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State-of-the-art vessel Navigator Aurora to deliver ethane to Borealis in Stenungsund, Sweden

May 3, 2016

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has signed a contract with Navigator Gas for the long-term time charter of the vessel Navigator Aurora. The naming ceremony took place at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, China, on 3 May 2016. The vessel was christened by Irene… Continue Reading »

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WHOI Supports NTSB Search for El Faro Data Recorder

April 19, 2016

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will assist the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as it undertakes its second search for the vessel data recorder (VDR) of the sunken El Faro cargo ship.   The U.S. flagged El Faro sank during Hurricane Joaquin on October 1, 2015. All 33 of the El Faro’s crew perished… Continue Reading »

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DeepOcean Ghana Wins with Tullow

April 17, 2016

DeepOcean Ghana has been awarded a 3-year contract with options for two additional years, to provide a light construction vessel (LCV) to Tullow Ghana. Namley, DeepOcean Ghana has mobilized the DP2 ROV/construction vessel Dina Star with two DeepOcean Ghana-owned 220HP Constructor ROV systems, which started offshore activities mid March 2016. The scope of work includes inspection,… Continue Reading »

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Sonardyne’s Positioning Technology for RV Neil Armstrong

April 15, 2016

Sonardyne’s deep water acoustic positioning system, Ranger 2 USBL, has been selected for the U.S Navy’s new oceanographic research vessel, RV Neil Armstrong. The ship is operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) on behalf of the Navy and replaces the recently retired RV Knorr, which had been in operation since 1970. With an… Continue Reading »

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Italian Navy Minesweeper Inspects Destroyer Wreck

April 13, 2016

Italian Navy’s minesweeper Gaeta has conducted an underwater research on the wreck of the Oriani-class Destroyer Vincenzo Gioberti. The ship sank in August 1943, during the WWII, west of Punta Mesco (La Spezia). It was sunk by a British submarine, the HMS Simoom, which blasted the ship with two torpedoes, breaking it into two pieces…. Continue Reading »

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Pioneering Spirit Stinger Completed

April 13, 2016

A 150-meter steel structure that weighs about 4,200 tonnes was recently loaded out at Vlissingen yard. The structure is a stinger, a frame that will hang behind the “world’s largest” vessel the Pioneering Spirit. The stinger is used to lead the pipe to the bottom of the sea during the installation phase. Smulders was responsible for the… Continue Reading »

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RAN Inspects Sunken Japanese Midget Submarine

April 13, 2016

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has revisited the final resting place of a Japanese midget submarine M24 as part of a program to preserve the Second World War wreck. Involved in the attack on Sydney Harbour which resulted in the sinking of accommdation ferry, HMAS Kuttabul, the location of the submarine was a mystery for… Continue Reading »

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Skandi Açu Pipelay Vessel Christened

April 12, 2016

Huisman, together with VARD, DOF Subsea and Technip celebrated the christening of a pipe lay support vessel (PLSV), Skandi Açu, the Dutch specialist in lifting, drilling, and subsea solutions informed through its social media on Monday. The PLSV, equipped with Huisman’s 650mt flex-lay system and the 2,500mt and 1,500mt underdeck carousels, is designed for installation of… Continue Reading »

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WHOI Welcomes RV Neil Armstrong

April 12, 2016

The research vessel Neil Armstrong arrived to its home port for the first time at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) dock Wednesday, escorted by the WHOI coastal research vessel R/V Tioga, two Coast Guard boats and fireboats from neighboring towns. “What a wonderful day for Woods Hole, for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for Woods Hole… Continue Reading »

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EMGS Records Lower Vessel Utilization in Q1 2016

April 11, 2016

Norway’s Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) reported vessel utilization for the first quarter 2016 at 55% compared with 76% for the first quarter 2015. In the first quarter of 2016, the vessels were allocated 29% to contract and 26% to multi-client projects. EMGS had two vessels in operation in the first quarter 2016. The BOA Thalassa started contract work… Continue Reading »

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