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  • Marine Institute Maps Atlantic Sea Bed

    A team of international scientists, led by the Marine Institute in Ireland, has completed a transatlantic sea bed mapping exercise, which has revealed previously uncharted seabed features including mountains and ridges taller than Carrauntoohil.

  • COSCO to build Wärtsilä BWMS

    Wärtsilä has signed an agreement enabling COSCO (Weihai) Shipbuilding Marine Technology Company (WECOSCO) to build its Aquarius electrochlorination (EC) ballast water management system (BWMS) under license.

  • Technology, costly fossil fuels aiding grid parity

    Grid parity appears set to be a reality of the near future globally. United Arab Emirates claims to have started producing solar energy at costs equal to power it generates using oil and gas. WAM, the official news agency of UAE, has reported the development.

  • Marine Energy - WORLD PANORAMA

    Meeting the basic energy needs of the world's population is a major challenge for contemporary society. The emergence of developing countries, population growth and the increasing scarcity of fossil fuel resources mean that renewable energy has become the priority in the energy transition race. 

  • Using Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement (UTML) for...

    Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement (UTM) is used to measure the thickness of steel , aluminum and other materials where only one side of the material is accessible to the surveyor. Typically the measurements are taken of the hull structure in order to determine if the material is excessively corroded by comparing the original thickness to the current one. 

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Submarine Warfare: NATO Strengthens Anti-Sub Skills

NATO’s Submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 2016 (DYMA 16) began today off the Sicilian coast, with ships, submarines, and aircraft and personnel from 8 Allied nations converging on the Central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare training.
 

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GDI, Dolphin Energy sign drilling services contract

Qatar’s Gulf International Services (GIS), the leading service group, has announced that its subsidiary Gulf Drilling International (GDI) has signed a contract with Dolphin Energy for drilling rig services, a report said.

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Hull Cleaning, Waste Capture System Getting Readied

By MarEx 2016-02-08 22:22:20 In November 2015, the Australian Government awarded GRD Franmarine an accelerating commercialization project grant work A$1 million. Now, after more than five years of research and development, GRD - Franmarine will release the first full scale commercial hull cleaning unit in July 2016.   Development has been focussed on getting the engineering right.

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Canadian Arctic Ship Disaster Featured in Game

An Arctic shipping accident has been added to the game, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. The game, created by Ubisoft Montreal and part of the Rainbow Six tactical first-person shooter franchise, was released in December 2015 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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