Archive for the ‘Underwater Shipping’ Category

We can still save our reefs –

We can still save our reefs –
“[Corals] have stood up to several episodes of global warming and high CO2 in the past – and bounced back, even from mass extinction events.” – Image: ultramarinfoto/iStockphotoJuly 2012 – ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies    John Pandolfi keeps his optimism alive...
July 20th, 2012 | Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Oceanology International 2014 is already breaking records

Oceanology International 2014 is already breaking records
Oceanology International 2012 was a true record breaker with 7, 669 attendees (ABC audited) from more than 70 countries (a 10.9% increase on 2010) and over 525 exhibitors from 33 countries – now the 2014 edition of the biennial show, being held at ExCeL, London from Tuesday 11 until Thursday 13 March...
July 9th, 2012 | Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

John Mills Valves in Triton contract for GE Oil & Gas

John Mills Valves in Triton contract for GE Oil & Gas
John Mills Valves – Valve bdy castings being made at the John Mills site in Newcastle John Mills Valves, a subsidiary of Wärtsilä Valves Limited, has completed a contract for a bronze globe valve for GE Oil & Gas for the firefighting system handling seawater on the Triton FPSO facility, approximately...
July 6th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Underwater Shipping | Read More

World records set at the inaugural European Human-powered sub races

World records set at the inaugural European Human-powered sub races
Omer 8 A new human powered submarine world speed record was achieved at the inaugural European International Submarine Races (eISR) which were held at QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin test tank at Haslar, Gosport, UK, when École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Québec’s submarine Omer 8 travelled at...
July 2nd, 2012 | Underwater Shipping | Read More

21 Facts for WTM Meridian Club’s 21st Anniversary

21 Facts for WTM Meridian Club’s 21st Anniversary
World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, will this year be celebrating the 21st Anniversary of WTM Meridian Club. WTM Meridian Club – The leading global business network: making contacts, concluding deals – is World Travel Market’s business club for senior...
June 26th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Holidays, Sports, Tourism, Underwater Shipping, Yachting | Read More

Diving into deep sea cover

Diving into deep sea cover
Lloyd’s has been insuring risks at sea for more than 300 years but as technology develops (and thrill seekers become ever-more daring) the type of cover required by those venturing off-land is evolving. The mystery of what lies beneath has enraptured seafarers for generations. Since the 1930s, scientists...
June 23rd, 2012 | Marine Insurance, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Ocean salinity pathfinder celebrates first year in orbit

Ocean salinity pathfinder celebrates first year in orbit
NASA’s Aquarius instrument has been orbiting the Earth for a year, measuring changes in salinity, or salt concentration, in the surface of the oceans. The Aquarius team released last September this first global map of ocean saltiness, a composite of the first two and a half weeks of data since...
June 22nd, 2012 | Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Master Classes and Graduate Fair at UK-based Human-powered Submarine races open day

Master Classes and Graduate Fair at UK-based Human-powered Submarine races open day
Fifty eight students from American, Canadian and British universities are set to compete against each other in just over a week’s time when they take part in the inaugural European International Submarine Races (eISR) being held 25-29 June in Europe’s largest freshwater tank – QinetiQ’s...
June 18th, 2012 | Charity, Sports, Underwater Shipping | Read More

A fortnight to go before European Human-powered- Sub Races (Bath Uni is UK contestant at Gosport)

A fortnight to go before European Human-powered- Sub Races (Bath Uni is UK contestant at Gosport)
Bath University represent the UK at European International Submarine Races  The University of Bath is fielding an enthusiastic team of students who have designed, built and hope to pilot their human-powered submarine to victory in the inaugural European International Submarine Races (eISR), competing...
June 11th, 2012 | Charity, Sports, Underwater Shipping | Read More

ABB wins $18 million order for subsea pipeline construction vessels

ABB wins $18 million order for subsea pipeline construction vessels
Pipe Laying vessels Energy efficient electric propulsion, reliable power distribution systems for two deepwater pipeline installation vessels to be built by Daewoo in South Korea Zurich, Switzerland, May 16, 2012 — ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won an order worth...
May 18th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The Legal Status of Joint Operating Agreements in oil production

The Legal Status of Joint Operating Agreements in oil production
This medium, has devoted a number of news and views on Energy. Aglaia Politou’s article comes at no better time, given the energy-spree-oriented period we live in. Legal energy issues are always of high importance not only at an international level in general, but also in Europe, especially in relation...
May 12th, 2012 | Energy, Featured, Legal, Oil Industry, Politics and Government, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Commission sinks to new depths

Commission sinks to new depths
In at the deep end - Maria Damanaki gets the sea mapping project started - Reuters Damanaki wants to map the seas. Maria Damanaki, the European commissioner for maritime affairs and fisheries, is an old-fashioned socialist and she demonstrated as much last week (23 April), when she went to Monaco...
May 11th, 2012 | European Union, Underwater Shipping | Read More

The Antikythera Mechanism under the x-ray test…

The Antikythera Mechanism under the x-ray test…
Part view of the Antikythera Mechanism Probing the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism, is the title of BBC’s news bit today and following our reporting from the event on Chios Island,  Greece on the 22 April – please log on to read same again on:    http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2012/04/22/the-antikythera-mechanism-ancient-greek-inventions-still-at-its-best/ ...
May 10th, 2012 | Breaking News, Maritime History and Museums, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Underwater Shipping, What Others Say | Read More

Judges, Classes and more sponsors in place for European International Submarine Races

Judges, Classes and more sponsors in place for European International Submarine Races
The elSR submarine In seven weeks’ time up to six teams of University engineering students from both sides of the Atlantic, will be taking part in the five-day long European International Submarine Races at Europe’s largest freshwater tank – QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin at Gosport, England....
May 9th, 2012 | Charity, Sports, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Ground Breaking Shallow Water Buoyant Tower Design and Supply

Ground Breaking Shallow Water Buoyant Tower Design and Supply
  Shallow Water Buoyant Tower’ Rendering of the CX-15 fixed depth shallow water buoyant tower GMC & Horton Wison Deepwater confirm Joint Venture for ground breaking Shallow Water Buoyant Tower Design and Supply – First contract secured and underway GMC and Horton Wison Deepwater today...
May 2nd, 2012 | Energy, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Lloyd’s Register acquires WEST Engineering Services to become the top independent provider of technical services to the offshore drilling sector

Lloyd’s Register acquires WEST Engineering Services to become the top independent provider of technical services to the offshore drilling sector
John Wishard, Lloyd’s Register’s Energy Director Acquisition of WEST, subsea systems specialists, builds support for exploration and production activities Lloyd’s Register has acquired Houston-based WEST Engineering Services in a move that secures the Group’s position as the...
May 1st, 2012 | Classification Societies, Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

IMCA guidance on hold-back vessels during DP diving OPS

IMCA guidance on hold-back vessels during DP diving OPS
New guidance has been produced by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) on the use of ‘hold-back’ vessels during diving operations. These are towing (or other) vessels that provoke additional security for DP (dynamically positioned) vessels engaged in critical operations by means...
April 27th, 2012 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

More Sponsorship for man-powered sub races

More Sponsorship for man-powered sub races
the elSR Submarine The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust (The LRET) has joined the growing number of sponsors of the inaugural International European Submarine Races (eISR), being held during the week of 25 June 2012 in QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin at Gosport, England.  The races will see teams of University...
April 17th, 2012 | Charity, Classification Societies, Clubs, Defense, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Sports, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Cecon completes installation offshore Nigeria

Cecon completes installation offshore Nigeria
Cecon has completed at the end of March the installation of four flexible pipelines and umbilical’s for Broron Oil & Gas/Addax Petroleum in waters offshore Nigeria, West Africa. The project was  initially awarded (Oct 2011) to Cecon ASA as a fast-track subsea tieback project for the management,...
April 13th, 2012 | Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Underwater Shipping | Read More

NASA Views Our Perpetual Ocean

NASA Views Our Perpetual Ocean
This is a still image from an animation of ocean surface currents from June 2005 to December 2007 from NASA satellites. The animation shows: how bigger currents like the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean and the Kuroshio in the Pacific carry warm waters across thousands of miles at speeds greater...
April 13th, 2012 | Oceanology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Navios Sagittarius: behind the scenes at a major salvage operation with Tsavliris*

Navios Sagittarius: behind the scenes at a major salvage operation with Tsavliris*
Navios Sagittarius: behind the scenes at a major salvage operation with Tsavliris* – A world’s first in underwater repair: the insertion of a complete, prefabricated replacement hull section in a badly damaged ship at anchor. On Friday 22nd July, 2011 the Tsavliris Salvage Group urgently dispatched...
January 4th, 2012 | Logistics, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shiprepair, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Brazil’s Belov switches to SAAB Seaeye

Brazil’s  Belov switches to SAAB Seaeye
For working Brazil’s vast oil fields – bigger in size than the State of Florida – Brazilian-based underwater operator, Belov Engenharia, has switched to Saab Seaeye ROVs. It is the first purchase of Saab Seaeye vehicles by Belov, founded in 1981 and a key provider of services across...
December 6th, 2011 | Marine Equipment, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Underwater Shipping | Read More