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James Fisher Offshore (JFO), part of James Fisher and Sons plc and Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd (Aquatic), an Acteon company, have signed a co-operation agreement

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Optimarin has won a contract to install its Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) on Østensjø Rederi’s Edda Fides, the world’s only purpose built monohull accommodation vessel. The Norwegian ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist secured the business following on from the success of a previous installation on the firm’s Edda Fortis in 2015.

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A high-skill vessel repair package has been completed for Runcorn-based international fuel bunkering firm Whitaker Tankers by Merseyside marine hydraulics specialist V&A. The Birkenhead-based family-run firm has delivered a series of complex hydraulic upgrades to the short haul fuel tanker, Keewhit. V&A Hydraulics managing director Vic Seddon explained that the

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The growth outlook for the global shipbuilding industry has deteriorated marginally, according to the latest Castrol Marine Trade Barometer. Though down slightly since the last report, annualised five-year growth rates for the sector are still forecast to reach a healthy three to five per cent, before picking up substantially after

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The London Boat Show bore witness to the signing of an agreement of co-operation between The Global Marina Institute (GMI) and PIANC, the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure. The organisations plan to collaborate in a number of areas with the aim of enhancing the training of marina managers, designers

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Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), has said farewell to Marco Polo, the 800 passenger cruise ship owned by Global Maritime and operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages. Launched in 1964 as the Aleksandr Pushkin, she was in for her 10th special survey and general

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Sparrows Group, and its cable and pipe-lay solutions (CPLS) division, reinforced its international footprint in the US after being awarded a contract by Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) to design and manufacture two 500-tonne powered and jack-able under-rollers. The new under-roller system, through its versatility and mobility, offers a wide range

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In January 2016 DP World London Gateway Port welcomed one of the world’s largest container ships carrying a recorded 18,601 TEU. The UASC owned Al Muraykh chose to call at DP World London Gateway to unload 3800 containers. The ship is one of the largest in the world measuring 400

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Subsea engineering company, Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has successfully demonstrated its wireless integrity monitoring technologies during a series of in-water demonstrations held at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) in Houston, Texas. The NBL is an underwater training facility used to prepare astronauts for the micro-gravity conditions they will experience in

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In line with the expansion of the port of Burgas, the City of Burgas and its association of environmental organisations have opened a new simulator centre for maritime training in the region. The maritime simulator centre was developed as part of a EU project to provide enhanced training of fishermen

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