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V.Ships Offshore awarded new ship management contract by Milaha Offshore

June 22, 2016

V.Ships Offshore, part of V. Group, has been awarded a new ship management contract by Milaha Offshore to provide full technical and crew management services for their self-propelled jack-up lift boat – the Milaha Explorer. The ship management services will be delivered from our newly acquired Bibby Ship Management office in Singapore. The Milaha Explorer,… 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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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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Island Constructor to Work for BP Off UK

April 11, 2016

Island Offshore has secured work for its offshore construction and well intervention vessel ‘Island Constructor’ with BP on the UK continental shelf. The contract follows the recently awarded work with Norske Shell on the Draugen field. The BP deal covers the provision of light well intervention (LWI) services offshore UK in July this year. Additional options might… Continue Reading »

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Ramboll to Monitor Counter Filling Ops for Submarine Wreck

April 9, 2016

Ramboll has been commissioned to support the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) in the environmental monitoring of the installation of a supporting counter-fill for the sunken German WWII submarine U-864. The rediscovery of German WWII submarine U-864 off the Norwegian west coast in 2003 prompted concerns that the vessel’s cargo of mercury could severely pollute surrounding… Continue Reading »

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Elnusa in Seismic Vessel Buy

April 6, 2016

Indonesian oil and gas services company, Elnusa, has purchased a seismic vessel at the beginning of the second quarter of 2016 to support the national oil and gas exploration activities in Indonesia. The seismic vessel has the capacity to carry 12 streamers with each streamer length of up to 10 km. President Director of Elnusa, Syamsurizal Munaf, said: “It… Continue Reading »

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