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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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A wind lidar installed at Dogger Bank for the Forewind consortium has provided data which shows the technology has advanced to the stage where it could be used in future as an alternative to meteorological masts for wind data collection. The Dogger Bank projects being developed by the Forewind consortium

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Clyde Marine Services has taken delivery of its first Damen ASD Tug. The Damen ASD 2310 has been named CMS Warrior and she will join an extensive, 12-strong fleet of tugs and crew tenders at the Scottish company. Hamish Munro, Director Clyde Marine Services, commented: “Warrior is a highly versatile

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After six months of development, a new CEMEX wharf has been officially opened at Dagenham, providing the closest aggregate production north of the river to central London. Previously the site of an asphalt plant, decommissioned in 2009, and also used as a depot for limestone brought from quarries in north

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Speaking at a breakfast workshop held by Thomson Ecology on the subject of Marine Consents, Daniel Bastreri, Principal Marine Consultant at leading independent ecology consultancy, Thomson Ecology, said that marine developers could avoid lengthy delays in obtaining marine licences by working more closely with regulators. Scoping the project in advance,

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Following the recent arrival of two new high tech passenger boats to the MBNA Thames Clippers fleet, the masters and crew of the fleet have been completing their extensive training of the new systems incorporated on the 150-seat Galaxy Clipper and Neptune Clipper – the most technically advanced inland river

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Five shipping companies have tasked Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector, with performing a pre-verification gap analysis against the European Commission’s (EC) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) rules. DFDS Seaways, Euronav Ship Management, NEDA Maritime Agency, Seaspan Ship Management and Synergy Maritime, have all appointed

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After a successful period of detailed testing with a number of key clients, Mojo Maritime, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has launched its innovative marine operations planning and risk optimisation system, Mermaid. Mermaid (Marine Economic Risk Management Aid) gives companies involved in marine operations increased understanding of the

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Sparrows Group and Norwegian firm OptiLift have formed a strategic partnership to deliver cutting-edge robot vision laser technology, which will dramatically improve the up time of lifting operations. Traditionally decisions about lifting in harsh weather are based on significant wave height but OptiLift’s Motion Reporter collects real time vessel movements

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Britain’s largest independent ship repairer Burgess Marine has secured a long-term lease from ABP Southampton for two slipways at the top of Southampton Water. Currently occupied by Marchwood Slipways, the footprint will be renamed Burgess Marine Marchwood. It came under Burgess Marine’s management on October 1, 2015. Brian and Rossalyn

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