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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Tracking Marine Debris from the Japanese Tsunami
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Tracking Marine Debris from the Japanese Tsunami

By NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan were tragic events, but you can help NOAA in the aftermath of

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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8 Tons of Carbon Fiber Yacht, and a Crazy Dude in a Suit [VIDEO]

Alex Thomson attempts what he calls ‘The Keel Walk’, on board his 60ft yacht ‘HUGO BOSS’. Alex is a professional yachtsman with two

February 1, 2012
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Lloyd’s Register: Yes, We Have Ways of Making Shipboard LNG Storage Tanks Work

Lloyd’s Register’s Global Marine Risk Adviser, Vince Jenkins, takes an optimistic view of a technical issue in the latest issue of Lloyd’s

February 1, 2012
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News

Pacific Scirocco Drillship Commences Operations Off Nigeria

Pacific Drilling S.A. (NYSE: PACD) (NOTC: PDSA) announced today that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Scirocco commenced operations

February 1, 2012
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News

Angola Invests in the Fight Against Illegal Fishing

Damen Shipyards Galati is building the Ngola Kiluange, a Fishery Inspection Surveillance Vessel (FISV) 6210, for the Angolan Ministry of Agriculture, Rural

February 1, 2012
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Incidents

Petrobras Oil Spill Update: Industry Executives Await Official Response from Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones)–Brazilian state-run energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR, PETR4.BR), or Petrobras, said Tuesday that an accident at an

February 1, 2012
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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‘ef eht’s naught Scottish, eht’s crap!

Doubtful anyone from SHI, or Korea for that matter, will understand the title of this article, but that’s ok.  Here’s the latest offshore wind

February 1, 2012
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NOAA’s Top 7 US Ocean Data Services By Region

The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, or IOOS®, is a vast, coordinated network of people and technology working together to deliver data on our

February 1, 2012
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
MARAD Transfers Ex-Hawaiian Superferries to U.S. Navy
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MARAD Transfers Ex-Hawaiian Superferries to U.S. Navy

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has announced the transfer of the ex-Hawaiian superferries to the U.S. Navy, finally

January 31, 2012
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The Earth as Abstract Art: Astrium Captures the Planet’s Natural Beauty Like Never Before

It’s a bit like the Hubble Space Telescope, however in this case the camera points toward Earth. The engineers at Astrium, pioneers in Earth observation

January 31, 2012
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Dynamic Producer
Incidents

Oil Spill in Brazil’s Santos Basin, Petrobras’ Dynamic Producer Loses 160 Barrels

Petrobras announces that at 8:30 A.M. this Tuesday (January 31), a rupture was detected in the production column of FPWSO Dynamic Producer, which is anchored

January 31, 2012
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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News

Brazilian Iron Ore Giant Gets the Short End of the Stick While China Runs Around in Circles

BEIJING (Dow Jones)–China’s Ministry of Transport Tuesday said that it has tightened control over a new breed of super-sized iron ore freighters

January 31, 2012
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China’s Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Reveals Secrets of Success to DNV [INTERVIEW]

[dropcap style=”3″]Y[/dropcap]angzijiang Shipbuilding is another legend in China’s shipbuilding industry. As the first private shipbuilding

January 31, 2012
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Arctic Cruise Ship Disaster – The Prinsendam’s Effect On Coast Guard Response

With the Costa Concordia disaster headlining global news the questions most asked by mariners is: How will that disaster change the cruise ship industry? For

January 31, 2012
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Riser Flotation Debris from Deepwater Horizon Puzzles Scientists, Provides New Insight

Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, mysterious honeycomb material was found floating in the Gulf of Mexico and along coastal beaches. Using

January 31, 2012
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Ship Ice Breaking In The Arctic Circle
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Breaking The Ice – The Art & Science Of Arctic Icebreaking

As the world tracked the historic journey of Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Russian-flagged tanker Renda through approximately 300 miles of ice-covered

January 31, 2012
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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Name this Beach Debris…

Using state-of-the-art chemical forensics, it took a team of scientists at LEAST a few hours, if not days, to identify this debris that washed up on a Gulf

January 31, 2012
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Nissan’s Solar Panel-Covered Ship, Looks to Harness the Sun for Shipping Efficiency

Sustainable mobility takes to the open water, as Nissan launches its first energy-efficient, coastal car carrier, the Nichioh Maru. Built by Shin Kurushima

January 31, 2012
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Defense

Royal Navy Hands Over Suspected Pirates to Face Prosecution in Seychelles

A group of pirates caught by a Royal Navy operation in the Indian Ocean will face justice in the Seychelles. RFA Fort Victoria – part of NATO’s

January 31, 2012
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Monday, January 30, 2012
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USCG

Delivering Fuel To The Arctic – USCG’s Mission to Nome Complete

Coast Guard icebreaker Healy and tanker Renda have completed their mission to Nome, Alaska, after the safe delivery of an estimated one million gallons of

January 30, 2012
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GMATS: MARAD’s David Matsuda Speaks
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GMATS: MARAD’s David Matsuda Speaks

By David Matsuda, U.S. Maritime Administrator Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration and the U.S. Merchant Marine

January 30, 2012
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