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ATSB Releases Final Report into YM Efficiency Container Losses

By The Maritime Executive 02-15-2020 07:46:24

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its final report from its investigation into the loss of containers from the container ship YM Efficiency, saying the loss of 81 containers overboard in very rough seas on July 1, 2018 highlights the importance of safe and effective container stowage planning. Just after midnight on June 1, 2018, the YM Efficiency was steaming slowly into strong gale force winds and very rough seas off Newcastle, en route to Sydney, when it...

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Interview: Manish Singh Talks on the Future of Videotel and Seagull

By The Maritime Executive 02-15-2020 07:30:00

Manish Singh, formerly from V.Group, has been appointed CEO of a new group following the purchase of maritime training company Videotel by Oakley Capital, which also owns Seagull Maritime. Having spent the past few weeks at the post, he is ready to talk about the future and the $30 million investment he is going to oversee. You've been in the post for a few weeks now. Do you like what you see? I...

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Golden Ray

Lawsuit Filed Over Golden Ray Wreck Removal Contract

By The Maritime Executive 02-15-2020 06:40:44

Attorneys for salvors Donjon-SMIT filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Coast Guard in the U.S. District Court in Brunswick on Thursday in an attempt to halt salvage operations underway for the capsized car carrier Golden Ray. The Brunswick News broke the news saying that the complaint relates to the U.S. Coast Guard's decision to allow the vessel owner to tender for third-party contractors who were not part of the approved response plan to undertake the dismantling of the ship on...

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Suez Canal

Spin-Offs from Future Twin Channels at the Suez Canal

By Harry Valentine 02-15-2020 06:05:37

The Suez Canal has evolved into the world’s most important man-made navigation passage. Despite recent expansion, further canal expansion is expected over the next decade. The sailing draft of ships would likely increase from 20 meters (66 feet) to 21.3 meters (70 feet) along parallel channels each measuring 315-meters (1,033 feet) in width along with increased sailing beam, ship length and deadweight tonnage that could likely transit oil tankers. Introduction Prior to 1860 and courtesy of development of steam powered...

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Oceans of Energy

Floating Solar Array Weathers Cyclone Conditions

A new floating offshore solar energy array has survived its first few months in the Dutch North Sea, including a cyclone. Oceans of Energy's Zon-op-Zea (Solar-at-Sea) remained stable and intact during winds of up to 62 knots and waves over five meters high. The system was increased in size in January from from 8.5kW to 17kW, and further expansion to 1MW is planned for the modular system. Oceans for Energy says that a 100MW system could be supported. The company's...

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Shipbuilding

Transit

"Adaptive" Ferry Enters Regular Service

The world’s first adaptive ferry transit has been conducted in Norway, with the vessel fully loaded with passengers and vehicles. The transit demonstrated fully automatic control from dock to dock of the ferry Bastø Fosen VI using functionality developed by Kongsberg Maritime. The project is a collaboration between shipping company Bastø Fosen, Kongsberg and the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA). Øyvind Lund, CEO, Bastø Fosen, commented: “Today, at the press of a button, one of our vessels left the quay in...

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Interview: Manish Singh Talks on the Future of Videotel and Seagull

Manish Singh, formerly from V.Group, has been appointed CEO of a new group following the purchase of maritime training company Videotel by Oakley Capital, which also owns Seagull Maritime. Having spent the past few weeks at the post, he is ready to talk about the future and the $30 million investment he is going to oversee. You've been in the post for a few weeks now. Do you like what you see? I...

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Cheniere Energy Drops Lawsuit Against Tellurian

LNG terminal development company Tellurian announced Thursday that a lawsuit brought by Cheniere Energy against two top executives has now been dismissed. Cheniere had alleged that Tellurian's Driftwood LNG project benefited improperly from Cheniere's own investments under ex-Cheniere CEO (and current Tellurian chairman) Charif Souki. “Although this frivolous lawsuit was clearly an attempt to disrupt the hard work and success we are having at Tellurian, it never distracted us from our focus on building Tellurian’s global natural gas business, beginning with Driftwood...

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