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HURRICANE SAFETY FOR OFFSHORE WORKERS AND DIVERS

August 11, 2015

Riding out a hurricane several miles on land is a frightening experience for the most stalwart among us.  Riding out a hurricane offshore defies description.  Only the most blessed live to tell the story. Mariners across the Gulf Coast have recently experienced more storms than the “old-timers” can recall.  Unfortunately, the recent storms have claimed far too… Continue Reading »

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Boat Carrying 600 Migrants Sinks Off Libya

August 9, 2015

A boat carrying 600 migrants sank off the coast of Libya. In a search and rescue operation, coordinated by Italian Coast Guard, around 400 people were rescued. The search teams recovered 25 bodies, and are still searching for missing people. According to media reports, the incident happened after a fishing boat ran into bad weather around… Continue Reading »

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Ferry Sinks Off Philippines, at Least 36 Dead

July 5, 2015

The MBCA Kim-Nirvana ferry has sunk offshore Philippines with 189 people onboard. As Reuters reports, at least 36 died in the accident, and 127 have survived. However, there are 26 people still reported as missing. The ferry sank after leaving the port of Ormoc with 173 passengers and 16 crew onboard. Coast Guard did not… Continue Reading »

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Bad Weather Hampers Kentish Flats Cable Load-Out

May 14, 2015

Cable load-out ops for the Kentish Flats Extension project saw cable-laying barge, ‘Nostag 10′, be the first to arrive at the NSW’s factory berth in Nordenham on Friday May 1. According to the company, loading progressed quickly and by Saturday evening all array cables had been safely loaded onto the vessel. Sunday morning saw the… Continue Reading »

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Poor Weather Might Hamper Search for MH370

November 6, 2014

Despite the bad weather conditions the search continues for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, after it disappeared with 239 people on board during its March 8 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The bathymetric survey work was completed on October 26 with more than 3000 square kilometres of the seafloor covered so far and might… Continue Reading »

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Storms Prompt Mexico’s Pemex To Evacuate 15,000 Workers From Gulf

October 22, 2014

Mexico’s state oil company Pemex said on Tuesday it was evacuating 15,000 workers from installations in the Gulf of Mexico because of bad weather, adding the evacuation would have only a minimal impact on crude oil output. Pemex gave no immediate details on what minimal impact meant in terms of barrels of oil. The evacuation… Continue Reading »

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