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ALE Complete World’s Heaviest Load-Out At 47,830t

ALE has completed another world record with the load-out of the 47,830t Arkutun Dagi topside. This weight, which was the combination of the 42,695t topside positioned on a 5,135t load-out support frame is the heaviest to be loaded-out in the world.

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IMO Expected to Adopt Important SOLAS Amendments on Lifeboat Safety

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets at the Organization’s London headquarters for its 93rd session, from 14 to 23 May 2014. The MSC is expected to adopt amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) related to lifeboat safety and continue its action plan of work on passenger ship safety.

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Shipowners Could Fall Foul Of Food And Catering Regs Under MLC 2006

The coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) has brought with it a wide range of areas with which owners have to comply. Regulation 3.2 on Food and Catering have not been well publicised and shipowners could end up falling foul to Port State Control (PSC) inspections according to David Steele, director of Food Inspection and Training Ltd (FIT).

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First-Ever Study Of A Sunken Shipping Container

Thousands of shipping containers are lost from cargo vessels each year. Many of these containers eventually sink to the deep seafloor. In the first-ever survey of its kind, researchers from MBARI and the sanctuary recently described how deep-sea animal communities on and around the container differed from those in surrounding areas.

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DNV GL Introduces Hybrid Power Systems For Offshore Units

DNV GL is proposing a new hybrid power concept for offshore units using batteries in combination with traditional power generation equipment. The concept has already delivered multiple advantages in the maritime and automotive industries, but has not yet been applied in the O&G industry.

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Future Marine Fuel: It’s All A Matter Of Priority

Is liquefied natural gas (LNG) the future of marine fuel – or just a future marine fuel? That is the billion-dollar question. Cleaner, safer, more affordable and easier to obtain – as the variety and interest in new marine fuels grows, shipowners and operators are more likely to opt for the prosaic than the exotic

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