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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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The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry, released – ahead of discussions at COP21 – a statement calling for the shipping industry to play its part in contributing towards the UNFCCC global CO2 reduction target. The Sustainable Shipping Initiative’s statement on

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HNLMS Mercuur (A900), the Royal Netherlands Navy submarine support and torpedo recovery vessel undergoing retrofit work at Damen Shiprepair Den Helder, is to be fitted out with a MEPC 227(64) compliant wastewater management system from ACO Marine. The scope of supply is based around ACO Marine’s type-approved Maripur NF-50 advanced

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Ecoslops, the first company to develop technology to produce recycled marine fuels from marine oil residues (‘slops’), has sold its first volume of marine fuel, as well as importing a new shipment of slops to its refinery at the Port of Sinès in Portugal. Following the commencement of industrial production,

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Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne has become the first in the UK to fit the latest automatic escape slides from SurvitecZodiac. Purchased on their behalf by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd, the Autolaunch slides offer greater passenger safety by needing no crew input for their preparation and deployment and can be

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H Henriksen of Norway has received SOLAS certification for a new off-load single-point boat lifting hook capable of holding up to 22.5-tonnes. The quick release hook has been developed principally for use with heavy workboats while a smaller hook has received SOLAS certification for 8-tonnes, making it ideal for the

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