of 30 Marine Protected Areas

Scotland’s iconic marine species and habitats will be better protected following the designation of 30 Marine Protected Areas. Sites will protect a range of habitats and species including flameshell beds, feather stars, the common skate and ocean quahog, a large mollusc which can live for centuries. They will also protect sandeels – a small fish […]

New PORTS Real-Time Data System Officially Dedicated

New PORTS Real-Time Data System Officially Dedicated

Officials from NOAA, the Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange, and the Jacksonville Port Authority officially dedicated a new information system which will increase safety for ships using the St. Johns River. The system, called Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS), provides real-time information on water levels, currents, meteorological conditions, and under-bridge clearance, giving users critical information when […]

Cameron Reports Record Second Quarter Revenues

Cameron Reports Record Second Quarter Revenues

Cameron reported earnings per share for the second quarter of 2014 of $1.00 excluding unusual items. This compares to earnings per share for the second quarter of 2013 of $0.77 excluding unusual items. The unusual items for the second quarter of 2014 were after-tax credits of $0.02 per share and a $0.06 per share gain […]

HMAS Yarra Divers Recover HMAS Bundaberg’s Anchor near Ashmore Island

HMAS Yarra Divers Recover HMAS Bundaberg’s Anchor near Ashmore Island

Personnel in the coastal mine hunter HMAS Yarra have used their diving expertise to recover an anchor and shackles weighing one tonne from the seabed near Ashmore Island. The anchor, belonging to Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Bundaberg, was cut lose when it firmly wedged beneath a large boulder and the sea floor during a […]

Rosneft, Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation Ink Cooperation Agreement

Rosneft, Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation Ink Cooperation Agreement

Rosneft President, Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin and Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Maksim Sokolov signed an Agreement of Cooperation. The parties agreed upon cooperation in fields relating to the search and rescue of people in distress, prevention and control of possible emergency situations, including oil and oil products spillage within […]

Bibby Offshore Hosts Visit of Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne

Bibby Offshore Hosts Visit of Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne

Bibby Offshore, the subsea services provider to the oil & gas industry, hosted a visit by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to the Company’s innovative workshop, storage and maintenance facility in Aberdeenshire, on Tuesday 22 July. The Chancellor was given a tour of Bibby Offshore’s new 50,000 sqft state-of-the-art Westhill facility, The Hangar. His […]

JIP Findings Result in Flexcom Software Upgrade

JIP Findings Result in Flexcom Software Upgrade

Wood Group Kenny (WGK) announced that findings from the first and second phases of a Joint Industry Project (JIP) into understanding the effect of slug flow on pipelines and risers has led to significant enhancements in their software package, Flexcom, to deliver automated slug capabilities. Subsea systems transporting liquids and gases together as multiphase flow […]

USACE Galveston District Awards Geotechnical Survey Contract to Quaternary Resources

USACE Galveston District Awards Geotechnical Survey Contract to Quaternary Resources

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a small business contract in the amount of $106,871.81 to Quaternary Resources Investigations LLC  for core drilling, soil sampling and laboratory testing at Freeport Harbor’s Dredging Placement Area One. The contract will allow for drilling of suitable material for levee raising and repair to increase the […]

Minehunter Rimini Finds Intact Naval Mine in Black Sea

Minehunter Rimini Finds Intact Naval Mine in Black Sea

Minehunter Rimini (engaged in the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2) identified a mine still with its releasing device in the Black Sea. The discovery was exceptionally uncommon, due to the absence of mud on the device and the still existing connection with the anchor, as well as the physical-chemical properties of the water, thoroughly […]

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project Raises Concerns

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project Raises Concerns

Industry experts have raised concerns over the £850m Swansea Tidal Lagoon environmental effects. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said that the project could have an impact on the conservation areas in the Bay, according to Building.co.uk. NRW and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) added that they are worried over the lack of […]







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