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Ebba Maersk’s Maiden Call Welcomed in Busan

On 30 April, Ebba Maersk made her first port call in Busan, South Korea. The world’s largest vessel, with a capacity of 15,001 TEU, is now including Busan on the AE10 service to North Europe.   A call for the future Maersk Line believes that Korea has a large potential to grow in the coming […]

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SeaBird Receives Letter of Award

SeaBird Exploration Plc  announced that the Geo Pacific has signed a LOA with estimated total duration of 85 days in the Caribbean. Estimated contract value is approximately USD 12.5 million. Commencement is expected second part of April. Geo Pacific is currently undergoing sea trials offshore Las Palmas. SeaBird is a global provider of marine acquisition […]

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Ready to Fly Underwater with Oceanwings

  A French designer has created a wetsuit  ‘Oceanwings’ that is designed to allow the wearer a feeling of “flying” while underwater. It is unclear if the product, called ‘Oceanwings’ is planned for production. French designer Guillaume Binard partnered with Aqua Lung to create a wetsuit that was inspired by skydiving wingsuits, reported Laughing Squid. […]

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EXMAR Completes TEEKAY Joint-Venture

EXMAR NV  announce that together with TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P. they have successfully closed their 50/50 LPG joint-venture. The EXMAR LPG BVBA joint-venture controls 15 owned Midsize Gas Carriers (MGC), out of which 4 are currently under construction at Hyundai Mipo, and one owned Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC). EXMAR LPG BVBA also time-charters in […]

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Busy Conference Year Lies Ahead for IMarEST

With a dozen conferences programmed, 2013 promises to be a busy year for the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). Embracing civil and defence topics, marine engineering, marine science, offshore oil and gas and LNG, environmental issues, and the Arctic, the 2013 conferences are designed to reflect current maritime concerns and will present […]

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Contrapel Released its Water-Line Propeller System

Marine propulsion research & development company, Contrapel Ltd has released details of its new propulsion system for boats – the system set to make future boats more economical, manoeuvrable, safer, stronger and better for the environment. The high-speed propeller was invented over 170 years ago and has dominated the propulsion market ever since. Despite 60 […]

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UK Govt ROCs Decision Boost Marine Energy

Support levels for certain marine energy technologies will more than double from 2ROCs to 5ROCs per MWh, subject to a 30MW limit per generating station, the UK Government has announced. The changes come as part of the UK Governments Banding Review for renewable technologies under the Renewables Obligation – the main mechanism for supporting large-scale […]

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Maritime Traffic Monitoring Satellite Launched

A probe that is being touted as the “highest detection performance commercial Automatic Identification System (AIS) satellite ever built” was successfully launched into a sun-synchronous polar orbit on Sunday, the UK firm that designed and assembled the craft has announced. In a July 22 statement, Guilford-based Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) confirmed that the exactView-1 […]

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NavShack Expands its Marine Products

NavShack has exponentially increased the number of products it offers, with an expanded selection to include boating supplies, boat safety equipment, automotive/RV accessories, fishing gear, outdoor and water sports products. NavShack, now offer more than 13,000 products  in its recently expanded marine products catalogue. According to NavShack, customers have explained to them for years how […]

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HEISCO Agrees to Repair Cargotec Marine Equipment

  Cargotec has recently signed an exclusive marine equipment repair agreement with the major engineering, procurement and construction contracting company, Heavy Engineering Industries & Shipbuilding Co (HEISCO). As a result, Cargotec (ARE) LLC will now station a service engineer and technician at HEISCO’s conveniently-located engineering yard by the deepwater harbour in Shuwaikh, Kuwait. “Our main […]