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Towering Mast Fitted to Sailing Superyacht

Wally-built yacht 'Better Place' sails the Mediterranean with a Hall Spars 67.5 m (221.4 ft) high modulus carbon mast. Wally, a leading builder of innovative state-of-the-art sail and power yachts,

UK's Latest Sub Ready for Sea Trials

'Ambush', the second of the Royal Navy's Astute-Class attack submarines prepares to leave the builder's yard. In the next few days, the 7,400-tonne submarine will leave the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria,

OceanWorks Names GM for Turkish Operations

US-based subsea technology company OceanWorks International names Billy McKeown as General Manager in Istanbul, Turkey. Billy Mckeown becomes General Manager for Aykor Teknolojik Ürünler Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi (OceanWorks Aykor) in Istanbul Turkey.

China Shipyards Deliver Three Bulk Carriers

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) announce deliveries of three bulk ships from its shipyards in China. Subsidiaries of the Company’s 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd have made the following deliveries: COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co.

Barents Sea Drill Rig Stability Incident to be Investigated

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) will investigate the recent stability incident on the mobile rig 'Scarabeo 8'. Scarabeo 8 is a semi-submersible drilling facility owned by Saipem SpA Norwegian Branch (Saipem).

DFDS Cancels P+S Werften Shipbuilding Contracts

Short sea RoPax ferry operators DFDS cancel contracts for two RoRo freight ships from Gernan shipyard in liquidation. DFDS say that the  contracts worth DKK 1.0-billion are cancelled on account of the shipyard’s breach of several terms of the contracts,

Underwater Salvage Work on 'Rena' Starts Soon

A specialist team of divers from the United States, plus the RMG 280 crane barge due to arrive shortly, reports the wreck salvors. Latest reports from the site follow: Salvage (Resolve Salvage & Fire)     •    The total combined weight of steel removed is now approximately 430 tonnes,

ENC Production Fast & Easy Way Demo at HYDRO 12

Germany's SevenCs to demonstrate Electronic Navigational Chart production & distribution at upcoming Rotterdam expo. The features of the product mainly focus on easy data production and effective validation of ENCs for Hydrographic Offices, Waterway Authorities, Ports, Pilots or Navies.

Costa Execs, Captain, Blamed in 'Concordia' Report

Experts state in a leaked pre-trial report that the cruise giant failed to act in 'Costa Concordia' accident. Europe’s biggest cruise operator Costa Crociere may have failed to act promptly in the Costa Concordia disaster,

ECDIS Manufacturers' Software Update Availability

IMO takes steps to ensure ECDIS manufacturers publish information about software updates for older systems. The manufacturers of ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems) equipment are to publish information on the latest versions of the software used to operate their equipment,

Dredging Services in the US Market Research Report

IBISWorld report indicates that government & private funding is expected to boost revenue for the US dredging industry. Excerpts from the report are as follows: A weak economy has made growth for dredgers slower than expected.

Offshore Wind Energy Health & Safety Summit Planned

Offshore Wind Health and Safety Summit 2012 to consider how to ensure workers safety in this hazardous industry. The European offshore wind industry is growing exponentially. In the first half of 2012 alone offshore wind power was up 50% on the previous year; 523.