Stage Set for Standoff Over Iranian Cargo Ship Headed for Yemen


+-*Iran complained to the United Nations Security Council of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition’s forces hindering its attempts to send aid to Yemen as a standoff loomed on Wednesday over an Iranian cargo ship bound for the Arabian Peninsula under military escort.

Technip Dive Vessel to Work on Standby at Goliat FPSO

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+-*Eni Norge AS, operator of the Goliat field located approximately 85 kilometers northwest of Hammerfest, Norway, has been given approval today by the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority to perform manned underwater operations in support of the installation of the Goliat FPSO. ENI spokesperson Andreas Wulff says Technip’s Seahunter, a Light Diving Craft, will be utilized, […]

Aids to Navigation Vandals Run Rampant in Pacific Northwest

+-*The U.S. Coast Guard is asking for help in stopping the vandalism of aids to navigation throughout the Pacific Northwest after several incidents in the region left navigational lights either inoperable or with limited visibility. The coast guard says that most recently the batteries were deliberately and illegally removed from a light marking a red and […]

Dyneema Fiber Technology to Gain Foothold in Offshore Crane Sector

+-*The vessel pictured above may look like a run-of-the-mill subsea IMR (inspection, maintenance and repair) vessel, however upon delivery to Australian offshore vessel operator Mermaid Marine this October, she and her sister vessel will feature something that no other vessel of its kind has, an active heave compensated offshore crane that utilizes fiber rope rather […]

Ship Photos of the Day – CMA CGM Christens Largest Ship


+-*French container shipping company CMA CGM on Tuesday formally christened its largest ship to date, the CMA CGM Kerguelen, during a ceremony in Le Havre, France. Measuring 398 meters in length by 54 meters wide, the ship can carry a total of 17,722 TEUs – a record for the group. CMA CGM Kerguelen is the […]

New Motion Compensated Gangway Will Have You Walking Straight to Work

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+-*The Netherlands-based Van Aalst has unveiled a new motion compensated gangway system that promises workability across a wide array of offshore platforms even in waves up to 3.5 meters. Van Aalst calls the new system “Safeway”, adding roll compensation, vertical height adjustment and a weight balanced boom construction to the gangway types now dominating the […]